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MS-SSR Student’s Journey From Pre-Med to Pro Baseball

Chase Gibson

“You hear stories about people changing their career path in the final semester and I always thought they were crazy, but that ended up being me.” Chase Gibson spent his whole life wanting to be a doctor and go to medical school, but when the time came, he wasn’t so sure. “I started to come to terms with what it meant to go to medical school and wasn’t sure I really wanted to do it,”  Chase said. “So, I went a different route.” A collegiate baseball player at both William Woods University in Fulton, Missouri and Carthage College in Kenosha, …

Logan’s Climbing Club Reaches New Heights at So iLL Showdown

Captains and founding members of Logan University’s Climbing Club, trimester 6 doctor of chiropractic students Luke Vanover and Nick Reese, recently participated in one of the biggest climbing competitions in the Midwest. At the Climb So iLL Showdown on October 22, 2022, Luke earned 12th place and Nick earned 13th place out of the 32 people who participated in their division. “It was a very unique competition. Each climber had three hours to complete five of their toughest routes, and there were some unique and challenging boulders neither Nick nor myself had experienced before,” said Luke. “Afterwards, I had the …

Dr. Devon Ackroyd Scores Big Serving the United States Women’s National Ice Hockey Team

Devon Ackroyd, DC, MS, DACBSP®, Cert. MDT, assistant professor and faculty clinician for Montgomery Health Center, recently served on the medical staff for the United States women’s national ice hockey team. Dr. Ackroyd traveled to Herning, Denmark, where he spent about three weeks treating some of the most elite female athletes in the sport of hockey during the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) Women’s Hockey World Championships. “It was truly an incredible experience. Being surround by the top talent level in the world in women’s hockey was awesome,” Dr. Ackroyd said. “These women are unbelievably determined and competitive.” Before this …

Logan Faculty Organizes and Coordinates 2022 Warrior Games

The 2022 Department of Defense Warrior Games, hosted by the U.S. Army’s Training and Doctrine Command, took place August 19-28, 2022, at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World Resort. Nearly 300 athletes from across the globe representing the U.S. military and ally nations participated in this event. Now in its twelfth year, the Warrior Games celebrate the resiliency and dedication of wounded, ill and injured active-duty and veteran U.S. military service members. Athletes compete in adaptive sports like wheelchair basketball, cycling, indoor rowing, wheelchair rugby, sitting volleyball and – as of just a few years …

How to Become a Strength and Conditioning Coach

At Logan University, we know high-performing athletes deserve the most qualified, well-rounded athletic performance coaches. With a science-based, evidence-informed curriculum, our Master of Science in Strength and Conditioning is an industry-driven program developed and led by experienced, active leaders in athletic performance. What’s required for acceptance into Logan’s strength and conditioning program? Applicants must meet the following criteria: A baccalaureate degree or higher from an institution that is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. A minimum GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale in a qualifying bachelor’s degree. Submission of official transcripts. …

Logan University Establishes Dr. Ken Leistner Memorial Scholarship

In honor of the late Kenneth Evan Leistner, DC (’80), world-renowned chiropractor and strength and fitness coach—“Dr. Ken” to those who knew him—Logan University has established the Dr. Ken Leistner Memorial Scholarship, which will award $1,000 to one strength and conditioning student every trimester. Logan’s Master of Science in Strength & Conditioning will launch in summer 2022 with a science-based, evidence-informed curriculum developed and led by experienced, active leaders in athletic performance. Over five decades, Dr. Ken pioneered a unique brand of high-intensity training, worked and consulted with celebrities and professional athletes, and was a prolific writer and expert in …