Steven Gaskill

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Mailing Address:

  • Department of Health and Human Performance (HHP)
  • 32 Campus Drive
  • Missoula, MT 59812


  • Ph.D. - Exercise Physiology, University of Minnesota
  • M.A. - Exercise Physiology, St. Cloud State University
  • B.A. - Environmental Biology, University of Colorado

Areas of Specialization

  • Youth physical activity and the relationship to cognitive function
  • Assessment of submaximal aerobic fitness and its relationship to sustainable work capacity and chronic disease
  • Assessment of long duration work and exercise related to fitness, fatigue, immune function, and cognitive performance

Current Projects

  • Physical activity monitoring in Missoula area youth.
  • Physical activity interventions to improve learning and behavior outcomes in at-risk youth
  • 6th grade activity programs to attenuate physical activity declines in Missoula youth
  • Fitness and health of Wildland Fire Overhead Crews
  • Wildland Firefighter Research
  • Relationship between physical activity and risk factors for CHD and Diabetes 


  • For a list of publications and presentations, please click here.

Extracurricular Interests

  • Backpacking
  • Whitewater kayaking
  • Cross country skiing
  • Mountain biking
  • Mountaineering
  • Occasional gardening and breadmaking