Ben Skutnik

Ben Skutnik

Ben Skutnik's curriculum vitae [PDF]

Educational Background

  • Projected completion Ph.D., 2019, Human Performance, Indiana University, Bloomington
  • M.S., Kinesiology with emphasis in Exercise Physiology, Kansas State University
  • B.A., Physical Education, Luther College

Research Areas

  • Human Performance
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Pulmonary Mechanics
  • Swimming Physiology
  • Training Theory


  • Metabolic testing
  • Pulmonary Mechanics
  • Force Plate Analysis

Selected Teaching Areas

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Medical Terminology
  • Advanced Exercise Physiology

Selected Professional Service

  • Kinesiology Director - Jim Holland Summer Enrichment Program, 2018
  • Volunteer - Jim Holland Summer Enrichment Program, 2013 - 2017

Profesional Organizations

  • National Strength and Conditioning Association, member, 2006-2012, 2018 - Present
  • USA Weightlifting, coach, 2015 - present
  • American Physiological Society, member, 2013 - present
  • American College of Sports Medicine, member, 2011 - present
  • American Swim Coaches Association, fellow, 2010 - present

Selected Publications and Presentations

  • Manz, W.J, J.T. Greenshields, B.V. Wright, C.S. Goss, B.C. Skutnik, J.M. Stager (2019). Head Depth and Head Speed During Competitive Backstroke Ledge Starts.” International Journal of Aquatic Research and Education 12.1
  • Skutnik, B.C., J.R. Smith, A.M. Johnson, S.P. Kurti, C.A. Harms (2016). The Effect of Low Volume Interval Training on Resting Blood Pressure in Pre-hypertensive Subjects: A Preliminary Study. The Physician and Sports Medicine, 1-7.
  • Skutnik, B. C., Greenshields, J. T., Gagnon, S. R., Chapman, R. F., & Stager, J. M. (2018). Hypercapnic and Hypoxic Ventilatory Responses are Non-normally Distributed: A Retrospective Analysis. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 50(5S), 283.
  • Skutnik, B.C., T. Li, C.L. Brammer, Y. Lu, J.M. Stager. Ventilatory Strategies of Swimmers During Submaximal Efforts. Presented at ACSM Annual Meeting, Denver, CO Jun, 2017.
  • Gagnon, S., Skutnik, B., Greenshields, J., Holland, M., & Stager, J. (2017). Cardioprotective Benefits Associated With Routine Physical Activity In Middle Aged Population. Presented at ACSM Annual Meeting, Denver, CO Jun, 2017.