IEPRS Conference

UCF Institute of Exercise Physiology and Rehabilitation Science


The Institute of Exercise Physiology and Rehabilitation Science is back and excited to host its fourth Annual Conference on Friday, February 2nd and Saturday, February 3rd! This year we are offering the flexibility of a hybrid event, so you can join us in-person or online. Our event will be held on-site at the beautiful FAIRWINDS Alumni Center on UCF’s main campus. All attendees will also receive videos of the lectures following the conference for additional learning at their leisure.

Each year, the IEPRS conference brings together students, researchers, clinicians, and practitioners from a variety of disciplines and backgrounds.

Highlights of the IEPRS conference include:

  • Lectures from 10 internationally recognized investigators covering topics such as metabolic flexibility, ACL reconstruction, muscle hypertrophy, cross education, and concussion, among others.
  • Pre-conference add-on event: The IEPRS Lab Crawl: Learn in our Labs! will provide attendees the opportunity to learn how our research fellows collect data. Attendees will be split into small groups and rotate through stations examining blood flow restriction training, transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), tensiomyography (TMG), vertical jump assessments, and others. Note that this session will occur at the UCF Education Complex and Gym and is limited to 100 attendees as a registration add-on.
  • The opportunity for students to present their research!  Students and trainees will be presenting research during 5 Minutes at the Mic: Show me the data! Prizes will be awarded to the best presenters.
  • CEUs available for PTs, PTAs, ATs, sports nutrition, and strength and conditioning professionals.
  • Discounted rates for students, postdocs, and UCF alumni.
  • Networking opportunities with researchers and professionals in the fields of kinesiology, athletic training, and physical therapy.
  • Video recordings of lectures following the conference.

For these reasons and many more, the Institute of Exercise Physiology and Rehabilitation Science’s fourth annual conference is the premier event for those wanting to take their career to the next level!

Event Date

Feb. 2-3, 2024

Join us for a unique conference, blending exercise physiology and rehabilitation science.

Available CEUs

Credit for continuing education is offered for a variety of licenses and certifications:

PTs and PTAs = 10 hours
AT = 10 hours
ISSN = 6 hours
NSCA = 0.9 Category A CEUs

Conference Supporter:

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IEPRS 2024

Innovations in Exercise and Rehabilitation Science.

Feb. 2-3, 2024

Join us for a unique conference, blending exercise physiology and rehabilitation science.


Conference Registration Prices and Details

Registration TypeEarly Bird
(Sales end on Jan 12, 2024)
(Sales end on Jan 29, 2024)
Pre-Conference Add-on: IEPRS Lab Crawl at the UCF Education Complex
All attendees$9.99$9.99
Conference - Located at the FAIRWINDS Alumni Center or virtually via Zoom
Students, Postdocs, Residents, and UCF Alumni$39.99$59.99

*The IEPRS Lab Crawl at the UCF Education Complex is limited to 100 attendees. Once 100 people have registered, this add-on will no longer be available.

**Students, postdocs, residents, and UCF alumni should be prepared to provide documentation of their status and affiliation. Note that all current students, regardless of university affiliation, qualify for this registration type, whereas “alumni” is specific to only UCF alumni.

***Attendees can expect to receive access to video lectures 2-3 weeks following the conference.

Refund policy:
Refunds are available up to 7 days before event. Eventbrite’s fee is nonrefundable. Email [email protected] for questions regarding refunds.

Conference Schedule

*All lectures are 40 minutes, followed by 5-10 minutes for speaker Q&A, and a 10-15-minute stretch with a coffee break.

Friday, February 2nd


Friday Pre-conference Registration Add-On

IEPRS Lab Crawl: Hands-on Learning in our Labs!, Presented by IEPRS Research Fellows


Doors open for registration and networking


Welcome and Opening Address, Presented by Matt Stock, Ph.D.


IEPRS Keynote Lecture: The Effects of Exercise on Metabolic Flexibility, Presented by Bret Goodpaster, Ph.D., AdventHealth Translational Research Institute


The Past, Present, and Future of Skeletal Muscle Hypertrophy Research, Presented by Mike Roberts, Ph.D. Auburn University


The Old Bull way: Weaving Pain Neuroscience, Principles of Progressive Overload, and Non-Diagnosis Driven Care in the Rehab Process, Presented by Katie Dabrowski, PT, DPT, CSCS, Old Bull Athletics and Nova Southeastern University


Updates in Concussion Management & Research, Presented by Julianne Schmidt, Ph.D., ATC, University of Georgia


IEPRS Distinguished Alumni Lecture: Supplementation with Nitric Oxide Precursors for Strength Performance, Presented by Adam Gonzalez, Ph.D., Hofstra University – sponsored by the International Society of Sports Nutrition

Saturday, February 3rd


Neural Determinants of Motor Function in ACL Rehabilitation, Presented by David Sherman, Ph.D., AT, PT, Harvard University – sponsored by Jali Medical


From Surgery to Long-Term Joint Health: Optimizing Outcomes after ACL Rupture, Presented by Elanna Arhos, PT, DPT, Ph.D.,The Ohio State University

Noon: Lunch on your own! Explore the campus while networking with speakers and attendees!


Chasing a Moving Target: Metabolic Adaptation, Exercise Energy Compensation, and Total Energy Expenditure, Presented by Eric Trexler, Ph.D., Duke University


The Long Held Promise of Cross-education: When, Why, and How?, Presented by Joshua Carr, Ph.D., Texas Christian University – sponsored by Atlas Rehabilitation


Physiological determinants of firefighter performance: Does sport science have a role?, Presented by Jacob Mota, Ph.D., Texas Tech University


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Bret Goodpaster
AdventHealth Translational Research Institute

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Michael D. Roberts
Auburn University

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Katie Dabrowski
Old Bull Athletics

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Julieanne D. Schmidt
University of Georgia

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Adam M. Gonzalez
Hofstra University

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David Sherman
Harvard University

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Elanna Arhos
The Ohio State University

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Eric Trexler
Duke University

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Joshua C. Carr
Texas Christian University

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Jacob Mota
Texas Tech University


Conference Supporter:

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Session Sponsors:

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Logo for International Society of Sports Nutrition
Jali Medical Logo

Champion Sponsors:

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Logo for Orlando Orthopaedic Center
logo for REV Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine
Logo for PREVAIL
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Feb. 2-3, 2024

Join us for a unique conference, blending exercise physiology and rehabilitation science.


Student Ambassadors

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Isabel Gonzalez Aponte
MAT program

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Evyn Callahan
Kinesiology Ph.D. program

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Jack Cregan
Kinesiology B.S. program

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Trevor Dufner
Kinesiology Ph.D. program

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Jordan Hart
Kinesiology B.S. program

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Kworweinski Lafontant
Kinesiology Ph.D. program

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Modesto Lebron
Kinesiology Ph.D. program

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Jordan Lugo
Kinesiology B.S. program

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