Matt S. Stock, an associate professor of physical therapy, has been named as the director of the UCF Institute of Exercise Physiology and Rehabilitation Science.
The institute is the research enterprise of the School of Kinesiology and Physical Therapy and supports the mechanistic and translational research by faculty and students in the school’s Division of Kinesiology, Division of Physical Therapy and Athletic Training Program. The research done in the institute aims to advance the fields of exercise and rehabilitation science.
Stock has been integral in advancing research in the College of Health Professions and Sciences since he joined UCF in 2016. He serves on the college’s research council and mentors doctoral students in neuromuscular physiology and strength and conditioning research. His doctoral degree in exercise physiology was earned at the University of Oklahoma. Stock serves as an editor for multiple journals, and has published over 80 peer-reviewed articles in top-tier journals. He has a track record of providing effective organizational leadership, including serving as President of the National Strength and Conditioning Association Foundation.
In his role as director of the Institute of Exercise Physiology and Rehabilitation Science, Stock will advance interprofessional research collaboration not only at UCF, but nationally and internationally.
To learn more about the Institute of Exercise Physiology and Rehabilitation Science, please visit https://healthprofessions.ucf.edu/kpt/institute/.