IEPRS Conference

UCF Institute of Exercise Physiology and Rehabilitation Science


The Institute of Exercise Physiology and Rehabilitation Science is excited to host its third Annual Conference on Friday, January 27 (1pm – 6pm) and Saturday, January 28th (9am – 5:30pm)!

Our Institute researchers know that we all have so much in common. Our patients, athletes, and communities see better outcomes if we work together as a team. As such, this year’s theme is STRONGER TOGETHER: Uniting the fields of exercise and rehabilitation science. This year’s event will be held on-site at the beautiful FAIRWINDS Alumni Center on UCF’s main campus. All attendees will also receive videos of the lectures following the conference for additional learning at their leisure.

Each year, the IEPRS conference brings together students, researchers, clinicians, and practitioners from a variety of disciplines and backgrounds. Lectures from internationally recognized investigators will cover topics such as the effective use of performance science in Major League Baseball, nutritional considerations for enhancing rehabilitation outcomes, pain management, ACL rehabilitation, and the impact of cannabis in exercise and performance, among many other exciting topics.

Highlights of the IEPRS conference include:

  • The opportunity for students to present their research! New this year, students and trainees will be presenting research during 5 Minutes at the Mic: Show me the data! A cash prize will be awarded to the best presenter.
  • Pre-conference add-on event: The IEPRS Lab Crawl: Learn in our Labs! will provide attendees the opportunity to learn how our research fellows collect data. Attendees will be split into small groups and rotate through stations examining blood flow restriction training, transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), tensiomyography (TMG), vertical jump assessments, and others. Note that this session will occur at the UCF Education Complex and Gym and is limited to 100 attendees as a registration add-on.
  • CEUs available for PTs, PTAs, ATs, sports nutrition, and strength and conditioning professionals.
  • Discounted rates for students, postdocs, and UCF alumni.
  • Networking opportunities with researchers and professionals in the fields of kinesiology, athletic training, and physical therapy.
  • Video recordings of lectures following the conference.

For these reasons and many more, the Institute of Exercise Physiology and Rehabilitation Science’s third annual conference is the premier event for those wanting to take their career to the next level!

Event Date

Jan. 27-28, 2023

Join us for a unique conference, blending exercise physiology and rehabilitation science.

Available CEUs

Credit for continuing education is offered for a variety of licenses and certifications:

PTs and PTAs = 10 hours
AT = 7.5 hours
ISSN = 1.1 CEUs

Presenting Sponsor:


IEPRS 2023

Uniting the fields of exercise and rehabilitation science

Jan. 27-28, 2023

Join us for a unique conference, blending exercise physiology and rehabilitation science.


Conference Registration Prices and Details

Registration TypeEarly Bird
(Sales end on Dec 16, 2022)
(Sales end on Jan 23, 2023)
Pre-Conference Add-on: IEPRS Lab Crawl at the UCF Education Complex
All attendees$9.99$9.99
Conference - Located at the FAIRWINDS Alumni Center
Students, Postdocs, Residents, and UCF Alumni$29.99$49.99

*The IEPRS Lab Crawl at the UCF Education Complex is limited to 100 attendees. Once 100 people have registered, this add-on will no longer be available.

**Students, postdocs, residents, and UCF alumni should be prepared to provide documentation of their status and affiliation. Note that all current students, regardless of university affiliation, qualify for this registration type, whereas “alumni” is specific to only UCF alumni.

***Attendees can expect to receive access to video lectures 2-3 weeks following the conference.

Refund policy:
Refunds are available up to 7 days before event. Eventbrite’s fee is nonrefundable. Email [email protected] for questions regarding refunds.

Conference Schedule

*All lectures are 40 minutes, followed by 5-10 minutes for speaker Q&A, and a 10-15-minute stretch with a coffee break.

Friday, January 27th


Friday Pre-conference Registration Add-On

IEPRS Lab Crawl: Hands-on Learning in our Labs!, Presented by IEPRS Research Fellows


Welcome and Opening Address, Presented by Matt Stock, Ph.D.


The Impact of Cannabis on Exercise & Performance, Presented by Jeff G. Konin, Ph.D., ATC, PT, FACSM, FNATA


Exploring the Role of Beef in Healthy Aging, Presented by Clara Lau-Rosenow, Ph.D. – Sponsored by the Beef Checkoff


Nutritional Strategies to Support Injury, Surgery, and the Rehabilitative Process, Presented by Katie Hirsch, Ph.D., EP-C, CISSN – Sponsored by the ISSN


Multicomponent Interventions for improved Health Outcomes in Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain: Applying a Biopsychosocial Perspective to Improve Pain Management, Presented by Alisa J. Johnson, Ph.D., L.M.T. – Sponsored by Barbell Medicine


Putting the First Responder – First: Injury Prevention Efforts to Improve Health and Performance, Presented by Eric Ryan, Ph.D. – Sponsored by Jali Medical

Saturday, January 28th


Integrating Performance Science within a Professional Baseball Organization, Presented by Joseph Myers, Ph.D., ATC – Sponsored by ADinstruments


Cardiorespiratory Fitness and Physical Activity after Stroke: Complexity and Potential Solutions, Presented by Mark Bowden, PT, Ph.D. – Sponsored by the Society for NeuroSports

11:00am Student Presentations
5 Minutes at the Mic: Show me the data!

Noon: Lunch on your own! Explore the campus while networking with speakers and attendees!


Breaking Barriers Between Wearables and Research Systems: Linking Exercise Physiology and Biomechanics, Presented by Gianluca De Luca, M.S. – Sponsored by Delsys


Critical Concepts for Treating Sick Muscles after ACL Injury, Presented by Lindsey K. Lepley Ph.D., ATC – Sponsored by B Physical Therapy


The Utility of Muscle Texture Analysis to Assess Muscle Health in Older Adults, Presented by Michael Harris-Love, PT, MPT, DSc, FGSA, FAPTA – Sponsored by Atlas Rehabilitation


Assessing Cognitive Performance in Sport: How Research Informs Practice, IEPRS Distinguished Alumni Lecture – Presented by Adam J. Wells, Ph.D., CSCS*D, SCYM(ASCP)CM


Joseph B. Myers
Tampa Rays

Jeff G. Konin
Florida International University 

Adam J. Wells
University of Central Florida

Katie Hirsch
University of South Carolina

Lindsey K. Lepley
University of Michigan

Eric Ryan
University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill

Clara Lau-Rosenow
National Cattlemen’s Beef Association

Alisa J. Johnson
University of Florida

Mark Bowden
Medical University of South Carolina

Michael Harris-Love
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

Gianluca De Luca
Delsys, Inc.


Presenting Sponsor:

Session Sponsors:

Jan. 27-28, 2023

Join us for a unique conference, blending exercise physiology and rehabilitation science.


Student Ambassadors

Gabie Owens
Kinesiology B.S. program

Megan Keller
Kinesiology M.S. program

Brisilda Bejte
Kinesiology B.S. program

Bethany Bradshaw
Kinesiology B.S. program

David Gonzaez Rojas
Kinesiology M.S. program

Maxine Furtado Mesa
Kinesiology Ph.D. program

Emily Paulson
MAT program

Modesto Lebron
Kinesiology Ph.D. program

Chana Stall
Hospitality program

Juan Rodriguez
DPT program

Daniel Sheldon
DPT program

Scott Stockunas
DPT program

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