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
Clinical Experience in Athletic Training
Injury Evaluation I (Lower extremity)
Emergency Care and first aid
Exercise and Sports Medicine
Health and Fitness
NATABOC – National Athletic Trainers Board of Certification
ARC BLS instructor – American Red Cross Basic Life support instructor
NREMT – National Registry Emergency Medical Technician
Areas of Research
My research interested focus on evidence based practice in Athletic Training and Performance. I am primarily focused on movement screening and its relationship to injury prevention. Additionally, I am interested in the transfer of knowledge from didactic to clinical practice as well as skill maintenance over time. I have collaborated on several projects in the areas of physical performance and health promotion of first responders.
Current Research Project
Use of FMS for career firefighters injury prediction, Megan Colas
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 JR, Colas M, Peacock C, Gatens DR. The Effects of Postexercise Cooling on Muscle Performance and Soreness Perception. IJATT. 2018;23(2):73-76.