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Logan Faculty Member Makes Strides in Athletic Training Career

Curtis Wildes PhD, ATC, CSCS, DO(EU)

According to the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA), over half of working certified athletic trainers choose to enter the field as athletic trainers in secondary or higher education. This is the result of many students now knowing there are currently endless possibilities for the profession, which is growing to become an integral part of several different industries. “Athletic trainers have an opportunity to expand the profession as a whole,” Curtis M. Wildes, PhD, ATC, CSCS, DO(EU)  said. “I hope Logan students see that they can dive into the non-traditional settings available and gain a lot more from those experiences.” As …

New Tracks and Career Opportunities with MS in Health Informatics

Melissa Warren, assistant director of strategic performance at Logan University, never thought she would pursue a master’s degree after earning her undergraduate degree in data analytics. When she heard that Logan added a specialized track in data analytics to its Master of Science in Health Informatics program, however, Melissa knew it was the right choice for her. “I work in the health care education industry, so I need to understand the ins and outs of health informatics and data analytics to be successful,” Melissa said. The Master of Science in Health Informatics (MSHI) is an interdisciplinary, comprehensive graduate degree program …

DHPE Advances Dr. Karen Manitsas’ Career as Assistant Professor and PA

Karen Manitsas, DHPE (’19), MS was among Logan’s first graduating class in the Doctorate of Health Professions Education (DHPE) degree program. Currently a physician assistant (PA) at Stanford Health Care in Palo Alto, California, Dr. Manitsas also serves as an assistant professor at her alma mater, Samuel Merritt University (SMU), in the PA program. There, she teaches medical ethics and evidence-based practice courses and assists students in preparing for their national board exams. After being hired as an assistant professor at SMU, Dr. Manitsas realized her desire to further her own education. She knew she wanted to pursue a doctorate …

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 …

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) …

Students Take Skills from Classroom to Clinic Through Preceptorship Program

When qualified Logan University Doctor of Chiropractic students reach their tenth and final trimester, they have a unique opportunity to gain real-world experience in a clinical environment of their choice through Logan’s Preceptorship Program. “A preceptorship is the final chapter of a student’s time here,” said Jason Goodman, DC (’98), PhD, director of external clinical rotations. “Students get to spend their final trimester working in their dream scenario, whether that is at a pediatric clinic, a family practice or even in a hospital. The sky is truly the limit.” For 15 weeks, 95 percent of Logan’s trimester 10 DC students …