Joel Stager

Counsilman Center for the Science of Swimming

(812) 855-1637
PH 032

  • Indiana University, Ph.D. in Medical Science, 1980
  • University of Miami, B.S. in Biology
  • Associate Chair, IU Department of Kinesiology, 2006-present
  • Director of the Human Performance Laboratory, IU Department of Kinesiology, 1992-2002
  • Chair, Tenure Advisory Committee, Indiana University, 2004-2005, 2005-2006
  • Underwater Analysis of Competitive Swimming Racing Starts, 2004- present
  • Assessing Muscle Mass in Aging Competitive Athletes, 2005-present
  • Accelerometry as a Means of Estimating Training Load in Competitive Swimmers, 2004-present
Research Interests

Human stress physiology, the cardiopulmonary responses of the human to exercise and the environment (altitude, heat, cold); factors affecting oxygen transport during exercise and athletic performance; relationship between physical training and human development and aging; the physiology of competitive swimming.

Selected Publications

Stager/Tanner. (2005). Handbook on Sports Medicine and Science: Swimming. London: Blackwell Scientific.

*Gavin, T. P., Babington, J. P., Harms, C. A., Ardelt, M. E., Tanner, D. A., & Stager, J. M. (2002, January). Thermoregulatory response to exercise in moderate heat is unaffected by clothing fabric, Med. Sci. Sports Exer.

Drew, John M., Stager, J. M., & Jamieson, Lynn. (2002). Implications of starting end water depth rule change for high school competitive swimming. American Swim Coach Association Newsletter, 8, 4, 6-10, & 14-17.

Karp, Jason R., Johnston, Jeanne D., Tecklenburg, Sandy, Mickleborough,Tim, Fly, Alyce, & Stager, Joel M. (2006). The efficacy of chocolate milk as a recovery aid. International Journal of Sports Nutrition and Metabolism.