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Megan E. Colas, Ph.D., ATC, NREMT-B

Associate Professor, Health and Human Performance
(954) 262-8330 mr1251@nova.edu
Office: Parker - Rm. 306

Education

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 Athletic Training
Injury Evaluation I (Lower extremity)
Therapeutic Modalities/Lab
Emergency Care and first aid
Exercise and Sports Medicine
Health and Fitness

Certifications

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.

  • 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.
  • Doeringer J, Colas M. “The impact of IASTM on mobility for the lower extremity” ongoing research.
  • Peacock C, Gatens D. “The Effects of Post-Exercise Cooling on Muscle Performance and Soreness Perception” IJATT, 2018 (23) 73-76.

Publication

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.

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