Richard Ray, professor and chair of kinesiology, spent a week during May in Taipei, Taiwan consulting with the faculty and administration at the National Taiwan Sports University.

NTSU offers a major program of study in athletic training and is considered a pioneer in the development of athletic training education in Asia. The program enrolls approximately 50 upper division students who take courses in both Western and traditional Chinese approaches to injury and illness diagnosis and treatment.

NTSU is attempting to position itself to the be the first university outside the U.S. to have its athletic training program accredited.

Dr. Ray is experienced in specialized accreditation and has served as a consultant or accreditation site visitor to approximately 40 colleges and universities.

In addition to providing advice about NTSU's athletic training program, he also made a presentation at an athletic training education workshop for Taiwanese and Chinese athletic trainers.