William P. Marley, PH. D., FACSM, FAACVPR
Professor Emeritus/Director/Principal Investigator
Human Performance Laboratory Programs
School of Kinesiology
College of Health Professions
William P. Marley, Ph.D., FACSM, FAACVPR, returned to Marshall University in 1993 after twenty (20) years in the clinical setting.
As a scientist and administrator, his work with cardiovascular research, health promotion, disease prevention, rehabilitation, and sports
science included a client/patient base of almost 35,000-on a continuum from transplant patients and those with chronic disease to the elite
athlete, men and women, the young, the senior population, the recreational athlete, and those simply wishing to stay healthy by living sensibly.
With the National Exercise and Heart Disease Project, he assisted in the development of principles that govern contemporary exercise therapy. He
participated in the development of important position papers and clinical practice guideline publications as well as chairing national symposia
for cardiac rehabilitation and preventive medicine.
As Professor, Director, and Principal Investigator of Human Performance Laboratory Programs in the School of Kinesiology/ College of Health Professions,
that included the Graduate Exercise Science Program, he managed the Diabetes Exercise and Cardiac Rehabilitation Center and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program.
He continues to assist with these programs. A collaboration with Dr. Peter Ottaviano, Chief of Pulmonary Medicine, Cabell Huntington Hospital/Marshall University
Medical Center, resulted in a new facility on the Cabell Huntington Hospital/Marshall University Medical Center Campus: The Center For Lung Health.
Dr. Marley has published and lectured extensively at international, national, regional, and state levels. One of his publications was selected by an
international committee for a special collection of eight (8) rare and exceptional rheumatology cases in the world.
He has served on the Admissions Committee for the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine. Dr. Marley has been accorded Fellow status by both
the American College of Sports Medicine [FACSM] and the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation [FAACVPR], while serving on the
Board of Directors for the latter Society.
The President's Council for Physical Fitness and Sports presented Dr. Marley with the prestigious Healthy American Fitness Leader Award for his significant
contributions to the promotion of health and fitness benefiting individuals, communities, and the country. He received a Career Achievement Award from the
American Heart Association (AHA) for his many contributions as Affiliate Faculty to the AHA. In the Tri-State, he served as President of the Cabell-Wayne
(WV) Regional Heart Association for five (5) years. And the American Diabetes Association has recognized him in its publication, Who's Who in Diabetes Treatment,
Education & Research, for the past eighteen (18) years.