Mark Langenfeld, Ph.D., FACSM, HFS, ETT
Professor of Exercise Science
- Ph.D. Exercise Physiology, The Ohio State University Fellow, American College of Sports Medicine (FACSM)
- M.A. Physical Education/Exercise Physiology, The Ohio State University
- B.A. Zoology, Miami University
Dr. Langenfeld teaches courses in the fitness and wellness realm including Exercise Physiology, Fitness Assessment and Exercise Programming, and Health Perspectives. He also teaches UI 343 Transcultural Experience, an overseas course that explores health, wellness, and medicine in Europe. Dr. Langenfeld is actively involved in the Jane Stephens Honors Program and in the local chapter of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi. He holds professional certifications administered by the American College of Sports Medicine including Health Fitness Specialist and Exercise Test Technologist. His research has investigated various aspects of endurance and ultraendurance exercise and has been published in prominent exercise science journals. Besides scholarly involvement with exercise, Dr. Langenfeld is a lifelong participant in outdoor recreation activities and individual sports. He completed 458 miles in his personal best 24 hour bicycling time trial, twice completed the 750 mile Paris-Brest-Paris event in France, and has ridden some of the famous Tour de France mountain passes. Teaching by example, students observe his personal commitment to a physically active lifestyle as he commutes year round to and from work by bicycle. Dr. Langenfeld is involved in bicycle and pedestrian advocacy including International Walk to School Day, Walking School Bus, Safe Routes to School, and serving on a citizens’ Bicycle Advisory Council with the City of Cape Girardeau.