The College of Sports Science and Technology (CSST) Mahidol University was the first who established Sports Science degree in Thailand.
The CSST was founded in 1989. Initially, it was a part of the School of Sports Medicine under the Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University. Many of our students participate in conferences and excel in international competitions. Our graduates enjoy a high percentage of getting hired both locally and abroad, with a majority of our students currently occupying key positions in various industries. The global vision of the college is to be one of the Sports Science leaders in Asia. The main goal is to become a center of knowledge focusing on quality on the basis of merit for health and good health to the public and, in the meantime, developing sport excellence with a network of sports science, both domestically and internationally.
The college of sports science and technology is used for teaching, researching, and testing to improve sports performance for athletes. The biomechanics staff have a wide range of interests in sports biomechanics fields including gymnastics, weightlifting, sepak takraw, golf and tennis, as well as ACL injury prevention. In the laboratory of the university several athletes of various sports disciplines are evaluated, including: the National Volleyball team, Badminton and Tennis champions (see the Special projects section below).
Sports biomechanics lab technician and researchers in biomechanics field
Weerawat ‘Wat’ Limroongreungrat PhD, PT, CSCS
The CSST strives towards academic and service excellence in the fields of sports science by conducting pertinent research and teaching, as well as providing facilities for the promotion of physical activities and health of the general Thai population.
The main activities are:
- Teaching and Learning and Learning Excellence
- Health Promotion and services Excellence
- Research Excellence
- Resources Optimization
- Opportunity Optimization
Kiattipong Ratchatakriengkrai (AOD), Coach of the Thai National Volleyball Team said:
“I decided to integrate the biomechanical analysis in a classical athletic training of the Thai National Volleyball Team, getting a qualitative improvement that was crucial for its success.
In particular, the BTS SPORTLAB allows me to work with precision on every athletes gesture. For example, optimizing the loading phase, which precedes a volleyball serve, you can get a more powerful jump. The optoelectronic technology and the wireless devices of the BTS SPORTLAB also allow me to have an objective evaluation of the gesture execution, optimizing it and improving the athlete performance”.
Ratchanok Intanon “Nong May”: 4th position in the 2012 Olympic Games at only 17 years old, is a Thai Badminton player who has become the youngest singles World Champion ever.
After a bad injury which had a negative influence on her latest performances, she was supported by many professionals and sports medicine physicians to identify a personalized recovery program. The constant study and progress in the field of Sports Science had a crucial role in the treatment of her weaknesses and the functional assessment carried out through BTS SPORTLAB contributed to making the rehab even more effective.
Here is what Ratchanok said: “Thank you to everyone who helped me get many things resolved such as weakness in physical fitness, muscle tension and chronic ankle instability. Now, I have a good self-confidence and I am ready to compete in 2016 Badminton series on the road to 2016 Olympic Games.”
Tennis Serving Motion Analysis
G-WALK Jump test Youth Volleyball Team
At CSST the sports biomechanics laboratory is one of the leading sports biomechanics laboratories in Thailand. The laboratory has a 3D motion analysis system (BTS Bioengineering) including 10 BTS cameras, 2 force plates and a BTS FREEEMG wireless system that is used to accurately capture the fast sporting gesture and analyze biomechanics data. Thanks to this system we can obtain reliable results for Research. In fact, at CSST Sports biomechanics is one of the research areas among other disciplines including Sports Medicine, Exercise and Sports Physiology, Sport Nutrition and Sports Psychology. The goals of sports biomechanics are to improve sports performance and prevent/reduce any potential injury that may occur. These goals can be achieved through the analysis of the sporting gesture.