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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.


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Joined UM: December 31, 1969

Areas of Expertise


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.


Physical Education
University of Texas at Tyler (1975)
Physical Education
University of Texas at Tyler (1977)
Physical Education
University of Illinois-Urbana Campus (1985)

Committee Memberships

Applied Sciences Curriculum Committee
Other Kind of Committee
CETL - Keep Teaching and Learning
Ad Hoc Committee
University Standing Committee
Committee on Campus Internationalization
Ad Hoc Committee
Completion and Student Success (CASS)
Other Kind of Committee
Honors - Big Idea Task Force
Task Force
On-Line Educ. & Dist.Learning-App. Sc
Other Kind of Committee
Provost Scholars Program Task Force
Task Force
SAS Leadership Council
Ad Hoc Committee
SAS Thomas Crowe Award
Ad Hoc Committee