Thai Massage college and university courses? Yeah, well, in Thailand, Traditional Thai Medicine is taken seriously. Quite a number of universities and colleges in Thailand offer Alternative and Traditional Medicine undergraduate and graduate programs, and there are various national associations and organizations that occupy themselves with Thai Medicine education and practice.
Most of the time the courses are named Applied Thai Traditional Medicine. Yet, sometimes only Traditional Thai Medicine depending on the specific focus of study contents. In the majority of cases there’s a rather practical aspect to the studies… luckily. Because who needs a college Thai Masseur knowing only theoretically how the Sen Lines run through the body?
Now, most of the time program curricula consist of a combination of 4 major studies: Traditional Thai Massage, Traditional Thai Pharmacy (herbs and application), Thai Traditional Medical Practice (diagnosis, prescription, etc), and Traditional Thai Midwifery (pre- and postnatal). Students can often choose a specialization. Depending on the college or university certain aspects of their Thai Medicine program have more focus than others, like more emphasis on Thai Pharmacy, or more on Thai Medical Practice, etc.
The Thai Massage programs for instance vary from 372 hours to 800 hours or 1300 hours programs, with certain (therapeutic) specializations. Apart from the undergraduate Bachelor studies, some universities also offer graduate Master, post-graduate and research opportunities.
You’ll find Traditional Thai Medicine programs being part of different faculties, depending on how a college or university is organized. Studies can be found at a Faculty of Medicine, Faculty of Public Health, Faculty of Nursing, at an Academic Hospital attached to a university, or even at a Faculty of Science and Technology.
Thai Traditional Medicine studies are generally accessible for foreigners also, but mind that most of the programs are in Thai (fully or partially) for which you’ll need a good command of the Thai Language. Sometimes, parts of the university or college programs are offered as separate (sometimes international) courses (like for instance Thai Massage, Thai Midwifery or Thai Pharmacy or even Spa treatments), which would most likely give foreigners better opportunities to enroll.
Well, that’s it for now. Below a list of the colleges and universities we’ve found in Thailand that offer Traditional Thai Medicine studies, courses and programs. Some websites have English sections which gives you a better idea of how Thai Medicine studies are offered Thailand.Abhaibhubejhr College of Traditional Medicine Prachinburi
The Abhaibhubejhr College of Traditional Medicine Prachinburi offers a Thai Traditional Medicine College program: Thai Pharmacy, Thai medical practice, Thai Massage, and [More info...]
The Faculty of Abhaibhubejhr of Thai Traditional Medicine was established in 2005. The faculty is run in cooperation with the Abhaibhubejhr Hospital specialized in Thai H [More info...]
Chiang Mai University – Faculty of Medicine
The Faculty of Medicine of the Chiang Mai University (CMU) has attached to it a Center of Thai Traditional and Complementary Medicine (TTCM). Its main tasks are research [More info...]
Chiang Mai University – Faculty of Nursing
In cooperation with the Health Spa Development Center at Mae Sa, Mae Rim, Chiang Mai the faculty offers a Spa Manager Course, Thai Massage Course, and therapy courses for [More info...]
Chulalongkorn University – Faculty of Arts
The Thai Studies Center, Faculty of Arts, at the Chulalongkorn University, offers M.A. and Ph.D Programs in Thai Studies (in English). These programs are designed for tho [More info...]
Chulalongkorn University | College of Public Health Sciences
Offers, among other programs, research-based Master of Science programs in Thai Traditional and Alternative Medicines. [More info...]
College of Muay Thai Study and Traditional Thai Medicine
The college is part of the Muban Chombueng Rajbhat University. The Muay Thai Study and Thai Traditional Medicine College is the first in Thailand to offer Muay Thai Study [More info...]
Khon Kaen University | Faculty of Associated Medical Sciences
The Faculty of Associated Medical Sciences has a research program for alternative treatment with Thai massage for Musculo and Skeletal disorders in relation to Back pain, [More info...]
Mae Fah Luang | School of Health Sciences
The School of Health Sciences is part of the Mae Fah Luang University in Chiang Rai and runs a Bachelor and Master program of Traditional Thai Medicine. [More info...]
Mahasarakham University | Faculty of Medicine
The Faculty of Medicine of the University located in Maha Sarakham offers a bachelor program in Applied Traditional Thai Medicine. [More info...]
Mahidol University | Siriraj Hospital
The Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital Mahidol University runs a Center of Applied Thai Traditional Medicine (and a 4-year Bachelor program) and is an educational insti [More info...]
The Faculty of Medicine of the Phayao University has a branch of Applied Traditional Thai medicine. The School of Architecture and Fine Arts of the university offers Trad [More info...]
Prince of Songkla University
The Faculty of Traditional Thai Medicine, Prince of Songkla University, Hatyai Campus offers a Bachelor and Master of Thai Traditional Medicine program, including Traditi [More info...]
Rajamangala University Srivijaya
The University runs a Thai Traditional Medicine College runs a Bachelor and Master program in Thai Traditional Medicine. Fields of study are Thai Medicine Practice, Thai [More info...]
Rajamangala University Thanyaburi
The University has a Thai Traditional Medicine College with a 4-year Bachelor of Applied Thai Traditional Medicine Program (B.ATM.) including Thai Massage. Short courses [More info...]
Rangsit University | College of Oriental Medicine
The Rangsit University runs a Bachelor and Master Program of Oriental Medicine, including that of Traditional Thai Medicine. [More info...]
Sirindhorn College of Public Health
The Sirindhorn College of Public Health in Chonburi offers a college program of Applied Thai Traditional Medicine. The college has a Thai Traditional medicine clinic atta [More info...]
Suan Sunandha Rajabhat University
The university offers a Bachelor, Master, and PhD program in Applied Thai Traditional Medicine. [More info...]
Sukhothai Thammathirat Open University
The university offers a Bachelor and Master program of Thai Traditional Medicine or Applied Traditional Thai Medicine. Programs are part of the Faculty of health Sciences [More info...]
The Faculty of Health and Sports Science, Thaksin University (Songkhla and Phatthalung Campus) offers a Bachelor program of Traditional Thai medicine. The Faculty of Arts [More info...]
Yala Sirindhorn College of Public Health
The Sirindhorn College of Public Health in Yala offers a Thai Traditional Medicine Course and Bachelor of Thai Traditional Medicine Program. Program courses are Thai Trad [More info...]
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