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The Schools of Nursing and Pharmacy operate on both the Oxford and Jackson campuses. The Schools of Dentistry, Health Related Professionals and Medicine, and the Health Sciences Graduate School, are based in Jackson only. (Additional healthcare programs are available through the School of Applied Sciences on the Oxford campus.) Other than these exceptions, the schools above are on the Oxford campus.

Faculty Profile

JASPER MARK LOFTIN

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SCHOOL OF APPLIED SCIENCES
ASSOCIATE DEAN,SCHOOL OF APPLIED SCIENCES AND PROFESSOR OF EXERCISE SCIENCE
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SCHOOL OF APPLIED SCIENCES, GEORGE STREET UNIVERSITY HOUSE
UNIVERSITY, MS 38677
(662) 915-7900
Joined UM: 07/01/2006

Areas of Expertise

  • CHILDHOOD OBESITY
  • EXERCISE SCIENCE

Brief Bio

Mark Loftin is Professor and Chair of Health, Exercise Science & Recreation Management. Dr. Loftin received his Ph.D. in Kinesiology (Exercise Physiology) from the University of Illinois in 1985. Prior to joining the UM faculty in 2006, Dr. Loftin served at the University of New Orleans from 1984 - 2006. At UNO he collaborated with scholars from Tulane School of Public Health and Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center. Over the last 15 years, Dr. Loftin's research has focused on physiologic perspectives of childhood obesity. Dr. Loftin's external funding has included NIH and FDA clinical trial studies. Dr. Loftin is a fellow in the American College of Sports Medicine. His coursework at UM focuses on the cardiorespiratory response to exercise.

Degrees

BA
PHYSICAL EDUCATION
THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS/ TYLER, TEXAS (1975)
MA
PHYSICAL EDUCATION
THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS/TYLER, TEXAS (1977)
PHD
PHYSICAL EDUCATION
THE UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS/CHAMPAIGN, ILLINOIS (1980)

Committee Memberships

Curr & Policy - Sch of App Sciences
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Honors Council Committee
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On-Line Educ. & Dist.Learning-App. Sc
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Tenure & Promotion - Sch of Applied Sci.
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University Assessment Committee-IR
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