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Pamela Rast, Ph.D., LAT, ATC

Dr. Pamela Rast, Department Chair of Kinesiology

Pam Rast, Ph.D., LAT, ATC

Professor of Athletic Training, Program Director & Kinesiology Department Chair
Sid W. Richardson Center 109

Education

  • Ph.D. Kinesiology, Specialty Biomechanics, Computer Science, Texas Woman's University, 2000
  • M.S.Ed. Physical Education, Baylor University, 1983
  • B.S. Physical education, Minor Biology, Baylor University, 1982

Courses taught at Texas Wesleyan

  • ASE 1111: Freshman Success
  • EXS 2301: Anatomical Basis of Physical Activity
  • EXS 3100: Biomechanics Laboratory
  • EXS 3300: Biomechanics Laboratory
  • ATR 4120: BOC Exam Review
  • ATR 4240: Organization and Administration in Sports Medicine
  • ATR 4305: Therapeutic Exercise Techniques
  • ATR 4304: Therapeutic Modalities
Presentations & Grants

Presentations

  • Rast, PD, (2013, March). The Sports Medicine Approach to Workplace Injuries. Presented to LWP Claims Solutions, Sacramento, CA
  • Rast, PD, (2013, March). Airborne and Bloodborne Pathogens. Presented at Sedgwick CMS, Richardson, TX
  • Rast, PD. (2013, March). Bloodborne Pathogens: HIV, HCV, HBV Work Related Exposure. Presented at Travelers, Richardson, TX
  • Rast, PD, (Feb. 15, 2013). Advanced Ergonomics. [National Webinar] presented for Broadspire from Fort Worth, TX
  • Rast, PD, (Nov. 13, 2012). Environmental Exposure and Heat Illness. [National Webinar] presented for The Hartford from Fort Worth, TX
  • Rast, PD, (2012, July). Medical Terminology for the Adjuster. Presented at Texas Mutual Insurance, Irving, TX 
  • Rast, PD, (2012, June). Common Foot and Ankle Injuries. Presented at Argo Group US / Argonaut Insurance, Irving, TX and regional via teleconference
  • Rast, PD, (May 22, 2012). Medical Terminology for the Adjuster.[National Webinar] presented for The Hartford from Fort Worth, TX
  • Prater, K & Rast, P. (2012, May). Why Diving deep matters: A First Step Toward College Success. Presented at Texas Wesleyan University Title III Summer Institute 2012, Fort Worth, TX
  • Rast, PD. (2012, May) . Giving Successful Presentations: 14 Indisputable Tips. Presented at Texas Wesleyan University Title III Summer Institute 2012, Fort Worth, TX
  • Rast, PD, (2012, April). Common Knee Injuries Presented at Argo Group US, Irving, TX
  • Rast, PD, (2011, October). Understanding Neck & Back Injuries – Evidence Based Approach. Presented at Argo Group US, Irving, TX
  • Rast, PD, (August 30, 2011). Airborne and Bloodborne Pathogens. [National Webinar] presented for The Hartford from Fort Worth, TX
  • Rast, PD, (2011, August). Common Knee Injuries. Presented at Broadspire, Dallas, TX
  • Rast, PD, (2011, July). MRSA-Methicillin Resistant Staphlococcus Aureus. Presented at Broadspire, Dallas, T
  • Rast, PD, (2011, June). Bloodborne Pathogens: HIV, HCV, HBV Work Related Exposure. Presented at Crum and Forster, Plano, TX 
  • Rast, PD (2011, May). A Student in Jeopardy Isn’t Always a Bad Thing. Presented at Texas Wesleyan University Title III Summer Institute 2011, Fort Worth, TX

Grants

  • Cook Children’s Health Care System, Fort Worth, TX. Funding for pilot study of the effects of indoor and outdoor walking conditions in children with asthma and GSTM1 (2008) 
  • Innovation Sports, Foothill Ranch, CA & Mueller Sports Medicine, Prairie du Sac, WI. Funding and braces for knee brace migration study (1999)
  • Swede-O-Universal, North Branch MN. & Aircast Inc., Summit, NJ. Funding and braces for ankle brace biomechanical analysis (1992)
Research & Research Interests

Research

  • Rast, P.D. et al., Using Wii Fit Interactive Gaming to Improve Proprioception in Lower Extremity Injured Athletes.
  • Rast, P.D., Comparative Analysis of Multidirectional Migration in Functional Knee Braces.

