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James Lynch

Location  Gilbert Gym Annex
Phone  863.680.6205

Mick Lynch, Ph.D.

Professor of Athletic Training
Clinical Ed. Coordinator

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.


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

Publications or Exhibitions

Lynch JM, Stanley Green S. Do the Eyes Have It? Can Consideration of Concussion Variants Improve Management? Current Research: Concussion. Fall 2015.
Lynch JM. Book Review: The Athletic Trainer’s Guide to Differential Diagnosis: A Visual Learning Approach by Winterstein, AP and Clark, SV. Slack Publishing. NATA News. Aug/Sept 2015.
Lynch JM, Anderson M, Benton B and Stanley Green S. The Gaming of Concussions: A Unique Intervention in Post-Concussion Syndrome. Journal of Athletic Training 2014 Vol. 450, No. 3: p. 59-65. March 2015 doi: 10.4085/1062-6050-49.3.78
Lynch, JM. The American Experience in Athletic Training Education. Invited essay in Idrottforskaren E-tidsskrift Vol. 1, p. 9-12, 2013. Trade journal of the Swedish Association for Sport Research.
An HM, Miller C, McElveen M, and Lynch JM. The Effect of Kinesio Tape® on Lower Extremity Functional Movement Screen™ Scores. International Journal of Exercise Science Vol. 5, No. 3: p. 196-204, 2012.
Daniels JM, Zook EG, Lynch JM. Hand and Wrist Injuries: Part I. Non-Emergent Evaluation. Am Fam Phys Vol. 69, No. 8, p. 1941-1948, April 15, 2004.
Daniels JM, Zook EG, Lynch JM. Hand and Wrist Injuries: Part II. Emergent Evaluation. Am Fam Phys Vol. 69, No. 8, p. 1949-1956, April 15, 2004.

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.