College of Health Sciences
Due to her military affiliation with the US Army, Dr. Marsha Kaufman’s 25-year career in health, wellness, and fitness has been diverse. With her formal training in health education and promotion as well as sports medicine, she has served in many roles from healthcare to corporate wellness, public health, and for-profit fitness centers, working with populations in various states and abroad to educate and implement health strategies and programs to improve health outcomes. Dr. Kaufman moved into higher education eight years ago with her expertise a dynamic appreciation of teaching health education and the health sciences in both the online and on-campus curriculum at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
At Walden University, she teaches for the Competency-Based Education (CBE) program in Healthcare Management for the Undergraduate School of Health Sciences and will begin supporting doctoral student dissertation committees. Dr. Kaufman’s research interests focus on physical activity, behavior change, motivational theories, weight management, mind/body modalities, public health, and methods of education delivery. In addition to presenting certifications and continuing education as a trainer for an international fitness organization for over 15 years, she has also presented at the Online Learning Consortium’s Conference and as a speaker at local community events.