The Wellness Research Center (WRC) is a work-site wellness facility for faculty and staff. Housed in the Education Building, this fitness center offers strength, flexibility and aerobic conditioning equipment as well as fitness services.

Contact Information

Wellness Research Center
Front Desk: RM #179
407-823-3509

Office: RM #179
407-823-4470
wrc@ucf.edu

Hours of Operation

Mon - Thurs6:00am - 8:00pm
Friday6:00am - 6:30pm
SaturdayClosed
(starting 8/26/2019)
Closed on
Memorial Day
Independence Day
Labor Day
Veteran's Day
Thanksgiving Break
Closing Early (due to football games)
Coming soon.

Director

Adam J. Wells's profile picture at UCF

Adam J. Wells

Assistant Professor
Exercise Physiology & Rehabilitation Science, Kinesiology
Location: Education Complex Room: 320J
Phone: 407-823-3906

Staff

Chad H. Herring
Fitness Supervisor, Graduate Teaching Associate

Certifications: NSCA CSCS, First Aid, Adult CPR/AED
Chad is currently pursuing his PhD in exercise physiology at UCF and has been working as a fitness supervisor in the Wellness Research Center for the past two years. Chad has over a decade of experience working in a variety of fitness and training facilities. As an undergraduate student, he served as floor supervisor in the Robert R. Colbert Sr. Wellness Clinic in the School of Health Sciences and Human Performance at Ithaca University. Chad earned his master’s degree from Angelo State University, during which time he served as head strength and conditioning coach from 2012-2017. He has completed strength and conditioning internships with multiple organizations, including the Houston Astros Baseball Club.

Tyler Welden
Fitness Attendant

Certifications: Adult CPR & AED, NASM-CPT, ACSM EP-C
Tyler is currently pursuing his master’s degree in Kinesiology at UCF, and has been working as a fitness attendant in the WRC since April 2019. Tyler has previous experience as a personal trainer, and is a certified exercise physiologist through the American College of Sports Medicine. Tyler plans to join the United States Navy where he hopes to work as an aerospace physiologist.

Nick Coker
Fitness Supervisor, Graduate Teaching Associate

Certifications: NSCA CSCS, CISSN, Adult AED/CPR
Nick Coker is a doctoral candidate within the Institute of Exercise Physiology and Rehabilitation Sciences at UCF. As a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, his primary interest is obtaining a better understanding of neuromuscular responses to resistance training. Nick has published several articles in the areas of sport science and nutrition, and is currently working on his dissertation examining the repeated bout effect following damaging exercise. Nick hopes to secure a tenure-track position at a teaching university where he can continue his line of research.

Tristan Starling-Smith
WRC Manager, Graduate Teaching Associate

Certifications: NSCA CSCS, Adult CPR/AED
Tristan is currently pursuing his PhD in exercise physiology at UCF and has been involved in the Wellness Research Center since he was an undergraduate student. Tristan also received his Master’s in Sport and Exercise Science from the University of Central Florida in 2017. He is currently serving as the Floor Manager in the WRC and oversees day-to-day operations. Tristan is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist with an interest in developing a better understanding of functional responses to resistance training.