The aim of the program is to produce graduates with the knowledge, ability and a high level of expertise in the areas of physical therapy, assessment, diagnosis, treatment, prevention, health promotion and rehabilitation. The program instills in students a sense of ethics, responsibility, and high professional standards. It aims to train students to be able to adapt theoretical knowledge in order to become leaders in this field in the southern region and to meet international standards. Students will study in conjunction with professional groups in the health sciences so that through their studies they will gain valuable experience in working efficiently as a team. Students who choose this program of study should have an aptitude for conducting research and seeking new knowledge.
This program emphasizes both theory and practice in various fields of applied science including the structure and function of the human body; musculoskeletal physical therapy, neurological physical therapy, cardiopulmonary physical therapy, physical therapy for geriatric, sports physical therapy, community physical therapy and general education courses focusing on society, language, mathematics, statistics, science, and computers and especially information technology, designed to give students a broad knowledge foundation. Before graduating and entering the workforce, students are also required to take part in work experience programs in public and private hospitals.
Students who wish to choose this program should be able to work with a high attention to detail, high motivation, great patience, and willing to work in the service of others since most will be involved in working with patients in hospitals. Students interested in a research career should have a keen interest in the discipline and an inquiring mind.
Career and Postgraduate Study Opportunities
Graduates in this field can apply for registration to practice in the field of physiotherapy from the Ministry of Public Health. They may work as physical therapists, scientists, medical scientists in public or private hospitals, or work independently, e.g. open a clinic (in accordance with the 1999 Therapeutic Practices Act), or work as sales representatives or agents and importers of medical equipment and medicines for laboratories.
Students who take this program can continue their studies at the Master’s or Doctoral level, either nationally or internationally, in various fields of medical science including physiotherapy, anatomy, and physiology.
Program Contact Person
Name: Ms. Wantanee Yodchaisarn
Contact Phone No.: +66 7567 2194, +66 7567 2104-5