Degrees and Certifications:
B.S. Exercise Science - SIUE (2017) M.S. Nutrition and Human Performance - Logan University (2019) Master of Arts in Teaching - MBU (December 2022)
Mr. Cody Filben
My name is Coach Filben and I am excited about spending my first year here at Mallinckrodt Academy as the Physical Education/Health teacher!
A little about me:
I was born in St. Louis and graduated from Lindbergh High School. From there, I thought I wanted to pursue a career in pharmacy, but realized that preventing health conditions and diseases was more of my passion, so I left pharmacy school to obtain a degree in Exercise Science at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville instead. After several months of working as a trainer, I decided to work towards and complete a Master of Science in Nutrition and Human Performance degree from Logan University. After several successful years working at Gold's Gym, COVID shut down the gym permanently and I decided to make a switch to education by working for a Master of Arts in Teaching degree at Missouri Baptist University, which I will complete in December 2022.
I am passionate about helping others learn more about all things health and fitness and cannot wait to see what is possible this school year and beyond! In my free time, I have trained for and completed 2 half-marathons and currently enjoy running 5ks and 10ks throughout the year for fun. I also enjoy lifting weights and playing recreational Ultimate Frisbee and Kickball through different organizations in the area. Helping your student develop an appreciation for physical activity is the goal!
Please feel free to reach out to me if there are any questions, comments, or concerns at: Cody.Filben@slps.org