David Frost

David Frost, Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream, Sport & Exercise Biomechanics

  • Assistant Professor, Sport and Exercise Biomechanics
  • Director, Master of Professional Kinesiology Program
55 Harbord Street, Toronto, ON M5S 2W6

About David

Academic Training

PhD, Biomechanics, University of Waterloo, 2013
MSc, Sport Biomechanics, Edith Cowan University, 2007
BPHE, Physical and Health Education, Queen’s University, 2005
BA, Health Studies, Queen’s University, 2005
BSc, Electrical Engineering, Queen’s University, 2002

Research Interests

Sport, exercise and occupational biomechanics

Musculoskeletal health and injury prevention

Movement screening and evaluation

Acute- and long-term adaptations to exercise

Firefighter wellness and fitness

Scholarship of teaching and learning

Selected Publications

Frost, D. M., Beach, T. A. C., Crosby, I. & McGill, S. M. (In Press). The cost and distribution of firefighter injuries in a large Canadian fire department. Work.

Frost, D. M., Bronson, S., Cronin, J. B. & Newton, R. U. (2016). Changes in maximal strength, velocity and power following eight weeks of training with pneumatic or free weight resistanceJournal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 30(4), 934-944.

Frost, D. M., Beach, T. A. C., Callaghan, J. P. & McGill, S. M. (2015). The influence of load and speed on individuals’ movement behaviorJournal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 29(9), 2417-2425.

Frost, D. M., Beach, T. A. C., Callaghan, J. P. & McGill, S. M. (2015). FMS™ scores change with performers’ knowledge of grading criteria – Are general whole-body movement screens capturing “dysfunction”? Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 29(11), 3037-3044.

McGill SM, Frost DM, Lam T, Finlay T, Darby K, Cannon J. Can fitness and movement quality prevent back injury in elite task force police officers? A 5-year longitudinal studyErgonomics, 58(10), 1682-1689.    

Professional Memberships

Canadian Society of Biomechanics
International Society of Biomechanics    
National Strength and Conditioning Association
College of Kinesiologists of Ontario (CKO)
Centre of Research Expertise for the Prevention of Musculoskeletal Disorders (CRE-MSD)