Faculty and Staff

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. 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 25 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 supplements and nutritional interventions for performance enhancement. Throughout his career, he 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.

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 15,530 times in the literature (h-index 61, i10-index 228). In addition to being a prolific researcher, Stout is deeply committed to helping his students grow and succeed. He has served on 28 Ph.D. students’ dissertation as chair or committee member, 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 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
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
  • UCF DPT Grads Achieve 100% First-Attempt Pass Rate on National Exam for 3 Years In a Row
    Written By: Camille Dolan '98 | February 14, 2022
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  • Stout Elected as Fellow of National Academy of Kinesiology
    Written By: Megan Pabian | April 14, 2021
    Congratulations to Pegasus Professor Jeffrey Stout, who has been elected by his peers as Fellow in the National Academy of Kinesiology. Stout joins the 2021 inductees alongside the College of Sciences’ Pegasus Professor Peter Hancock....
  • 2021 Founders’ Day Honorees
    Written By: ALLISON HURTADO ’12 | April 7, 2021
    The annual recognition celebrates the outstanding academic achievements of our faculty members and students.
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    Written By: ALLISON HURTADO ’12 | April 7, 2021
    Issa Batarseh, Cristina Fernández-Valle, Luis Martínez-Fernández, Marshall Schminke and Jeffrey Stout have been selected as the 2021 Pegasus Professors.
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    Written By: Drexler B. James '13 | April 7, 2021
    Congratulations to our faculty members and student who have been recognized for this year’s University of Central Florida’s Founders’ Day Awards. This year’s winners are examples of the best of...
  • Study: Using Technology-based Fall Risk Assessments for Older Adults
    Written By: UCF College of Nursing | December 8, 2020
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  • 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...
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