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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 …

Meet Scott Bird, Strength and Conditioning Field Experience Coordinator

Scott Bird, CSCS, RSCC*E, MSCC, SCCC will oversee the field experience courses in Logan’s new Master of Science in Strength & Conditioning program. These courses offer hands-on opportunities to immerse students in an athletic performance setting such as in private gyms or high school, collegiate and professional athletics. Scott has more than 30 years of experience implementing strength and conditioning programs for multiple sports and has participated in 22 championship and bowl experiences. He has worked at Mizzou, Kansas State University, University of Houston, Texas Tech University and The Ohio State University, among others, and is an NSCA Certified Strength …

Logan University Introduces Master of Science in Strength & Conditioning

High-performing athletes deserve the most qualified, well-rounded athletic performance coaches. With a science-based, evidence-informed curriculum, Logan University will launch a Master of Science in Strength & Conditioning to its award-winning lineup of degree programs, beginning summer 2022. “As an established chiropractic and health sciences university paving the way for collaborative, holistic, integrated care, we’re proud to offer innovative, in-demand programs such as the new Master of Science in Strength and Conditioning,” said Logan University President Clay McDonald, DC (’82), MBA, JD. Logan’s program is industry-driven and developed and led by experienced, active leaders in athletic performance. Upon graduation from this …

Concussion Management: Utilizing Exercise as a Recovery Tool

Dr. Jessica Russell

By Jessica Russell, DAT, MS, ATC, CSCS, Instructor in Logan’s Master’s in Athletic Training Program Fall sports season is fast approaching, and one of the hottest topics we circle back to every year is concussions. From the time I started my career as a certified athletic trainer to present day, many things have changed in how we diagnose and manage concussions in athletes and physically active populations of all ages and levels of competition. One of the most important changes I’ve seen during my time as a practicing clinician is a growing awareness.  Rarely will you hear the term “bell-ringer” …

Interdisciplinary Care for Athletes

By Jude Miller, DC (’11), MS (’11), CCSP, ICSC, CME The journey to becoming a chiropractor has many possible paths, each filled with unique experiences, challenges and rewards. During the educational experience, the ideal scenario would be to explore various settings and populations to work with. While most chiropractors focus on general population, others may choose to focus on functional medicine, pediatrics or working with athletes. Focusing on sports medicine is a very rewarding specialty that allows chiropractors to treat a variety of ages and skill levels. I’ll share my own journey in becoming a sports chiropractor and some of …