Thai Massage college and university courses? Yeah… you bet! In Thailand, Traditional Thai Medicine is taken seriously. Quite a bunch of universities and colleges in Thailand offer Alternative and Traditional Medicine undergraduate and graduate programs, and their 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. Sometimes only Traditional Thai Medicine depending on specific emphasis 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 content consists of a combination of 4 major studies: Thai Massage, Thai Pharmacy (herbs and application), Thai Medical Practice (diagnosis, prescription, etc), and 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.
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 [Read More...]
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 [Read More...]
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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. [Read More...]
The Faculty of Medicine of the University located in Maha Sarakham offers a bachelor program in Applied Traditional Thai Medicine. [Read More...]
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 [Read More...]
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 [Read More...]
The Faculty of Traditional Thai Medicine, Prince of Songkla University, Hatyai Campus offers a Bachelor and Master of Thai Traditional Medicine program, including Traditi [Read More...]
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The Rangsit University runs a Bachelor and Master Program of Oriental Medicine, including that of Traditional Thai Medicine. [Read More...]
The Sirindhorn College of Public Health in Chonburi offers a college program of Applied Thai Traditional Medicine. [Read More...]
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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 [Read More...]
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 [Read More...]