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Biography and Career Highlights
Donald A. Chu Ph.D.,
PT, ATC, CSCS, NSCA-CPT
Dr. Donald Chu is the Director of the Physical Therapist Assistant Program at Ohlone College in Newark, California. He holds the rank of Professor at this institution. He also serves as the clinic manager of the NovaCare Physical Therapy Center in Castro Valley, California. Dr. Chu has his Professor Emeritus at California State University, Hayward where he taught sports medicine in the Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education.
Dr. Chu holds certifications from both the National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA) and the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) as a Certified Strength Specialist and a Personal Trainer. He has served on the Board of Directors of both the NATA and the NSCA. He is a Past-President of the NSCA and currently serves as the Chairman of the Certification Commission of the NSCA.
Dr. Chu has worked with professional and elite athletes in many different sports. He is currently responsible for the strength training of the U.S. Olympic Synchronized Swim Team for the 2000 games.
Dr. Chu has been involved with the Synchronized Swim Team since 1993. He
He has worked with athletes in other sports at various times in their developmental stages including Lindsey Davenport, Todd Martin of Professional Tennis. He has helped many Track and Field athletes such as Women's High Jump, former World Record Holder, Pan Am Champion and member of the 1988 Olympic Team, Colleen Sommers, Laura DeSnoo and Mike Milkey, finalist in the women and men's discus finals at the 1996 Olympic Trials. Dr. Chu was responsible for the production of 17 National NCAA Div. II Champions and 42 All-Americans in the jumping events of track and field.
Originally known for his abilities in the field of sports
He has held several positions on advisory boards of both profit and
Dr. Chu is an individual whose diverse background and experiences, in