Family Day - August 8th

Family Day will be held at the Logan Pavilion and athletic fields on Saturday, August 8th from 9:00am to 12:00pm. Bring your children and join the Family Health & Wellness club for a morning of fun for all ages with games and events such as coloring, bean bag toss and races.

Master's Programs Lunch and Learn - August 4th

The Department of Admissions for the College of Health Sciences is hosting a Lunch and Learn event for all Doctor of Chiropractic students on August 4th from 11am-12 noon. Two separate luncheons will be held for this panel-type discussion, one for the MS in Nutrition and Human Performance (MSN) and one for the MS in Sports Science and Rehabilitation (MSR). Representatives from each program, admissions and financial aid will be on hand to answer questions about the programs. 

Please RSVP by July 31st to, admissions coordinator for the College of Health Sciences, to reserve your spot for your complimentary lunch. Please let Zach know which program you will be attending: MSN or MSR. 

Basics of Diagnostic Ultrasound Lecture - July 31st

Dr. Daniel Haun will lecture on the Basics of Diagnostic Ultrasound on Friday, July 31st from 4pm to 6pm in Room 156A.

Attendees will see live demos and will be able to earn clinic hours. Food will be provided and students can be excused from clinic in order to attend.

Presented by SACA.

Movie Night - Pitch Perfect 2 - July 23rd

Watch Pitch Perfect 2 at Logan on Thursday, July 23rd at 8pm. This free movie night will be held in the outdoor Loomis Amphitheater which is located behind the Purser Center.

The Student Doctors' Council will provide popcorn and beer (limit two per person) beginning at 7:30pm. Other concession items will be available for purchase, but everyone is encouraged to bring a picnic and enjoy the movie.

Body Composition: Projecting 3D Results for Personalized Weight Management

The article below can be found in the Summer 2015 edition of The Tower. Click here to view the complete publication.

Advice for those aiming to lose weight has traditionally been, “cut calories.” The idea that one must expend more energy than he or she consumes in order to lose weight has been accepted for many years; however, recent studies by Logan University’s own Robert Davidson, PhD, suggest that balancing energy may not be the most important factor in managing bodyweight.

According to Dr. Davidson, director of the Master’s in Nutrition & Human Performance program at Logan, the most influential contributor to weight management and the related obesity epidemic is diet composition—the makeup of the calories one consumes.

“A calorie is still a calorie, but it doesn’t take much to change body composition with macronutrient consumption changes,” he explains. "Macronutrients include fats, carbohydrates and proteins.” 

Capitalizing on the impact diet composition has on body composition, Dr. Davidson and his team have developed technology that accurately measures a person’s body composition and projects an image of what the person’s body will look like in the future based on either current or planned inputs such as dietary habits, physical activity levels and current bodyweight and shape. 

For example, if someone desires to lose weight and plans to follow a specific diet and exercise plan, he or she can scan their body in the software with a 3-D scanner, input his or her diet and exercise plans and select the duration of the plans. Then the software produces a projected image of the person’s post weight-loss body. The resulting projection details his or her weight loss in pounds as well as the number of inches he or she can expect to lose from each specific area of the body...and up to five years in the future. 

“Right now, we can provide all the data required for this technology—predicting weight and inches lost and making diet and training recommendations,” said Dr. Davidson. “No one else is doing anything like this.” 

Dr. Davidson and his team have garnered a significant amount of interest in their project. They are seeking additional funding to develop the software for the 3-D modeling and mobile application for users.

“I’m thrilled to be a part of Logan’s development as one of the first nutrition programs to elevate technology for changing body composition,” he said. “And what’s more – making it accessible to the public.”