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

Associate Professor, Health and Human Performance
(954) 262-8330
Office: Parker - Rm. 306

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 interested focus on evidence based practice and prehospital emergency medicine.  I am primarily focused on the transfer of knowledge from didactic to clinical practice as well as skill maintenance over time.  Additionally, I am interested in the development of clinical teaching strategies and professional development specific to emergency management.  I have collaborated on several projects in the areas of physical performance and health promotion of first responders. 

Recent Scholarly Activity

  • Vanguri P, Colas M, Henderson K. “Collaborative Education with EMS and AT: From Implementation to Outcomes” Plenary Session, National Athletic Trainers Association – Educators Conference, Dallas TX, February 15, 2019.
  • Doeringer J, Colas M. “Post-Exercise Cooling Modified Muscle Performance and Soreness Perception” Poster presentation, National Athletic Trainers Association – Annual Meeting and Clinical Symposium, June 25, 2019.
  • Colas M, Peacock C, Doeringer J. “Physiological changes and performance outcomes in firefighter recruits throughout Fire Academy training.” Ongoing research.
  • Doeringer J, Colas M, Peacock C, Gatens D. “The Effects of Post-Exercise Cooling on Muscle Performance and Soreness Perception” IJATT, 2018 (23) 73-76.
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