Dr. Hal Strough serves in the role of Associate Dean in the College of Health Care Sciences overseeing the Health and Human Performance, Occupational Therapy, and Physical Therapy departments. He came to NSU from The College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, MN where he served for 8 years as Founding Department Chair of the Master’s program in Athletic Training. The program received re-accreditation from CAATE (Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education) for 10 years during his tenure. Prior to that he served as Program Director and Clinical Coordinator of the Athletic Training program at UW Oshkosh in Oshkosh, WI for 9 years. He also started the program there and was instrumental in securing a nearly $1 million dollar renovation of the athletic training facilities. Dr. Strough is a 30-year member of the NATA (National Athletic Trainers’ Association), as well as a member of SEATA (Southeast Athletic Trainers’ Association) and ATAF (Athletic Trainers’ Association of Florida). He is certified by the BOC, Inc. (Board of Certification). He serves as an exam item writer for the BOC, Inc. Dr. Strough has previously served as an instructor trainer for the American Heart Association, a site visitor for what was previously the Joint Review Commission on Athletic Training (JRC-AT), and a member of the Continuing Education Committee of the MATA. He holds a PhD from Purdue University, an EdS and MS from Eastern Kentucky University, and a BS from Central Michigan University.