Phone: (605) 688-6580
Mailing Address:
Health & Nutritional Sciences
Health & Nutritional Sciences-Box 2203
Brookings, SD 57007

Matthew Vukovich

Department Head/Professor

Specialty Area:
Human Nutrition and Human Performance
Areas of Study/Academic Interests:
Dr. Vukovich's research focuses on the interaction of nutrition and exercise on body composition, hormones, and Muscle-Bone Relationships.
He received his Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degree from Iowa State University. In 1993, he obtained his doctorate in Human Bioenergetics from Ball State University. Upon completion of his doctorate, Dr. Vukovich was awarded a post-doctoral fellowship in the Department of Applied Physiology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri.
Professional Memberships:
American College of Sports Medicine American Nutrition Society Professionals in Nutrition and Exercise and Sport (PINES)
Binkley TL, Daughters SW, Weidauer LA, Vukovich MD. Changes in body composition in Division I football players over a competitive season and recovery in off-season. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. 29(9): 2503-2512, 2015. doi: 10.1519/JSC.0000000000000886. PMID: 26313574. Ferley DD and Vukovich MD. Time-to-fatigue during incline treadmill running: implications for individualized training prescription. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. 29(7):1855-1862, 2015. doi: 10.1519/JSC.0000000000000834. PMID 25756323. Weidauer LA, Binkley TB, Vukovich MD, Specker BL. Greater polar moment of inertia at the tibia in athletes who develop stress fractures. Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine. 2(7): 2325967114541411 DOI: 10.1177/2325967114541411, 2014. PMID: 26535343 Weidauer L, Minett M, Negus C, Binkley TB, Vukovich M, Wey H, Specker BL. Odd-impact loading results in increased cortical area and moments of inertia in collegiate athletes. European Journal of Applied Physiology. 114(7):1429-1438, 2014. doi: 10.1007/s00421-014-2870-5. PMID 24664495 Ferley DD, Osborn RW, Vukovich MD. The effects of incline and level-grade high-intensity interval treadmill training on running economy and muscle power in well-trained distance runners. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. 28(5): 1298-1309, 2014. Ferley DD, Osborn RW, Vukoivch MD. The effects of uphill vs. level-grade high-intensity interval training on VO2max, Vmax, VLT and Tmax in well-trained distance runners. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. 27(6):1549-1559, 2013. Burke, DE., Kattelmann, KK., Johnson, JV., & Vukovich, MD, Effects of Lean Beef Supplementation on Iron Status, Body Composition and Performance of Collegiate Distance Runners. Food and Nutrition Sciences. 3:810-821, 2012. Johnson, J., Burke, D., Vukovich, MD, & Kattelmann, K. The Effects of Lean Beef Supplementation on the Iron Status of Collegiate Athletes. Nutrition and Dietary Supplements. Nutrition and Dietary Supplements. 4:39-45, 2012. Weidauer LA, Eilers MM, Binkley TL, Vukovich MD, Specker BL. Effect of different collegiate sports on cortical bone in the tibia. Journal of Musculoskeletal Neuronal Interactions. 12(2): 68-73, 2012. Erickson CR and Vukovich MD. The Osteogenic Index and Changes in Bone Markers during a Jump-Training Program: A Pilot Study Medicine and Science in Sport and Exercise. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 42(8): 1485-1492, 2010.