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

Hours of Operation

Closed until further notice due to COVID.


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Adam J. Wells, Ph.D., CSCS*D, SCYM(ASCP)CM

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


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.

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.

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