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University College Advising Center

Jim Rost

  Assistant Director   
 Education Majors (not yet admitted to Teacher Education)
Campus Box 94
Office: Mcfarland Building
Phone: (615) 898-5481


  • M.A. Physical Education,; Specialization Sport Psychology, San Diego State University 1999
  • B.A. Athletic Training, Mid America Nazarene University, 1994


  • Associate Athletic Director, Student Athlete Academic Support Services, Auburn University, 2009-2011
  • Director, Student Athlete Enhancement Center, Middle Tennessee State University, 2006-2009
  • Associate Director/Football Coordinator, Academic Center for Student Athletes, Louisiana State University, 2002-2006
  • Academic Counselor/Life Skills Coordinator, Student Athlete Academic Support Services, University of Southern California, 1999-2002
  • Coordinator, Freshman Academic Success Program, San Diego State University, 1997-1999

Some Special Accomplishments:

  • Group Facilitator: N4A National Conference, St. Louis, MO 2002
  • 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, NACADA Summer Institute on Student-Athlete Academic Support, Portsmouth, VA 2008
  • Appointed NACADA consultant to the NCAA research committee, December 2008
  • Appointed NCAA/N4A program Certification Consultant; 2009
  • Programs Certified: Georgia State University; May 2010; University of Missouri; April 2011

Areas of interest off campus:

I enjoy playing golf, coaching my son's baseball teams, remodeling my house, watching movies and reading

What I like about MTSU and its students:

I love the fact that MTSU is such a student focused and friendly environment. Murfreesboro is such a beautiful city and the University is so involved in the community. I enjoy MTSU students because they come from such diverse backgrounds and are always friendly and willing to become better students and lifetime learners.

What you can expect from me:

Excellent customer service, my full attention and if I don't know the answer I will find it for you as soon as possible