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Matt Stock

Matt Stock

, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Health Professions
Employed Since: 2016

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Biography

Dr. Matt S. Stock is an Assistant Professor at the University of Central Florida where he teaches physiology and research methods courses as part of the Doctor of Physical Therapy program. Dr. Stock obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Oklahoma. His research interests include motor unit control, neuromuscular fatigue, aging, and adaptations and health benefits associated with resistance training. He has published over 50 original, peer-reviewed manuscripts in journals such as the European Journal of Applied Physiology, Muscle & Nerve, Motor Control, the Journal of Neuroscience Methods, and Experimental Gerontology. Dr. Stock is an active member of International Society of Electrophysiology and Kinesiology, the American Physiological Society, and the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). He serves as an Associate Editor for the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research and Chair of the NSCA Foundation's Scholarship Committee. Dr. Stock worked at Texas Tech University from 2012-2016, and was awarded the university's New Faculty Award and the Teaching Spotlight Award. He views the research process as a way to facilitate classroom learning, and enjoys working with undergraduate and graduate students on research projects.

Credentials

  • Ph.D.
  • Research Interests

    • aging
    • Motor unit control
    • Neuromuscular Physiology
    • Strength Training
    • Fatigue

    Courses

    • PHT 6156: Applied Human Physiology for Health Sciences
    • PHT 6606 : Research Methods in Physical Therapy
    • PHT 6618 : Research Applications in Physical Therapy

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