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Lifelong Athlete Fuels Passion for Sports Science with Logan’s Strength & Conditioning Degree

Master of Science in Strength and Conditioning (MS-SC) student Logan Radik’s interest in sports science began during his time as a collegiate wrestler at Maryville University in Chesterfield, Missouri.

After he graduated, he wanted to keep competing in some type of sport.

“I stumbled upon the USA Bobsled Combine and decided to try out for the team,” Logan said. “I needed to train in order to do so, and my strength coach from Maryville agreed to train me. It was during this time that I really fell in love with the science of working out.”

Logan decided he wanted to further his education with a master’s degree. In what turned out to be a truly serendipitous moment, Logan University had just announced the launch of the MS-SC program.

“I did look at a few other master’s programs, but nothing else seemed to compare,” said Logan. “Plus, my strength coach was really impressed by the high caliber professors teaching in the program.”

Logan knew he didn’t need to look any further. He enrolled and started classes as part of the inaugural cohort in May 2022.

“I love that I get to use what I’m learning in real time in my full-time job as a strength coach at the Central Institute for Human Performance,” Logan said. “It’s great that I don’t have to wait until I graduate to put my new knowledge to work for my clients.”

With his full-time job, Logan has especially enjoyed the flexibility of the completely online degree program. He’s also been so interested in the nutrition courses he’s taken that he’s considering enrolling in Logan’s Master of Science in Nutrition and Human Performance program.

“I’m set to graduate in April of 2023 and will take the exam to become a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist,” said Logan. “I really want to work with athletes in some form, so I’m excited to see where my degree and my future takes me.”