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Ray Castle 

Professor, Professional Practice

Bachelor's Degree(s): Kinesiology, LSU, 1990

Master's Degree: Human Performance and Recreation (Exercise Science), The University of Southern Mississippi, 1993

PhD: Human Performance and Recreation (Administration & Teaching), The University of Southern Mississippi, 2000

Phone: 225-578-7175

Fax: 225-578-3680

Email: rcastl1@lsu.edu

Office: 93B Huey P. Long Field House

Biography

Dr. Castle currently is the Athletic Training Program Director and Professor of Professional Practice in the School of Kinesiology at Louisiana State University, a position he has held since 2002.

Dr. Castle is a BOC Certified Athletic Trainer (since 1991), LSBME credentialed athletic trainer (LAT since 1994), and is an American Red Cross Instructor (since 2005). Dr. Castle has an extensive background in education, clinical practice, and professional service spanning 27 years.

In athletic training education, he led LSU's efforts in obtaining its first ever CAAHEP-accredited athletic training program in April 2004 and most recently through its CAATE re-accreditation in 2009. Dr. Castle's clinical practice background has included experiences at the clinic (Baton Rouge Physical Therapy; Lake Charles Memorial Sports Medicine), high school (Catholic High School in Baton Rouge), college (University of Southern Mississippi; University of Louisiana-Lafayette), and international (1996 Atlanta Olympic Games; USOC Sports Medicine Staff for 2003 Pan American Games; and 2004 US Women's Bobsled) levels.

Dr. Castle is a highly active member of the athletic training profession, having made more than 50 presentations at the local, state, national and international levels, numerous publications, as well as serving on various organization committees at state, district, and national levels. Dr. Castle served as Vice President (2013-16) of the Louisiana Athletic Trainers Association. He served on a number of committees for the LATA, and most recently as a member of the Secondary School Athletic Trainers' Committee, as well as participating in the development group for the Secondary School Sports Medicine Curriculum Program. On the district level, Castle served as Co-Chair of the Southeastern Athletic Trainers' Association Annual Athletic Training Student Clinical Symposium (2002-2014), as well as serving on the SEATA Corporate Partnership Committee and SEATA Athletic Training Educator Conference Planning Committee during that time.

At the national level, he has served as chair of the NATA Educational Multimedia Committee (2004-08), a member of the NATA's Education Council Executive Committee (2004-08), board member of NATA Research and Education Foundation (2010-12), and board member on Commission on Accreditation for Athletic Training Education (2011-2017). While on the CAATE, Dr. Castle served on the Finance Committee; Board Liaison to the Site Visit and Review Team Committees; Competency Matrix Work Group (chair); Site Visitor Process & Training Work Group; Electronic Accreditation Process Transition Work Group; and program coordinator of the CAATE Accreditation Conference (2014; 2015)

Outside of the profession, he has served as the LSU Company Leader for the Capital Area Chapter of the American Heart Association’s Heart Walk, and currently serves on the AHA State Advocacy Council for Louisiana.  Additionally, he currently serves on various departmental, college, and university-wide committees/councils at LSU, including the University’s Academic Technology Advisory Council.

Dr. Castle has been recognized for his service efforts to LSU and the athletic training profession, and has been the recipient of the following honors: LSU College of Human Sciences and Education’s Outstanding Faculty Service Award (2018); Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer Award (2017); LATA President’s Award (2016); SEATA Hall of Fame (2014); LATA Charlie Martin 20-Year Service Award (2013); SEATA’s Chuck Kimmel Award of Merit (2011); SEATA Education/Administration Award (2009); NATA Athletic Trainer Service Award (2007); SEATA District Award (2005); LATA Charlie Martin Ten-Year Service Award (2003); and Athletic Trainers’ Association of Florida (ATAF) College/University Athletic Trainer of the Year Award (2001).

Dr. Castle is also Owner/President Action Medicine Consultants, LLC. His company provides sports medicine coverage and related services for athletic organizations and events. He currently serves as medical coordinator for several endurance events, including the Mississippi Gulf Coast Marathon and the Louisiana Marathon.

Awards & Honors

LSU CHSE Outstanding Faculty Service Award (2018)

NATA Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer Award (2017)

SEATA Hall of Fame (2014)

SEATA Chuck Kimmel Award (2011)

SEATA Education/Administration Award (2009)

NATA Athletic Trainer Service Award (2007)

SEATA District Award (2005)

LATA Charlie Martin Ten-Year Service Award (2003)

Athletic Trainers' Association of Florida (ATAF) College/University Athletic Trainer of the Year Award (2001).

Selected Presentations

Lemoine NP, Simoneaux AB, Scott MC, Early KS, Mullenix S, Marucci J, Barker A, Church TS, Castle RR, Johannsen NM. Electrolyte losses in urine and sweat in collegiate football players during pre-season training camp.  Abstract accepted for presentation at the 2016 ACSM Annual Symposium, Boston MA.

