Jim Rost

Adjunct

Jim Rost
(615) 898-5481

Departments/Programs

Areas of Expertise

B.A. Athletic Training

M.A. Sport Psychology

Ph.D. Sport Management

11 years professional experience in college athletic administration

Youth Sports

Biography

Jim K. Rost, Ph.D. is originally from Chicago, IL. He was always very active in the youth sports community and eventually earned a baseball scholarship to Mid America Nazarene University in 1990 and lettered there for 3 years before an injury cut his career short. While at MNU, he performed athletic training duties in various sports until his graduation in 1994.  He then became a therapeutic exercise specialist in two clinical physical therapy settings until 1997.  Dr. Rost graduate...

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Jim K. Rost, Ph.D. is originally from Chicago, IL. He was always very active in the youth sports community and eventually earned a baseball scholarship to Mid America Nazarene University in 1990 and lettered there for 3 years before an injury cut his career short. While at MNU, he performed athletic training duties in various sports until his graduation in 1994.  He then became a therapeutic exercise specialist in two clinical physical therapy settings until 1997.  Dr. Rost graduated from San Diego State University with a Master’s in Physical education, Sport Psychology in 1999 and served as the sport psychology consultant to the women’s golf team while at SDSU.  He then worked in academic support for student athletes as a counselor and administrator at USC, LSU, MTSU, and Auburn University from 1999-2011.  Dr Rost left college athletics and returned to MTSU in an administrative post in the College of Education and completed his Ph.D. in Sport Management in 2015.  In addition to his administrative post, Dr. Rost has been an adjunct instructor in the Health and Human Performance department since 2013.  Dr. Rost resides in Murfreesboro with his son and is very active in youth sports in Rutherford County.

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Publications

Rost, J.K., & Jubenville, C.B. (2015). Student perceptions of program component effectiveness of a Leisure and Sport Management Program (LSM): An Analysis to examine a Total Quality Management approach to an LSM curriculum. Journal of Applied Sport Management 7(1), 1-14.  

Woltring, M.T, Rost, J.K., & Jubenville, C.B. (In progress). Perception versus reality: Do statistics confirm the labels of professional baseball eras? Nine.  

Presentations

Co-Presenter “How Did We Change?” NCAA Regional Compliance Conference, Denver, CO 2007

Appointed to N4A/NCAA Partnership Taskforce on APR Consulting, June 2007

Sunbelt Conference Academic Summit Presenter “Best Practices in Student-Athlete Academic Support,” Mobile, AL 2008

Faculty member and Presenter, NACADA Summer Institute on Student-Athlete Academic Support, Portsmouth, VA 2008

Appointed NACADA consultant to the NCAA research committee, December 2008

Creative Activity

Community Service:  

Volunteer Youth Baseball Coach, Lascassas Baseball Club, 2007-09, 2012-16

Volunteer Youth Baseball Coach, Auburn Dixie-Youth Baseball, 2009-2011

Volunteer Youth Football Coach, Oakland Patriot Youth Football League, 2014-16  

University Service:  

Member, College of Education Leadership Cabinet, 2013-Present Chair,

University Student Communication Committee, Email Division, 20...

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Community Service:  

Volunteer Youth Baseball Coach, Lascassas Baseball Club, 2007-09, 2012-16

Volunteer Youth Baseball Coach, Auburn Dixie-Youth Baseball, 2009-2011

Volunteer Youth Football Coach, Oakland Patriot Youth Football League, 2014-16  

University Service:  

Member, College of Education Leadership Cabinet, 2013-Present Chair,

University Student Communication Committee, Email Division, 2014-Present Member,

University Advising Committee, 2012-Present Member,

University Transfer Student Committee, 2013-Present Member,

University Student Success Committee, 2014-Present  

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Courses

ATHT 4975 Psychosocial Aspects of Sport, Health, & Rehabilitation