David Frost

David Frost, Associate Professor, Teaching Stream, Sport & Exercise Biomechanics, Director, MPK

  • Associate Professor, Teaching Stream, Sport & Exercise Biomechanics
  • Director, Master of Professional Kinesiology
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

Beach, T., Frost, D., Zehr, J. D., Howarth, S. J., McGill, S. M., & Callaghan, J. P. (2019). Spine loading during laboratory-simulated fireground operations - inter-individual variation and method of load quantificationErgonomics62(11), 1426–1438.

Hirsch, S., & Frost, D. (2019) Considerations for Velocity-Based Training: The Instruction to Move “As Fast As Possible” Is Less Effective Than a Target Velocity. Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research.

Beach, T., Stankovic, T., Carnegie, D., Micay, R., & Frost, D. (2017). Using verbal instructions to influence lifting mechanics – Does the directive “lift with your legs, not your back” attenuate spinal flexion?. Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology. 38.

Frost, D., Beach, T.,ampbell, Troy & Callaghan, Jack & Mcgill, Stuart. (2016). Can the Functional Movement Screen™ be used to capture changes in spine and knee motion control following 12 weeks of training?. Physical Therapy in Sport. 23. 

Frost, D. M., Beach, T. A., Callaghan, J. P., & McGill, S. M. (2015). Exercise-Based Performance Enhancement and Injury Prevention for Firefighters: Contrasting the Fitness- and Movement-Related Adaptations to Two Training Methodologies. Journal of strength and conditioning research29(9), 2441–2459. 

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)