On Shaaban 8th, 1427H, the Royal Decree no. 5997/MB was issued, stipulating establishment of a college for health sciences in al-Leith, to be one Umm al-Qura University's medical colleges.
The current dean of the college is Dr. Faris bin Muhammad Noor Altaf, who assumed the responsibility on Rabea al-Awwal 21st, 1433H. He is the second dean of the college since it inception; the first being Dr. Ahmed Omar Ahmed Ba-Belgheith, who had been the dean from 1431 to 1433H.
Led by Dr. Fares Altafh, the College of Health Sciences has witnessed an impressive leap forward. A building was hired for the college, and new academic and administrative posts have been introduced. Additionally, organizational and administrative structures have been developed for the college, and a committee was formed to design curricula. With Dr. Altaf's aid and generous support, the committee has managed to accomplish six academic programs in just one year, and they have been accredited. Of these programs is the Public Health Program, which was accredited by Massachusetts University, USA.
The College of Health Sciences takes as its mission providing high-quality academic and educational programs. Through these programs, the college seeks to qualify cadres to be outstanding at both the theoretical and practical levels, and to provide them with high-standard training that helps them to proficiently assume their professional tasks and responsibilities in a wide range of health specialties, meanwhile showing respect and commitment to the core values and norms. By doing so, the college looks forward to developing and improving health research, so as to be compatible with surrounding environment, as well as the Kingdom's developmental and cultural needs.