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Megan E. Colas, PhD, ATC, NREMT-B

AT Clinical Education Director, Athletic Training - Ft. Lauderdale
Assistant Professor, Athletic Training - Ft. Lauderdale
(954) 262-8330


2009 – PhD – Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg VA

2003 – MS – Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg VA

2002 – BS – Salisbury University, Salisbury MD

Courses Taught

Clinical Experience in AT I

Clinical Experience in AT II

Clinical Experience in AT III

Injury Evaluation I (Lower extremity)

Therapeutic Modalities/Lab

Emergency Care and first aid

Principles of AT


NATABOC – National Athletic Trainers Board of Certification

ARC BLS instructor – American Red Cross Basic Life support instructor

NREMT-B – National Registry Emergency Medical Technician – Basic

Areas of Research

My research interests focus on evidence based practice and clinical instruction.  I am primarily focused on the transfer of knowledge and application of skill between didactic and clinical practice.  Additionally, I am interested in the development of clinical teaching strategies and promoting preceptor training.  I have collaborated on several projects in the areas of sports nutrition and sports performance as well.  As the clinical director for Athletic Training I make a concerted effort to maintain active roles in clinical practice standards and transition to practice for AT students. 

Recent Scholarly Activity