Scott K. Lynn, Ph.D

Scott K. Lynn, PhD

Associate Professor

Location: KHS 224
Telephone: (657) 278-7779
Fax: (657) 278-5317
Email: slynn@fullerton.edu


Advising Area:
Clinical Exercise Science, Physical Performance Enhancement, Special Studies

Couse Taught:
KNES 260 – Movement Anatomy
KNES 300 – Principles of Human Movement
KNES 461 – Biomechanical Analysis of Human Movement

Dr. Scott K. Lynn, PhD was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada and has been involved with sport, physical activity and exercise throughout his life.  He played on the varsity ice hockey, baseball, golf and football teams during high school and also had a keen interest in science which brought him to Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontatio, Canada to pursue a dual undergraduate degree in both Physical and Health Education (BPHE) and Life Sciences (BSc).  During his time at Queen’s he was also a member of the varsity golf, football and lacrosse teams. Following his playing days, he continued his involvement in varsity athletics as an assistant coach of the men’s and women’s varsity golf teams. After his undergraduate degree, he continued on to do an MSc followed by a PhD in orthopedic biomechanics at Queen’s University.  His research concentrated on examining the mechanical factors that are involved with the development and progression of knee osteoarthritis and how this process may be slowed through exercise and modifications to basic activities of daily living.  He then went to the University of Waterloo to do a six month post doctoral fellowship that concentrated on examining whether those with knee osteoarthritis make compensations in their movement patterns that may put their back at an increased risk of injury.  Also, during his doctoral and post-doctoral studies, he worked in several clinical and fitness settings doing exercise prescription for a variety of clients from the frail older adult to the elite athlete.

Interest Area:

  • The mechanical examination of human movement patterns and how they relate to the development of musculoskeletal injury and degenerative disease.
  • The potential application of movement pattern correction exercises in improving athletic performance and in slowing/preventing the onset of injury and degenerative disease.
  • A biomechanical analysis of the stresses on the body during the golf swing and how this may be used to develop a safer and more effective swing and a golf specific exercise program.

Current projects:
Dr. Lynn’s current research projects include:

  • Examination of the loads on the knee during the golf swing and comparing them to the knee loads in other activities of daily living.
  • Developing exercise programs to help delay/prevent the onset of knee and hip osteoarthritis.
  • The examination of gluteal activation exercises and their role in improving movement patterns for a variety of populations.
  • Knee (Quad) Dominant vs. Hip (Glute) Dominant Squatting Patterns:  A biomechanical definition.
  • The X-factor at ball contact.  Can this help explain the development of low back pain in golfers?
  • Careful gait:  The effect of increased stride width on knee loads.

Department of Kinesiology

800 North State College Blvd.,
Fullerton, California 92834
Room KHS-121,
Phone: (657) 278-3316
Fax: (657) 278-5317

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