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Marquell Johnson, Ph.D.

Marquell Johnson
  • Professor
  • Director of Rehabilitation Science
  • Director of P.R.I.D.E. Programs
  • Kinesiology


  • Dr. Ron Satz Teacher/Scholar Award (2017).College of Education & Human Sciences
  • Excellence in Mentoring in Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity award (2016). Office of Research & Sponsored Programs
  • UWEC Excellence in Service-Learning as a Faculty Mentor Award (2014). The Center for Service-Learning
  • Reta &David Martell Distinguished Service Award (2014);The Arc Eau Claire, Inc.
  • Teaching Honor/Adapted Physical Educator Award (2012);Wisconsin Health and Physical Education Association (WHPE)
  • Outstanding Young Alumni Award (2007);Huntingdon College National Alumni Board

Teaching Interests
  • Adapted Physical Activity and Motor Development 
  • Rehabilitation Science
  • Research Methods
Research and Creative Activities
  • Physical activity and health behaviors of individuals with disabilities
  • Exploring validity evidence of objective physical activity monitors for various populations
  • Inclusion practices to increase opportunities for children with disabilities in physical education
  • Community-Based Physical Activity Programming for Individuals with Disabilities
  • Doctorate of Philosophy, 2008 Oregon State University, Major: Exercise and Sport Science (Concentration: Movement Studies in Disability), Minor: Exercise Physiology
  • Master of Science Degree, 2004 University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, Major: Exercise and Sport Science (Concentration: Adapted Physical Education)
  • Bachelor of Arts Degree, 2001 Huntingdon College (AL), Major: Human Performance and Kinesiology (Concentration: Physical Education) 
  • American Red Cross: CPR/AED
  • NSCA-Certified Strength &Conditioning Specialist (NSCA-CSCS)
  • ACSM/NCHPAD Certified Inclusive Fitness Trainer (CIFT)
Professional Memberships
  • Wisconsin Health and Physical Education Association (WHPE formerly WAHPERD)
  • International/North American Federation of Adapted Physical Activity (IFAPA/NAFAPA)
  • National Consortium for Physical Education and Recreation for Individuals with Disabilities (NCPERID)
  • American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)
  • National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA)