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Jordan Forget, MS (’21), Scores Big with the Dallas Mavericks

After graduating Logan University’s Master of Science in Sports Science and Rehabilitation (MS-SSR) program in 2021, Jordan Forget landed his dream job as an assistant strength and conditioning coach for the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks. “I was never the best student, but I found a deep interest in sports science and rehabilitation,” said Jordan. “Before long I knew I had found the right career.” Jordan received his Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from the University of Massachusetts Amherst before pursuing his MS-SSR degree from Logan. “COVID-19 made getting a master’s degree a bit more challenging,” said Jordan. “But luckily I found …

Logan Partners with St. Louis Area Community Colleges to Benefit Human Biology Students

St. Louis Community College (STLCC) and St. Charles Community College (SCC) students who earn an Associate of Science in Biology can transfer seamlessly into Logan University’s Bachelor of Science in Human Biology program thanks to new articulation agreements between the institutions. These collaborations mark the first time STLCC, SCC and Logan have partnered on an articulation agreement. Logan’s Bachelor of Science in Human Biology (BSHB) is a highly ranked, fully online degree ideal for students who prefer an affordable, fast-track program they can complete in less than two years. Atanas Ignatov, PhD, MS, program director of basic science, said Logan …

New MS-SC Instructor Ryan Jackson Brings Over a Decade of Experience to the Program

Ryan Jackson, RD/LD, CSCS, SCCC, has spent over a decade working in collegiate athletic departments all over the country. Specializing in strength and conditioning, as well as nutrition and dietetics, Ryan currently serves as Associate Director of Football Human Performance/Nutrition at Texas Christian University. Ryan is the newest addition to the team of instructors for Logan’s Master of Science in Strength and Conditioning program. Ryan is a registered and licensed dietitian, certified strength and conditioning specialist, strength and conditioning coach certified, and is Flex Diet certified. Ryan attended the University of Missouri in Columbia, Missouri, (Mizzou) and earned a bachelor’s …

MSHI Grad Julia Dickey Used Capstone Project to Help Those with Anxiety

Logan Grad Julia Dickey

Julia Dickey, MS (‘22) felt inspired during her Science in Health Informatics (MSHI) capstone project to research ways to help those suffering from anxiety. Because helping others is something Julia has always been passionate about, she became a nurse in 1995. After many years of experience, she decided to take time off to raise her children. Julia is planning to re-enter the workforce now that her youngest son has left for college. The capstone project topic was born out of a passion in technology. “One of my boys is really into technology, so I have gained a lot of technological knowledge …

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 …