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Jeffrey R. Stout, Ph.D., is a professor and Founding Director for the School of Kinesiology and Physical Therapy in the College of Health Professions and Sciences.

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 25 years of university teaching experience

Throughout his career, Stout has co-authored more than 300 peer-reviewed publications, 300 national and international presentations, eight books and 12 book chapters focusing on nutrition, exercise performance and body composition in youth and older populations. According to Google Scholar, his work has been cited over 15,530 times in the literature (h-index 61, i10-index 228). Furthermore, Stout has served on 28 Ph.D. students’ dissertation as Chair or committee member.

Stout has received Fellow status from 3 different national organizations; the American College of Sports Medicine, International Society of Sports Nutrition, and the National 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  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
Research Interests
  • 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
  • Six Kinesiology Students Earn National Scholarships
    Written By: Drexler B. James '13 | December 4, 2020
    Six Ph.D. students in the Division of Kinesiology have been awarded scholarships from the National Strength and Conditioning Association. David Boffry, Nick Clark, Kylie Harmon and Ryan Girts are recipients...
  • UCF’s Doctoral Program in Exercise Physiology Ranks No. 1 in Florida
    Written By: Camille Dolan '98 | September 30, 2020
    The UCF School of Kinesiology and Physical Therapy recently earned the No. 1 ranking in Florida and ninth in the nation for its doctoral program in kinesiology by the National...
  • CHPS Programs Gain STEM Designation
    Written By: Camille Dolan | July 27, 2020
    Programs in  the Division of Kinesiology are now designated STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math), thanks to recent approval by the State of Florida.  David Fukuda The change in the Classification of...
  • Health Tips from Faculty During COVID-19
    Written By: Camille Dolan '98 | April 17, 2020
    The stressors brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic make self-care more important than ever. Here are some tips shared by our health experts at the College of Health Professions and...
  • New Leadership Appointments for the College of Health Professions and Sciences
    Written By: The School of Social Work, Drexler James, and Camille Dolan | August 5, 2019
    As one of his first official duties as founding Dean, Christopher I. Ingersoll announced key leadership appointments for the College of Health Professions and Sciences. “I want to thank all who...
  • Meet the New CHPS Interim Dean
    Written By: Wendy Sarubbi | August 13, 2018
    He’s raised two children who are international judo champions, helped NASCAR pit crews get stronger and faster, and has taught senior citizens how to get fit using strategies popular with...
  • In New Study, Children With Autism Learn the Gentle Way of Judo
    Written By: Camille Dolan | July 18, 2018
    For one hour each week, children in a new UCF research study shed their label of autism, don white uniforms called judogis and become judokas — practitioners of the martial...
  • Jeffrey Stout Receives Alma Mater’s Alumni Achievement Award
    Written By: UCF Communications Staff | April 4, 2018
    In 2011, UCF recruited Professor Jeffrey Stout to help build a new doctoral program. Within four years, the National Academy of Kinesiology ranked the Exercise Physiology doctoral program sixth out of 52...
  • Assistant Professor Named Senior Associate Editor of The Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
    Written By: UCF Communications Staff | January 29, 2018
    Sport and exercise science assistant professor David Fukuda’s passion for judo and wrestling shaped his career. He’s a former national and international judo competitor and judo black belt who enjoys coaching and...
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