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Sports Science & Rehab Student Sets Sights on Opening Training Gym

Master of Science in Sports Science & Rehabilitation student Victoriano Mesa has always been an active person, but it wasn’t until just a few years ago that he started his journey in powerlifting. “Sophomore year of college, I was working out at the rec center and someone asked me if I was on the powerlifting team. I had no idea what that even was,” said Victoriano. “I went to the powerlifting gym for a few weeks and really enjoyed it, so I decided to stick with it and see what I could do.” He didn’t originally plan to lift competitively …

MS-HI Student Ava Anderson’s Findings on Intimate Partner Violence and Telehealth

Ava Anderson is no stranger to technology, having a bachelor’s degree in mechatronics engineering, which combines mechanical, computer and electrical systems. To learn how to integrate that knowledge into the health field, she’s pursuing a Master of Science in Health Informatics (MS-HI) degree at Logan University. As far as her professional career following graduation in April 2022, she is keeping her options open but knows she wants to work in data analytics. Her recent capstone project, for example, focused on analyzing telehealth data as it relates to intimate partner violence (IPV). While IPV has always been an issue, telehealth is …

Pre-Health Club Supports Students Around the Globe as they Pursue Diverse Health Careers

Deciding to pursue a terminal degree can cause stress, anxiety and loneliness. A few Logan students experienced these emotions when applying for medical school. They founded the Pre-Health Club after realizing they could benefit from leaning on one another during this strenuous process. Logan’s first fully virtual organization, the Pre-Health Club was founded in the summer of 2021 to assist students interested in furthering their education after graduating. Emily Hoffman, founding member and current club president, is passionate about helping her fellow students near and far. “Online learning in such rigorous programs can get really lonely since you don’t get …

From Classmates to Friends: MS-HI Students Bond Throughout Online Program

Delphine Nchako, Dr. Deshae Redden, Melissa Warren, Nancy Kirkland

After Melissa Warren, Nancy Kirkland and Delphine Nchako began Logan University’s online Master of Science in Health Informatics (MS-HI) program in January 2020, it didn’t take long for them to realize they needed to lean on one another for support. They started a group text message to ask questions about assignments, coordinated Zoom meetings so they could talk through challenges, and bounced ideas off one another through a discussion board. They included Nafisat Bale in their collaborations when she joined their cohort several months later. “The texts, Zooms and discussion board posts not only motivated us to stay on track …

Dana Risher’s Path from Paramedic to Clinical Exercise Physiologist

Dana Risher has become comfortable caring for the human body after serving as a paramedic for 20 years. However, working 24-hour shifts has made it increasingly difficult for her to continue providing care for her family in their home state of California, so she decided to take the next step in her career. Dana earned her bachelor’s degree in kinesiological sciences from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in the late 90s, and then obtained her certification in sports massage therapy and therapeutic massage. Although she enjoyed her volunteer work providing therapy to Olympic-level cyclers and swimmers, she wanted to …

National Nutrition Month: 20 Health Tips

March is National Nutrition Month

National Nutrition Month® is an annual campaign created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. During the month of March, everyone is invited to learn about making informed food choices and developing healthful eating and physical activity habits. At Logan University, we also believe in the power of nutrition. Our Master of Science in Nutrition & Human Performance and Master of Science in Applied Nutrition & Dietetics programs prepare students for careers in nutrition in which they will promote natural good health, treat and even prevent disease and help others live life to the fullest. Check out 20 food, nutrition …