Department of Physical Education and Sports was founded in 1927 as part of the Uzbek State University.
In 2015 it was renamed into interfaculty chair of physical culture and sports of Samarkand State University. In the department there are 12 staff units: one of them, professor who is B.T.Khaydarov; 2 associate professors R.A.Kosimov, B.B.Kipchakov; 3 senior teachers: Candidate Master of Sports A.A.Kurbanov, I.I.Isaev, N.Sh.Khayitov; 7 assistant teachers: Candidate Master of Sports, Republican category judge D.I.Yusupov, Candidate Master of Sports A.Ashurov, M.I.Imomov, Z.A.Abdulahatov, I.I.Mirzaev, F.A.Oblanozarov, R.T.Badayev. Scientific potential of the department is 27%.
According to the main scientific theme of the department "Organization of Physical Culture and Sports in the classroom for Selected Study Areas", research works were carried out. These works are considered relevant. A more diverse study of the problem of improving physical culture and sports has a scientific and practical significance. A number of faculty members working on the main topic conduct research and development and their final conclusions are laid out in printed scientific articles, methodological developments. Physical culture and sports is the main assistant to lead a healthy lifestyle and improve sports achievements.
On the basis of scientific and technical progress, the department carries out scientific research work in the educational process.
Teachers of the department, without leaving the main topic, conduct scientific research and final conclusions to be introduced to the training of bachelors in the profession of physical culture.
Works of leading experts as: associate professor R.A.Kosimova "Swimming and teaching methods" training manual, and also on this topic "Program", "Handball and teaching methods" methodical manual, "Tourism" textbook; senior instructor N.I.Isaev "From Physical Culture to Sport" methodical manual; the senior lecturer B.B.Kipchakova "500mobilegames" the methodical grant, the senior lecturer O.K.Raupova "Methods of training on the selected kinds of sports" the manuals have been printed in magazines, and is assistants in training of bachelors on physical training and sports.