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Master’s in Athletic Training Preceptors Q&A: Ruth Young

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Students in Logan University’s Master’s in Athletic Training (MAT) program dive into the day-to-day operations of a variety of athletic training environments through immersive clinical experiences. In fact, MAT students at Logan spend up to 90 percent of their time working directly with athletic trainers in the field. As part of a series of blog posts featuring preceptors for Logan’s MAT program, we sat down with Ruth Young, athletic trainer at St. Dominic High School in O’Fallon, Missouri, to learn more about her career and what athletic training students can expect at her site. Why did you get into the …

Q&A: Dr. Stephen Nickell on the Role of Athletic Trainers in Mental Health

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When considering an athlete’s health, most people tend to think about physical characteristics such as height, weight, speed, strength and endurance; however, mental wellness is every bit as important to an athlete’s ability to perform. According to the American College of Sports Medicine, 30 percent of women and 25 percent of men who are student athletes struggle with a mental health issue while 35 percent of professional athletes suffer from conditions such as disordered eating, burnout, depression and anxiety. We sat down with Stephen Nickell, EdD, MA, ATC, program director for Logan University’s Master’s in Athletic Training (MAT) and Sports …

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 …

Meet the Presenters: Careers in Athletic Training Webinar

Meet the Presenters: Careers in Athletic Training Webinar

Athletic trainers are making a difference in fields ranging from professional sports to the performing arts. Is a career in athletic training right for you? Explore the options in our free, live webinar on Careers in Athletic Training on Wednesday, July 14 at 5 p.m. CST, featuring an interactive panel discussion with the program director and faculty from Logan’s Master’s in Athletic Training program as well as athletic trainers working in the field, including: Curtis M. Wildes, PhD, ATC, CSCS, DO(EU) Adjunct Faculty, Logan University Dr. Wildes brings more than 15 years of expertise in human performance optimization within sports medicine, …

Sports Science & Rehab Grad Beth Bearden Keeps Soldiers in Top Shape

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As a fitness program specialist for the U.S. Army at Fort Carson Military Base in Fort Carson, Colorado, Beth Bearden, MS (’20), CSCS, TSAC-F, CES has taken her career to a new stage – literally. Beth received her Bachelor of Arts in Acting and Directing from the University of Houston and went on to become a musical theatre actor for 15 years. At that time, her acting career started to overlap with her fitness career as she began to make a more concerted effort to learn about fitness and also began to educate and train her fellow actors. “I went …

Dr. Jessica Randolph: Making a Case for Logan’s Master’s in Sports Science & Rehabilitation

Logan’s Master of Science in Sports Science & Rehabilitation degree program was barely off the ground when Jessica Randolph, EdD, MS decided to enroll. Having just earned her undergraduate degree in biology from Carthage College in Kenosha, Wisconsin, and unsure of whether to pursue a master’s degree in nutrition or sports performance, Dr. Randolph came across the new degree offered at Logan. “I was intrigued and willing to take a risk coming into a newly developed program,” she said. “The program seemed to fill the educational gaps that I needed and would offer me the most versatility in my career.” …