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Marshall Milbrath

Dr. Milbrath’s career has focused on coaching and coach development. He began as a coach for high school cross-country and track teams. He went on to study coach development while working with multiple high school and college programs, teaching college courses on coaching, exercise, and fitness, and teaching coach education courses for USA Track and Field. He has spent the past three years as the Program Director for the Sport and Exercise Science/Physical Education department in the College of Education at Benedictine University in Lisle, IL.

  • PhD in Sport and Exercise Science, University of Northern Colorado
  • MEd in Exercise Physiology, University of Virginia
  • MEd in Curriculum and Instruction, Concordia University
  • BSEd in Primary Education, Martin Luther College
Courses Taught
  • PE 317 PE & Classroom Management in the Elementary School
  • PE 352 Physiology of Exercise
  • PE 360 Education Psychology & Measurement of Learning
  • PE 362 Fitness Testing: Assessment & Prescription
  • PE 410 Organizational Leadership and Management in Sport, Fitness and Recreation
  • PE 420 Facility and Risk Management in Sport, Fitness and Recreation

Research Interests
Long term development of collegiate athletes; knowledge and decision-making during coaching, social justice in sport; determinants of endurance exercise including ultrarunning and backpacking; qualitative ethnography/phenomenology; quantitative longitudinal studies

Selected Presentations
Put it in the Win Column: Using Lessons from Sport to Navigate Past 2020. ABB First Annual Vertical Operating Planning Session (December 2020).

Starting with Why​: Curriculum Design for Clarity, Consistency, and Community. Illinois Higher Education Personal Fitness Training 3rd Annual Conference (October 2019).

Beyond the Workouts: Take-a-Ways from Research on Successful Coaching. Invited Seminar Presented at the US Track and Field and Cross-Country Coaches Association National Convention.