Taipei, April 4 (CNA) The executive committee of the 2017 Taipei Universiade said Tuesday that it plans to offer a course to about 1,000 athletic trainers, teaching them how to assist competitors at the second largest multi-sports event in the world, scheduled to take place later this year.
About 12,000 athletes from 150 countries will take part in the Universiade from Aug. 19-30.
The committee said it has invited experts to lecture as part of the program and those who attend the class will be required to have a physical therapist or athletic trainer license.
In Taiwan most athletic trainers graduated from departments of physical education, and tend to focus on pre-game injury prevention and urgent treatment such as muscle taping and relaxation to prevent exacerbating injuries, on the sideline of sporting competitions.
(By Liu Chien-pang and Lilian Wu)