6 Gilbert Gym Annex

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James Lynch, Ph.D.
Professor of Athletic Training

"Applying and interpreting information in a variety of settings and situations is an important skill for athletic trainers. I spend a lot of time relating current lecture material to information learned in previous classes. I intersperse the acquisition of manual skills such as the identification of anatomic landmarks with the lecture material. I try to establish a strong knowledge base that students can draw from during their extensive clinical experience at Florida Southern College."

Dr. Lynch arrived on the Florida Southern College campus in August 2003 as a professor and clinical education coordinator in Athletic Training Education. Dr. Lynch completed a Family Practice residency at University of Kentucky and then joined the primary care sports medicine fellowship at the American Sports Medicine Institute in Birmingham, Alabama. He was one of the team physicians at Penn State University for several years and did extensive volunteer work for the United States Olympic Committee. He was awarded an honorary membership in the NATA in June of 2008.

Courses Taught

Care, Prevention & Assessment of Lower Body Injuries; Care, Prevention & Assessment of Upper Body Injuries; Senior Seminar; Effects of Drugs and Nutrition on Performance; Medical Terminology; Emergency Care; Athletic Training Practicum; Care and Prevention of Injuries; Freshman Year Experience; The Examined Life; Seven Habits of Highly Effective People; A History and Philosophy of the Modern Olympic Games: Study Abroad in England (May 2005, 2007), China (May 2008); Pathophysiology; Our Environmental Heritage; Honors Wellness Management; Wellness Management


M.D., University of Missouri-Columbia
B.A., Biology, Minor in Chemistry, Quincy University
B.S., Psychology, Quincy University

Honors and Awards

Omicron Delta Kappa Leadership Society Faculty Lecture Series, Invited Lecture Nov 15 - 2011

Phi Eta Sigma “Lover of Wisdom” Award, Florida Southern College - 2010

Advisor of the Year, Florida Southern College - 2010

Honorary Lifetime Membership, National Athletic Trainers Association - 2008

Who’s Who Among American Teachers; 2001 Franciscan Service Award, Quincy University - 2003

Trustees Award for Scholarly Achievement, Quincy University - 2001

Co-Outstanding Biology Major of the Year, Quincy University - 1980

Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges - 1980

Recent publications

Johns K., Lynch J. M., and Cox K. Multiple sclerosis presenting as acute facial paresthesia in a male collegiate golfer. Journal of Athletic Therapy and Training Jan 2012, p. 45-50.

Johnson D., Lynch J. M., Nash K., Cygan J. and Mayhew J.L. Relationship of lat-pull repetitions and pull-ups to maximal lat-pull and pull-up strength in men and women. J Strength Cond Res Vol 23, No. 3, p. 1022-1028, May 2009.