HISTORY OF ALLIED HEALTH SCIENCES FACULTY
In 1986, Thammasat University has expanded on an academic policy, in the area of basic and applied science. We moved from Ta Prachan campus, Bangkok to Rangsit campus, Pathum Thani province in order to develop the public health sector, which was the main obstacle for enhancing the country. Thammasat University has established Faculty of medicine in 1990. Afterwards, Faculty of Dentistry, Faculty of Nursing and Faculty of Medical Technology have been found consecutively.
Thereafter, Faculty of Medical Technology gathered resources and has completed to launch courses. However, the university committee resolved to replace the name into Faculty of Allied Health Science because of coping with the future trend of public health.
On February 21, 1996. Faculty of Allied Health Science has been established by Announcement of Royal Decree. The Faculty consisted of 5 departments; Medical Technology, Physical Therapy, Radiological Technology, Occupational Therapy and Office of Secretary.
Assoc. Prof. Kampol Ruchiwit, Dean of Faculty of Allied Health Science, purposed to lead the faculty to be academic excellence in national and international. In 2014, the faculty has been expanded for developing education and research in health promotion. Department of Sport Sciences and Sport Development have been found in order to operate 3 programs, including Sport and Exercise Science, Sport Coaching and Sport Management. Moreover, Faculty of Allied Health Science always serves service to public by operating the service learning units, consisting of Medical Technology Unit, Physical and Hydro Therapy Unit, Sport Sciences and sport rehabilitation Unit and Molecular Diagnostic Laboratory Center.
Assoc. Prof. Kampol Ruchiwit has the strong vision for developing academic area and serving service learning to public. In 2015, the program of Forensic Science has launched by concentrating on investigation. In addition, Faculty of Allied Health Science collaborates with leading universities to set the program of Radiological Technology in 2017. These can lead Assoc. Prof. Kampol Ruchiwit to get honor rewards from public and private organizations.
Faculty of Allied Health Science pays an extreme attention to enhance research by make agreement of memorandum of understanding (MOU) with leading academic and sport organization in national and international. The main reasons are to enhancing teaching, research, service learning and human resources. The alliance compose of McMaster University, Canada; University of Alabama, USA; The University of Suwon, Faculty of Sports Science, Makelle University, Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia Taiwan; Association for Physical Activities and Recreation Taiwan, Republic of China; The Faculty of Sport Sciences, Waseda University, Japan, College of Medical Technology, Trinity University of Asia, Philippines, Royal Thai Police, Sports Authority of Thailand, Athletic Association of Thailand, Tennis Association of Thailand, Chiang Mai University, Khonkaen University, Naresuan University and Prince of Songkla University.
Faculty of Allied Health Sciences
Thammasat University Rangsit Campus
99 Moo.18 Phahonyothin Road, Khlong Nueng
Khlong Luang, Pathum Thani 12120 Thailand