Early KS, Lemoine NP, Simoneaux AB, Scott MC, Mullenix S, Marucci J, Barker A, MacLellan M, Castle RR, Church TS, Earnest CP, Johannsen NM. Heart Rate Response And Activity Level In Division I Football Players During Pre-Season Scrimmage Play.  Abstract accepted for presentation at the 2016 ACSM Annual Symposium, Boston MA

Castle, R.R. (2015).  Using Benchmarks to Improve Program Outcomes.  Presented at the CAATE Accreditation Conference, Tampa, FL (October 18, 2015).

Castle, R. R. (2015).  Are You Equipped To Respond To A Mass Casualty Incident With An Athletic Component?.  The Otho Davis Keynote Presentation at the National Athletic Trainers’ Association 66th Annual Clinical Symposia & Expo, St. Louis, MO (June 24, 2015).

Lemoine NP, Simoneaux AB, Scott MC, Early KS, Mullenix S, Marucci J, Barker A, Church TS, Castle RR, Johannsen NM. Sweat rates and electrolyte losses of football players during training camp.  Abstract accepted or presentation at the 2016 Southeast Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine Annual Symposium, Greenville SC. (February 18-20, 2016).

Simoneaux AB, Lemoine NP, Scott MC, Early KS, Mullenix S, Marucci J, Church TS, Castle RR, Johannsen NM. Effects of environment, local sweat rate (lsr), and body size on core heat storage in collegiate football players.  Abstract accepted or presentation at the 2016 Southeast Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine Annual Symposium, Greenville SC. (February 18-20, 2016).

Castle, R. R. (2015).  Medical Planning for Marathons. Guest Lecturer, Trinity International University Athletic Training Program (October 9, 2015).

Castle, R. R. (2015).  Emergency Medicine:  Management of Mass Hemorrhage Injuries. Presented to the University of Florida Athletic Training Program. (July 27, 2015).

Castle, R. R. (2015).  Tactical to Practical Pre-hospital Care:  Management of Mass Hemorrhage Injuries.  To be presented at the “Athletic Training:  Tackling the Preseason” Conference.  Baton Rouge, LA (July 9, 2015).  BOC-EBP P3224-003.

Castle, R. R. (2015).  Prevention and Management of Hyponatremia. Presented at the Louisiana Athletic Trainers’ Association Annual Clinical Symposium.  Lake Charles, LA (June 2, 2015).

Castle, R. R. (2013). Got App? iPhone/iPad/Android Applications to Improve Productivity in Secondary School Settings. Presented at the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Annual Clinical Symposium – SSATC Specialty Session. Las Vegas, NV (June 24, 2013).

Castle, R. R. (2013). The 2013 Boston Marathon: Mass Casualty Incident Lessons for Athletic Trainers. Presented at the Mississippi Athletic Trainers’ Association Annual Clinical Symposium. Biloxi, MS (June 12, 2013).

Castle, R. R. (2013). Is Your School Practicing Safe Sports? Presented at the Louisiana Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (LAHPERD) Annual Meeting. Baton Rouge, LA (November 4, 2013)

Castle, R.R. (2013). Keynote Address: “Running Forward Zero to 1300+. 2013 Bossier City Chamber of Commerce Patriot Awards. Bossier City, LA (September 11, 2013)

Castle, R. R. (2013). Got App? Mobile Applications to Improve Clinical and Administrative Productivity. Presented at the Louisiana Athletic Trainers’ Association Annual Clinical Symposium. Gonzales, LA (June 8, 2013).

Castle, R. R. & Finley, D. (2013). Emergency Healthcare: Skills Update. Presented at the Louisiana Athletic Trainers’ Association Annual Clinical Symposium. Gonzales, LA (June 7, 2013).

Castle, R. R. (2013). Mass Casualty Incident Lessons From the 2013 Boston Marathon –Finish Line Medical Perspective. Presented at the Louisiana Emergency Response Network (LERN) Region I Hurricane and All Hazards Seminar. New Orleans, LA (May 31, 2013).

Castle, R. R. (2013). 2013 Boston Marathon Bombings – Finish Line Medical Perspective. Presented in the New Orleans Regional Planning Commission’s Emergency Preparedness Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Meeting. New Orleans, LA (May 17, 2013).

Castle, R. R., Johnson, L., Ray, D., Gremillion, S., Daray, L., McGregor, A., & Stone, D.  (2011).  GeauxHeart Baton Rouge:  Impacting At-Risk Cardiovascular Populations Through Community and Faith-Based Centers.  10th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Education, Honolulu, HI (January 4-7, 2011).

Johnson, L.G., Castle, R.R., Daray, L., McGregor, A., Cardo, C., Thibodeaux, J., Ray, D., Gremillion, S., & Waits, T. (2011).  GeauxHeart Baton Rouge:  Implementing Internships and Service Learning Through a Community Service Research Grant Targeting At-Risk Populations.  10th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Education, Honolulu, HI (January 4-7, 2011).

Castle, R. R. (2010).  Un-clog the Lymphatic Drainage System:  Re-Thinking Acute and Chronic Inflammation Treatment Strategies.  Presented in the Educational Workshop Session at the National Athletic Trainers’ Association 61st Annual Meeting and Clinical Symposia, Philadelphia, PA (June 2010).

Selected Links

National Athletic Trainers' Association

Southeast Athletic Trainers' Association

Louisiana Athletic Trainers' Association