Chad Osgood

Job Titles


Chad Osgood utilizes his 25+ years of leadership experience in higher education to provide appropriate administrative oversight as the Academic Dean of the College of Adult and Professional Students (CAPS) and the Graduate School (GS). Dr. Osgood spent the early part of his career as a faculty member, Department Chair, and Athletic Trainer in the College of Arts and Sciences. He then transitioned to the Graduate School to be a Program Director and eventual Dean. He has significant experience with accreditation and has lead many successful accreditation efforts in programs such as Athletic Training, Business, Counseling, and Physician Assistant. His focused research area is in Athletic Training leadership in the higher setting.

Started at Bethel



  • Bethel College - B.A. in Athletic Training, 1995
  • South Dakota State University - M.S. in Health, Physical Education, and Recreation, 1998
  • Bethel University - Ed.D. in Higher Education Leadership, 2019

Courses Taught

Associate Professor, Bethel University (1998 – 2020)

  • Courses Taught –First Aid; Introduction to Emergency Care; Advanced Emergency Care; Advanced Athletic Training – The Lower Extremity; Advanced Athletic Training – The Upper Extremity; Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries; Therapeutic Interventions I; Therapeutic Interventions III; Athletic Training Clinical Assessment I; Athletic Training Clinical Assessment II; Athletic Training Master’s Project I; Athletic Training Master’s Project II; Current Topics in Athletic Training; Exercise Physiology; Integrative Medicine in a Cross Cultural Setting; Evaluation of Physical Education; and Introduction to Liberal Arts

Teaching Specialist, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN (2009 – 2016)

  • Course Taught – Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries

Visiting Scholar, University of Hull, Hull England (2011)

  • Courses Taught - Human Anatomy, Musculo-Skeletal Injuries, Soft Tissue Techniques, and Musculo-Skeletal Assessment, and Neurology and Tissue Dynamics

Adjunct Instructor, Hamline University, St. Paul, MN (2011)

  • Course Taught – Prevention and Management of Athletic Injuries



Minnesota Athletic Trainers’ Recognition Award – 2013

Minnesota Athletic Trainers’ Recognition Award – 2001

Certificates and Licenses

Certified Athletic Trainer – National Athletic Training Association
BOC# - 089502501
MN Board of Medical Practice# - 1418
NPI# - 1598814360
Certified Instructor of CPR for the Professional Rescuer – American Red Cross
Certified Contemporary Cupping Methods Practitioner

Professional Organizations, Committees, and Boards

Minnesota Athletic Trainers Association: The Minnesota Athletic Trainers' Association (MATA) serves its members through the advancement and promotion of the athletic training profession.

  • Vice President, (2019 – 2021)
  • Treasurer/Membership Chair, (2001 – 2003)


Research interests

Osgood's research interests are athletic training leadership, upper extremity injuries, instructional technology, concussion management, and integrative medicine.