Faculty and Staff

Jeffrey R. Stout, Ph.D., is a professor and founding director for the School of Kinesiology and Rehabilitation Sciences in the College of Health Professions and Sciences. He is recognized as a national and international scholar in the field of kinesiology.

Before his current role, he served as the interim dean for the College of Health Professions and Sciences (2018-2019) and chair for the Department of Educational and Human Sciences (2017-2018). Stout earned his master’s and doctoral degrees in exercise physiology from the University of Nebraska and has more than 30 years of university teaching experience.

When Stout began his career, he was committed to increasing opportunities for under-represented students and faculty in the field. As a first-generation scholar, diversity, equity, and inclusion remain special areas of focus for him.

Stout is one of the world’s leading researchers on the topic of creatine and other dietary supplements and nutritional interventions for performance enhancement. Throughout his career, he has co-authored more than 320 peer-reviewed publications, 300 national and international presentations, nine books and 13 book chapters focusing on nutrition, exercise performance and body composition in youth and older populations.

He has also been instrumental in establishing the Institute of Exercise Physiology and Rehabilitation Science, which involves researchers from different disciplines who conduct impactful research that translates to health and performance improvement. According to Google Scholar, his work has been cited over 23,253 times in the literature (h-index 75, i10-index 278). In addition to being a prolific researcher, Stout is deeply committed to helping his students grow and succeed. He has served as a dissertation chair or committee member for 36 doctoral students, and he uses his vast network of connections to help his students find the career of their dreams.

Stout has received Fellow status from four different national organizations: the National Academy of Kinesiology, the American College of Sports MedicineInternational Society of Sports Nutrition, and the  Strength and Conditioning Association. He also has received multiple national recognition awards, including the “Educator of the Year,” “Nutrition Research Achievement, and “Outstanding Sports Scientist” from the National Strength and Conditioning Association.

Stout holds a 2nd-degree (nidan) black belt in judo and has served as an international level judo coach for Team USA. In 2016, he received the Doc Counsilman Science Award from the United States Olympic Committee for his work with Team USA Judo.


  • Ph.D., Doctor of Philosophy, Exercise Physiology, University of Nebraska – Lincoln
Areas of Specialty
  • Validity and Reliability of Body Composition Assessment methodologies
  • Exercise training and nutritional interventions in varying populations
  • Fatigue thresholds and metabolic responses to exercise
Research Lab Affiliations

Research Grants

KinesiologySocial Work

Investigators from Novices, a Transdisciplinary Research Education Program to Increase Diversity (INTREPID) in Aging Research

  • PI: Nicole Dawson
  • PI: Susanny Beltran
  • PI: Denise Gammonley
  • PI: Jeffrey Stout
  • Amount: $1,855,813 | Timeframe: 05/01/2023 - 01/01/2028
    Funding Type: Extramural Research
    Funding Agency: National Institute on Aging, NIA
    KinesiologyPhysical Therapy

    Optimizing a technology-based body and mind intervention to prevent falls and reduce health disparities in low-income populations

  • PI: Ladda Thiamwong - College of Nursing
  • Co-PI: Jeffrey Stout
  • Amount: $2,861,400 | Timeframe: 09/26/2022 - 06/30/2026
    Funding Type: Extramural Research
    Funding Agency: National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD)
    KinesiologyPhysical Therapy

    RF: The effects of Peak ATP® (adenosine 5’- triphosphate disodium) supplementation vs. Placebo on measures of mood, reaction time and cognitive performance

  • PI: Adam J. Wells
  • Co-PI: Jeffrey Stout
  • Co-PI: David Fukuda
  • Amount: $64,082 | Timeframe: 08/01/2021 - 12/31/2022
    Funding Type: Extramural Research
    Funding Agency: TSI Group Ltd
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