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Matt Vukovich

Matthew Vukovich


College of Education and Human Sciences Professor and Associate Dean of Research

Office Building

Wagner Hall



Mailing Address

Wagner Hall 249
College of Education & Human Sciences-Box 2275A
University Station
Brookings, SD 57007


Matthew Vukovich is professor and Associate Dean for Research for the College of Education and Human Sciences. He served as department head of Health and Nutritional Sciences at SDSU form 2010 until 2017. He received his BS (1988) and MS (1990) from Iowa State University in Ames, IA, and earned his PhD from Ball State University (1993) in Human Bioenergetics.  He was awarded a Post-Doctorate Fellowship at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, MO.  Dr. Vukovich has been at SDSU since 1999.


Ph.D. Ball State University, Muncie, IN 47306
1993; Major – Human Bioenergetics. Minor – Physiology and Biology.

M.S. Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011
1990; Major – Physical Education.

B.S. Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011
1988; Major – Physical Education.

Academic Interests

Sports Nutrition
Exercise Training
Body Composition
Muscle Bone Interactions

Professional Memberships

America College of Sports Medicine, Fellow
Professionals in Nutrition for Exercise and Sport (PINES)

Area(s) of Research

Dr. Vukovich's research focuses on the interaction of nutrition and exercise training on physiological adaptations, body composition, hormones, and muscle-bone relationships.



Vukovich Research PublicationsVukovich Vita and Publications