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Logan University Introduces Master’s in Athletic Training Program

Logan University athletic training student works with a patient on a table.

Active people need health care providers that truly understand the demands of physical performance, and as such, Logan University will launch a Master’s in Athletic Training to its lineup of degree programs, beginning fall 2021. “Logan’s reputation as a leader in chiropractic and health sciences education sets the stage for this new master’s degree, featuring hands-on clinical experience earned in a wide variety of settings,” said Logan University President Clay McDonald, DC (’82), MBA, JD. “We’re proud to continue growing our University offerings with innovative, in-demand programs and evidence-based curricula.” Logan University’s Master’s in Athletic Training is the only program …

Meet Dr. Stephen Nickell, Athletic Training Program Director

Stephen Nickell, EdD, LAT, ATC is Logan’s Sports and Exercise Science Department Chair and Master’s in Athletic Training Program Director. When Dr. Nickell joined the Logan University team in summer 2018 as the program director for the Master’s of Science in Sports Science & Rehabilitation, he had a goal in mind: to actively work to bring more programs to Logan beyond chiropractic and to work across all of the University’s programs to create more interprofessional opportunities for students. Fast forward two years later, Logan is thrilled to introduce a brand-new Master’s in Athletic Training program under the direction of Dr. …

How to Become an Athletic Trainer

Whether on the athletic field, in an industrial work setting or on a performance stage, active people need health care providers who truly understand the demands of physical careers. As a leading health sciences institution, Logan University is thrilled to add a Master’s in Athletic Training (MAT) to our lineup of degree programs, beginning fall 2021. Read on to learn what an athletic training career may look like for you. What’s required for acceptance into Logan’s athletic training program? Prospective students must meet the following criteria: Bachelor’s degree in any discipline. A minimum 3.0 GPA in undergraduate studies. Submission of …

Athletic Training, Personal Training and Physical Therapy: What’s the Difference?

In a day and age when many of us are on the move and exercise programs can be found online with the click of a button, it’s important to understand the differences between a certified athletic trainer, a personal trainer and a physical therapist. Below, we outline the education requirements, daily activities and care, and work settings for each profession. Education Requirements Athletic Training: According to the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA), a student must graduate with a master’s degree from an accredited professional athletic training education program and pass a comprehensive test administered by the Board of Certification (BOC) …

Logan is Proud Partner of DASA, USA Hockey & St. Louis Blues

Logan University is proud to be participating in the 10th Annual USA Hockey Sled Classic hosted by the Disabled Athlete Sports Association (DASA) and the St. Louis Blues and presented by the National Hockey League and USA Hockey. The event will be held Nov. 21-24 at the Centene Community Ice Center in St. Louis – the practice facility and community rink of the St. Louis Blues – and will feature a round-robin format tournament between 35 NHL-affiliated sled hockey teams. Logan will be providing pre-and post-game care for athletes. “While we’ve had an affiliation with DASA for a while, this …

Logan Reaffirms Commitment to Safety and Compliance at Summit

Logan University leadership took another step toward ensuring safety and compliance among all members of the Logan community. Last month, the Logan Paralympic Operations Department and the Logan Diversity & Compliance Department attended the second annual United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee (USOPC) and US Center of SafeSport Summit. This event brings together all of the National Governing Bodies and High Performance Management Organizations in the USOPC organization for the purpose of  ensuring athlete safety and compliance in the Olympic and Paralympic movement. “Athlete safety, just like the safety of its students and patients, is of the upmost importance to …