Matthew Beeler

Assistant Professor of Exercise Science

Kiewit 107

Matthew Beeler earned his Ph.D. in Kinesiology from The Ohio State University in 2020, and a master’s degree in Kinesiology from the University of South Dakota in 2016. Previous to that, Matthew earned his undergraduate degree in Exercise Science from Southwest Minnesota State University in Marshall, Minnesota. Matthew’s focus is on the physiology of resistance training and exercise. His Ph.D. dissertation was titled ” The Validity of Estimating Morphological Changes in Skeletal Muscle Using MRI in Resistance Trained Men.”

Matthew has a broad teaching and research background as a graduate teaching and research assistant under Dr. William Kraemer at The Ohio State University from 2016-2020. He has been involved in research focusing on a wide aspect of human physiology and the response of the human body to exercise and sports supplements. He has co-authored multiple textbook chapters as well as a multitude of peer reviewed research articles. Matthew taught a broad range of courses at OSU including comprehensive laboratories in exercise science and was a technician in The Ohio State’s exercise stress test lab for four years. Matthew is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialists from the National Strength and Conditioning Association and has been heavily involved in presenting research at national and regional conferences.

Matthew received the School of Education Outstanding Leadership Award in the School of Education at the University of South Dakota in 2016. Additionally, Matthew received the National Strength and Conditioning Association Foundation Graduate Research Grant in 2018 to complete his dissertation research.


Selected Publications:

Kraemer, W.J., Caldwell, L.K., Post, E.M., Dupont, W.H., Martini, E.R., Ratamess, N.A., Szivak, T.K., Shurley, J.P., Beeler, M.K., Volek, J.S., Maresh, C.M., Todd, J.S., Walrod, B.J., Hyde, P.N., Fairman, C., & Best, T.M., (2020) Body Composition in Elite Strongman Competitors, J. Strength Cond
Res. In Press.

Borden, E.C., Kraemer, W.J., Walrod, B.J., Post, E.M., Caldwell, L.K., Beeler, M.K., DuPont, W.H., Anders, J.P., Martini, E.R., Volek, J.S., & Maresh, C.M. (2019). Changes of Hydration Measures in Elite National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I Wrestlers. International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance, 1-16.

LaFountain, R.A., Miller, V.J., Barnhart, E.C., Hyde, P.N., Crabtree, C.D., McSwiney, F.T., Beeler, M.K., Buga, A., Sapper, T.N., Short, J.A., Bowling, M.L., Kraemer, W.J., Simonetti, O.P., Maresh, C.M., & Volek, J.S. (2019). Extended Ketogenic Diet and Physical Training Intervention in Military Personnel. Military Medicine.

Caldwell, L.K., Dupont, W.H., Beeler, M.K., Post, E.M., Barnhart, E.C., Hardesty, V.H., Anders, J.P., Borden, E.C., Volek, J.S., & Kraemer, W.J. (2018). The Effects of a Korean Ginseng, Ginst15, On Perceptual Effort, Psychomotor Performance, and Physical Performance in Men and Women. Journal of Sports Science & Medicine, 17(1), 92-100.

Flanagan, S.D., DuPont, W.H., Caldwell, L.K., Hardesty, V.H., Barnhart, E.C., Beeler, M.K., Post, E.M., Volek, J.S., & Kraemer, W.J. (2018). The Effects of a Korean Ginseng, GINST15, on Hypo-Pituitary-Adrenal and Oxidative Activity Induced by Intense Work Stress. Journal of Medicinal Food, 21(1), 104-112.

DuPont, W.H., Kraemer, W.J., Nindl, B.C., Lee, E.C., Fragala, M.S., Hatfield, D.L., Caldwell, L.K., Post, E.M., Beeler, M.K., Volek, J.S., & Maresh, C.M. (2017). The Effects of Different Exercise Training Modalities on Plasma Proenkephalin Peptide F in Women. Peptides, 91, 26-32.

DuPont, W.H., Meuris, B.J., Hardesty, V.H., Barnhart, E.C., Tompkins, L.H., Golden, M.J.P., Usher, C.J., Spence, P.A., Caldwell, L.K., Post, E.M., Beeler, M.K., & Kraemer, W.J. (2017). The Effects Combining Cryocompression Therapy following an Acute Bout of Resistance Exercise on Performance and Recovery. Journal of Sports Science & Medicine, 16(3), 333-342.


Kraemer, W.J., Beeler, M.K., Post, E. M., Luk, H.Y., Lombard, J.R., Dunn-Lewis, C., & Volek, J.S. (2019). Physiological Basis for Creatine Supplementation in Skeletal Muscle and the Central Nervous System. In Nutrition and Enhanced Sports Performance (pp. 581-594). Academic Press.

Kraemer, W.J., Beeler, M.K. (2018). Periodization of Resistance Training: Concepts and Paradigms. In Conditioning for Strength and Human Performance: Third Edition (pp. 371-396). Routledge.