Logan College of Chiropractic

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Logan University
Logan College of Chiropractic panorama.jpg
Established 1935 (1935)
Type Private
Parent institution Logan University
President Clay McDonald, DC, MBA, JD
Location Chesterfield, Missouri, U.S.
38°37′54″N 90°32′30″W / 38.63162°N 90.54180°W / 38.63162; -90.54180Coordinates: 38°37′54″N 90°32′30″W / 38.63162°N 90.54180°W / 38.63162; -90.54180
Campus Urban
Website www.logan.edu

Logan University, a private chiropractic college founded in 1935, is located in Chesterfield, Missouri, a suburb of St. Louis. The institution offers a doctorate degree in chiropractic and master's degrees in Sport Science and Rehabilitation (offered online and in a hybrid online format) and Nutrition and Human Performance (offered online and on-campus). There are also bachelor's degrees in human biology and life science. The university's current president is Dr. McDonald.

History[edit]

The college was named after its founder and first president, Hugh B. Logan, D.C. The first class of seven men and women enrolled on September 1, 1935. The college was housed in a converted residence at 4490 Lindell Boulevard, St. Louis' Central West End area. Five more students joined in February 1936.

In 1958, Carver College of Chiropractic (founded in 1906) of Oklahoma City merged with Logan; in 1964, Missouri Chiropractic College also merged. The college moved to a 17-acre (6.88 ha) estate in Normandy. a suburb of St. Louis.

In 1972, it acquired the buildings and grounds at its present location, formerly a Maryknoll Seminary. The campus is on a 112-acre (45.3 ha) wooded hilltop in Chesterfield, Missouri. In 1982, a new Health Center was constructed, and in 1986, the Science and Research Center was added. In 2000, the Sports/Wellness Complex was built with adjacent ballfields and pavilion. In 2003, the former Maryknoll chapel was renovated and transformed into the Learning Resource Center. In 2006, the BIOFREEZE Sports & Rehabilitation Center opened on the Chesterfield campus. In 2007, the William D. Purser Center was completed, and in May 2008, the Standard Process Student Center was opened. The college opened a new Educational Wing, including an assessment center, in 2012.

Accreditation[edit]

The college received provisional accreditation for its chiropractic program from the Council on Chiropractic Education (C.C.E.) in 1976 and was granted full accreditation in 1978. In 1987, the North Central Association of College and Schools granted Logan accreditation of its baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral degree programs Both accreditation have been subsequently renewed.

Leadership[edit]

Since March 2013, the president is Clay McDonald, DC, MBA, JD.

Doctor of Chiropractic program[edit]

The Logan Doctor of Chiropractic program includes study in the Basic, Chiropractic and Clinical Sciences. Pre-requisites for entering the Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C.) program include at least 90 semester hours of undergraduate coursework, including courses in biological sciences, general and organic chemistry, physics, English, psychology; and humanities/social sciences.

After pre-clinical courses, all students study Logan Basic Technique and its biomechanical foundation, the Logan System of Body Mechanics, and Diversified Technique. Students can also choose from eleven elective techniques: Activator Methods, Active Release Technique (ART), Applied Kinesiology, Flexion-Distraction (COX), Gonstead System, Graston Technique, Pro-Adjustor, Sacro-Occipital Technique (SOT), Soft Tissue, Thompson, Upper Cervical Specific.

Students train under the direct supervision of teaching clinicians. Training includes professional application and synthesis of scientific aptitude, clinical competence and ethical demeanor through eight outpatient clinics (five of which are fee for service and three are free) in the St. Louis metropolitan area.

Research[edit]

The research program encompasses three highly integrated areas: applied chiropractic research, basic research and student research. Logan students are required to complete a mandatory senior research project.

For the past eight years, the college has conducted research investigating the application of broad-based musculoskeletal program treating low-back and pelvic pain during pregnancy, in a research partnership with the Washington University School of Medicine and its clinics at Barnes-Jewish and Missouri Baptist hospitals.

Since 2001, Logan’s Department of Radiology has been involved in a research partnership with the Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging at Massachusetts General Hospital, the largest teaching hospital for Harvard Medical School. The research focuses on studies of acupuncture and pain processing, using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and magnetoencephalography (MEG). This program has grown to track the response of carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) patients to acupuncture treatments using fMRI.

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