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.

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
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
  • Rothschild Appointed to National Physical Therapy Board
    Written By: Camille Dolan '98 | October 11, 2021
    Carey Rothschild, a faculty member in the Division of Physical Therapy, has been appointed to the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS). Her four-year term will commence Jan. 1,...
  • Researchers in the College of Health Professions and Sciences Use the Pandemic as an Opportunity to Expand Collaborations and Impact
    Written By: Camille Dolan '98 | May 21, 2021
    A little more than a year ago, faculty and students in the College of Health Professions and Sciences who were working on research projects had to pivot when COVID-19 derailed their plans. CHPS researchers regrouped and forged ahead with their projects by finding new ways to use the...
  • Hanney and Rothschild Receive Teaching Incentive Program Awards
    Written By: Camille Dolan '98 | May 17, 2021
    William Hanney and Carey Rothschild, both from the School of Kinesiology and Physical Therapy, are recipients of the Teaching Incentive Program (TIP) awards. The program, offered by Faculty Excellence, recognizes...
  • Kinesiology Grad Student Receives McKnight Doctoral Fellowship
    Written By: Camille Dolan '98 | May 12, 2021
    Maxine Furtado, a graduate student starting the Ph.D. program in exercise physiology, is a recipient of the McKnight Doctoral Fellowship.  The coveted program is awarded to up to 50 students each year...
  • 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.
  • Meet the 2021 Pegasus Professors
    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.
  • Congratulations to our 2021 Founders’ Day Winners
    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...
  • Kinesiology Alumnus Named Florida HS Football Coach of the Year
    Written By: Camille Dolan '98 | March 12, 2021
    Eric Lodge ‘11, who graduated from the kinesiology program in the Sport and Athletic Coaching track, was recently named the overall 2020 Florida Dairy Farmers Football Coach-of-the-Year. It is the highest honor bestowed upon Florida high school coaches...
  • UCF DPT National Licensure Exam Performance Continues to Surpass State and National Averages
    Written By: Megan Pabian | January 25, 2021
    The recently released licensure exam  from the UCF DPT Class of 2020 place the cohort’s first-attempt pass rates and mean scores above both the state and national averages.  Based on...
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