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 degree in nutrition and fitness, a second bachelor’s degree in dietetics and a master’s degree in health education and promotion.
“I’ve always been fascinated with sports and science and being a strength coach and sports dietitian is the perfect intersection of both these fields. I really feel like I have the best job in the world,” said Ryan.
While working at Mizzou early in his career, Ryan worked alongside multiple doctors from Logan including Pat Ivey, PhD, MEd, RSCC, CSCS, MSCC. Dr. Ivey recommended Ryan to Brittany Ramirez, DC, MS, LAT, ATC, CCSP, program director for Logan’s Master in Strength and Conditioning, to teach a sports and nutrition class, which Ryan quickly agreed to.
“I’ve always wanted to teach, so I jumped at the opportunity to be part of Logan’s strength and conditioning program,” said Ryan. “Joining a team of so many brilliant minds is truly an honor.”
One of Ryan’s favorite parts about Logan is that the instructors all currently work in the field they teach in.
“Every single instructor has such deep experience in sports and science. Being able to put your knowledge to work each day in a real-world setting is so beneficial when sharing that knowledge with students,” explained Ryan. “It’s one thing to memorize charts and information, but it’s another thing to apply this knowledge on the field, on the court, or in the gym.”
In addition to the quality of the program, Ryan praises the genuine people who work for and attend Logan.
“It’s an outstanding program to be part of. I’ve already made so many incredible connections because the faculty really wants to see everyone they meet succeed,” said Ryan. “I got into this field because of my passion for sports and science, but I’ve stayed in this field because of the people I’ve met.”