Frances A Flint

Retired Founding Coordinator - Athletic Therapy Certificate
Associate Professor Emerita

Locations / Contact Info:

327 Stong College - SC
Keele Campus
Phone: 416 736 2100 Ext. 30141
Fax:

Locations / Contact Info:

327 Stong College - SC
Keele Campus
Phone: 416 736 2100 Ext. 30141

Email address(es):

fflint@yorku.ca

Faculty & School/Dept.

Faculty of Health - School of Kinesiology & Health Science

Degrees

Bachelor of Physical and Health Education - 1972
University of Toronto
Toronto, Canada

Doctor of Philosophy - 1991
University of Oregon
Eugene, Oregon USA

Master of Science - 1974
University of Oregon
Eugene, Oregon USA

Biography

In 1991, Frances's research was recognized with the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP) Dissertation Award and NASPE Sport Psychology Academy Outstanding Dissertation Award.  She was inducted as a Fellow of AASP in 2009.  She is a Certified Athletic Therapist (CATA) and a Retired Certified Athletic Trainer (NATABOC). Frances also teaches with the Canadian Red Cross First Responder and Automated External Defibrillation programs and has designed courses specifically for sports medicine professionals. As well as teaching these courses in Canada, she has conducted several courses for sports medicine groups in the United Kingdom. Her focus is on improving the standards of care for injured athletes during sport events.

Frances designed and coordinated the undergraduate and graduate programs in Athletic Therapy within the School of Kinesiology and Health Science.  She was a member of the Canadian Athletic Therapists' Association Exam Review Committee for fifteen years and has served the CATA as a President, President-Elect and Board member.  She also has worked on the Ethics Committee of the CATA and has served as the CATA Liaison to the NATA and as a member of the International Relations Committee during the formation of the World Federation of Athletic Training and Therapy. She is currently a Board member for the Ontario Athletic Therapist Association.

Frances conducts research in the area of psychology of injury and has presented at seminars and conferences around the world.  She has become an Approved Instructor for the Critical Incident Stress Management Foundation. She combines her background in sports medicine and sport psychology in developing integrated rehabilitation programs for injured athletes.

Selected Publications











  1. Flint, F. A. (1998).  Psychology of sport injury. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.

  2. Wiese-Bjornstal, D., Kenow, L., & Flint, F. A. (in press).  Chapter 11: Psychological aspects of sport injury and rehabilitation.  In S. Hillman (Ed.). Core concepts in athletic training.  Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.

  3. Flint, F. A. (2007). Seeing helps believing: Modeling in athletic injury rehabilitation.  In D. Pargman (Ed.).  Psychological bases of sport injuries. 3rd. Ed. (pp. 95-107) Morgantown: WV: Fitness Information Technology.

  4. Flint, F. A. (2007). Matching psychological strategies in physical rehabilitation: Integrated rehabilitation.  In D. Pargman (Ed.).  Psychological bases of sport injuries. 3rd. Ed. (pp. 319-334) Morgantown: WV: Fitness Information Technology.

  5. Botterill, C., Flint, F. A., Ievleva, L. (2007).  Psychology of the injured patient.  In D. J. Magee, J. E. Zachazewski and W. E. Quillen. Scientific foundations and principles of practice in musculoskeletal rehabilitation.  (pp. 458-475). St. Louis, MO:  Sanders Elsevier.

  6. Flint, F. A. (1999).  Effective group health education counseling.  In R. Ray & D. Wiese-Bjornstal (Eds.).  Psycho-social interaction in sports medicine: A counseling approach.  (pp. 93-109). Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.

  7. Botterill, C., Flint, F. A., Ievleva, L. (1996).  Psychology of the injured athlete.  In J. E. Zachazewski, D. J. Magee, & W. Quillen. Athletic injuries and rehabilitation. (pp. 791-805).  Phil. PA:  W. B. Saunders.

  8. Flint, F. A. (1993). Seeing helps believing: modeling in athletic injury rehabilitation.  In D. Pargman (Ed.).  Psychological bases of sport injuries. (pp. 183-198). Morgantown: WV: Fitness Information Technology.



  1. Hoar, S., Flint, F.A. (2008).  Who will athletes turn to during injury recovery?  Factors that influence collegiate athletes’ help-seeking choices in the management of rehabilitation of a loss time injury.  International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology. 6(3), 157-175.

  2. Flint, F. A. (1998).  Integrating sport psychology and sports medicine in research: The dilemmas.  Journal of Applied Sport Psychology, 10(1), 83-102.

  3. Lavallee, L., Flint, F. A. (1996).  The relationship of stress, competitive anxiety, mood state, and social support to athletic injury. Journal of Athletic Training, 31(4), 296-299.

  4. Flint, F. A., Weiss, M. R. (1992). Returning injured athletes to competition - a role and ethical dilemma for coaches and athletic trainers. Canadian Journal of Sport Sciences, 17(1), 34-40.

  5. Cafarelli, E., Flint, F. A. (1992).  The role of massage in preparation for and recovery form exercise: An overview.  Sports Medicine, 14(1), 1-9. 

Affiliations

Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP)
AASP Fellow

National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA)
Retired Certified Athletic Trainer - ATC

Canadian Athletic Therapists' Association (CATA)
Certified Athletic Therapist - CAT(C)

Canadian Red Cross
First Responder and Emergency Medical Responder Instructor

International Critical Incident Stress Foundation (ICISF)
Approved Instructor for Assisting Individuals in Crisis

College of Kinesiology on Ontario
Registered Kinesiologist

Service/Community Activities

Ontario Athletic Therapist Association (OATA)
Board Member

Awards

Dean's Award for Outstanding Contributions in Teaching - 1993
Faculty of Arts, York University

Distinguished Educator Award, - 2002
Canadian Athletic Therapists' Association

Outstanding Dissertation Award National Association for Spor - 1992
AAHPER.

Outstanding Dissertation Award - 1992
Association for Applied Sport Psychology.

Fellow - 2009
Association for Applied Sport Psychology

Canadian Women's Basketball Coaches' Association Award: For - 1988
CIS: Canadian Women's Basketball Coaches' Association

Supervision

Currently available to supervise graduate students: Yes

Currently taking on work-study students, Graduate Assistants or Volunteers: Not Indicated

Available to supervise undergraduate thesis projects: Not Indicated

Current Research

Frances does research in two areas:  psychology of sport injury and rehabilitation and field management of musculoskeletal injury. 

Research Projects

Point of Injury Athletic Therapy Data Collection
Athletic Therapists assess, diagnose and manage concussions and musculoskeletal injuries in multiple venues. At present, there isn't a data collection process in place to quantify these interventions.
Role: Principal Investigator
Funded by: Other...
Other funding: OATA