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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.” …

A Chiropractic Touchdown: Logan Alumnus Dr. Ben Johnson Treats Tennessee Titans

Dr. Ben Johnson, Team Chiropractor for the Tennessee Titans, stands outside of Nissan Stadium

A sea of silver and blue engulfs Nissan Stadium in Nashville, Tennessee. The smell of freshly cut grass fills the air. While on-field warm-ups take place, sideline reporters give pre-game updates. Coaches review playbooks. Referees prepare for the coin toss. In the locker room, Ben Johnson, DC (’11), MS (’11), ICCSP adjusts the world’s best football players to ensure they are at peak mobility for the many hits they will soon dodge. It’s game day. Or for Dr. Johnson, it’s a typical Sunday as the team chiropractor for the Tennessee Titans of the National Football League (NFL). Dr. Johnson evaluates …

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) …