Marsha Kaufman

Contributing Faculty
College of Health Sciences and Public Policy
B.S. Health Studies

Due to her military affiliation with the U.S. Army, Dr. Marsha Kaufman’s 25-year health, wellness, and fitness career is diverse with opportunities. She has served in many roles with her formal training in health education and promotion and sports medicine. From healthcare to corporate wellness, public health, and for-profit fitness centers, she has worked with populations in various states and abroad to educate and implement health strategies and programs to improve health outcomes. She holds several certifications for personal training, group fitness, and health education (ACE, ACSM, AFAA, CHES, CSCS, NASM, RYT-200).

Dr. Kaufman moved into higher education eleven years ago with her expertise and a dynamic appreciation of teaching health education/sciences in both the online and on-campus curriculums at the undergraduate and graduate levels. At Walden University, she teaches for the College of Health Sciences and Public Policy undergraduate program for both course-based and the Tempo/CBE Programs. Dr. Kaufman’s research interests focus on physical activity, behavior change, motivational theories, weight management, mind/body modalities, public health, and health education delivery methods.

In addition to presenting certifications and continuing education as a trainer for an international fitness organization for over 16 years, she has also presented at the Online Learning Consortium’s Conference and as a speaker at local community events. She is a SOPHE Midwest Regional Chapter member and was recognized with the 2019 Leadership of Excellence Award for the College of Health Sciences through Walden University.


PhD, Walden University

MS, United States Sports Academy

BS, Upper Iowa University


Howard, K. J., Armstrong, S. N., Lupinski, K. G., Kaufman, M. R. (2017). TAs in the Virtual World: A Win-Win-Win-Win. Online Learning Consortium