Research Interests 

  • Comparative analysis of multidirectional migration in functional knee braces
  • Using Wii Fit interactive gaming to improve proprioception and fall risk in the aging population
Committees

National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Athletic Trainers Association

  • Professional Education and Research Committee (2011-2012)

National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA)

  • Convention Program Committee – Proposal Reviewer (2010-Present)
  • Annual Symposium Workshop & Special Topics Moderator (2006- present)
  • Continuing Education Committee (2003 – 2011)
  • One-Day Workshop Subcommittee Co-Chair
  • Workshop Package Chair

Board of Certification of for the Athletic Trainer (BOC) (1991 – 2006)

  • Certification Examiner
  • Written Simulation Proctor

Southwest Athletic Trainers Association (SWATA)

  • Awards Sub-committee: SWATA-MDAT (2013)
  • Constitutional Review Committee (2005 – 2007)
  • Student Poster Contest Committee (2002 – 2006)
  • Student Competency Workshop Committee (1996-2001)
  • District 6 – NATA Research and Education Foundation Committee (1997-2000)
  • Executive Board Parliamentarian (1995 – 2000)  

Texas State Athletic Trainer’s Association (TSATA)

  • University/College Sub-committee (2009- present)

Texas Advisory Board of Athletic Trainers

  • Education Committee (1998 – 2008)
  • Licensure Examiner (1991 – Present)

Texas Wesleyan University

  • Faculty Council: School of Education Rep 2011-2013, Chair 2009-2010, Chair Elect 2008-2009, At Large Rep 2003- 2005
  • Academic Affairs Committee 2000, 2001
  • General Education Curriculum Committee 2000, 2001, 2004, 2005
  • Scholarship and Admissions 2002-2004,
  • Faculty Athletic Committee: FAR, 2002-present
  • University Planning Committee 2010, 2011
  • Institutional Advancement and Alumni Affairs 1999, 2000
  • Faculty Grievance: Chair 1998, 1999
  • Tenure, Promotion, and Academic Freedom, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009
  • Ad Hoc Committees
  • Goostree Women’s Symposium, 2003-2009
  • Provost Search, 2001
  • Dean’s Search, 2001
  • Executive Committee for Strategic Planning, 2001
  • Ethics Across the Curriculum, 1998 – 2001
  • Internal Review Board 2008 - present
Certifications, Licenses & Memberships

Certifications

  • PADI Certified Divemaster
  • BOC-AT National Certification
  • American Red Cross – Instructor Certification CPR / AED for the Professional Rescuer
  • American Red Cross – Instructor Certification – Oxygen Administration
  • American Red Cross - Instructor Certification – Bloodborne Pathogen Control
  • American Heart Association – BLS Instructor Trainer
  • NATA – Clinical Instructor Educator Instructor Certification - American Red Cross Community First Aid/CPR/AED, Responding to Emergencies 

Licenses

  • Texas Teacher Certificate -Secondary Biology, Secondary Physical Education 
  • Texas Advisory Board of Athletic Trainers Texas State License # AT0665
  • PADI Certified Rescue Diver # 0305076540
  • SDI Certified Open Water Scuba Diver # 89693

Professional Memberships

  • National Athletic Trainers’ Association District 6
  • Southwest Athletic Trainers’ Association (Executive Board Officer 1996-1999)
  • North Texas Athletic Trainer’s Society (Founding member)
  • Texas State Athletic Trainer’s Association
  • American Association of University Professors (Chapter Treasurer 2000-2002)
  • Texas Society of Sports Medicine
  • Texas Association of Health Physical Education Recreation and Dance
Reviewer
  • Textbook Reviewer: F A Davis Publishers (2012)
  • Textbook Proposal Reviewer: Jones & Bartlett Publishers (2011)
  • Feature Presentation Proposal Reviewer: National Athletic Trainers’ Association Annual Symposium (2010 to present)
  • Textbook Reviewer: Williams & Wilkins Publishers (2001)
  • Contributor: Bridges, J.M. & Jensen, R (1999). Kinesiology Laboratory Manual. Champain, IL: Stipes Publishing