Logan Health Informatics Grad Featured on BestColleges.com

June 4, 2019 -- Carlos Fillmann earned his Master of Science Degree in Health Informatics in 2018 from Logan University, where he learned to use technology to improve patient care and health care business practices. He currently works as a telehealth technician with Finger Lakes Community Health in New York.

He was recently interviewed by BestColleges.com to share his experience earning his master’s degree, the transition from school to the workplace, and advice for students considering a degree in health informatics. Read it here.

Logan’s Master’s in Sports Science and Rehabilitation Recognized as One of Best in USA

March 12, 2019 – Logan University’s Master of Science in Sports Science and Rehabilitation program was recognized by OnlineMasters.com as one of the best online master’s in sports medicine programs in the United States for 2019. Logan’s program was ranked No. 11 and was honored specifically as Best in Leadership Training.

OnlineMasters.com analyzed every online Master’s in Sports Medicine program in the nation, considering each program’s academic quality, student success and affordability. It conducted more than 33 hours of research and consulted 13 industry experts, hiring managers, current students and alumni to identify the 17 best programs.

Interested in Logan's Master of Science in Sports Science and Rehabilitation degree program or a career in health sciences? Complete an online inquiry form, and an Admissions Coordinator will be in touch with you. 


Logan's Master's in Nutrition Program Recognized as 9th Best in USA

January 29, 2019 -- Logan University’s Master of Science in Nutrition and Human Performance degree program was recognized by OnlineMasters.com as one of the best online master’s in nutrition programs in the country for 2019. OnlineMasters.com conducted more than 93 hours of research; consulted 36 industry experts, hiring managers, current students and alumni; analyzed every online Master in Nutrition program in the U.S.; and then identified the best 41 programs. Logan was ranked No. 9. 

Logan's curriculum blends research and sound clinical applications, teaching students to analyze diet and health status, assess nutrition deficiencies as well as food allergies, and offer patients evidence-based nutrition and lifestyle recommendations. Within the program, students can choose from three concentrations: Sports & Fitness Nutrition, Nutritional Wellness, and Health Education & Promotion. Graduates find careers in public health programs, education, nutrition and health communication, consulting and nutrition-related businesses in private and public sectors.

Interested in Logan's Master of Science in Nutrition and Human Performance degree program? Complete an online inquiry form, and an Admissions Coordinator will be in touch with you. 


Devon Ackroyd, DC, CSCS

November 5, 2018 -- Devon Ackroyd, DC, CSCS is an advanced practice clinician at Paraquad, a nonprofit that empowers people with disabilities in the St. Louis area. As an athlete, particularly as a Division I collegiate swimmer, Dr. Ackroyd witnessed firsthand how sports medicine and chiropractic could make a difference in an athlete’s overall performance and health. That realization inspired him to seek a career in chiropractic.

Originally from Toronto, Dr. Ackroyd came to the United States on a swimming scholarship to Syracuse University, where he earned his undergraduate degree in biology and met his future wife, who was also a swimmer at the university. After graduating, he moved back to Canada to attend the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, from which he graduated in 2010.

“As an athlete, I understood the value of chiropractic, and I decided it would be a great career fit for me,” he said. He spent the next eight years in private practice in Toronto, working at a sports medicine clinic.

“I enjoyed working in an interdisciplinary environment with physical therapists, chiropractors, surgeons and physiotherapists,” said Dr. Ackroyd. “I learned a lot from the various practices and from the collaborative environment.”

In 2017, Dr. Ackroyd and his wife, a St. Louis native, decided to relocate to St. Louis so their two children could be closer to family. Dr. Ackroyd planned to go into private practice but received an unexpected job offer he could not turn down.

“When I heard about this position at Paraquad, I was intrigued. It was so different and challenging, and I could not pass up the opportunity to bring my experience to this facility,” he said. As the advanced practice clinician at Paraquad, Dr. Ackroyd works with patients to meet their individual goals. “Each patient has a unique set of goals – whether it be to walk with a cane or restore hand movements,” said Dr. Ackroyd. “Creating a strategy tailored to their needs to help them achieve more independence keeps me focused every day.”

His personal philosophy of utilizing evidence-based treatment approaches aligns with Paraquad’s mission of empowering people with disabilities to increase their independence through choice and opportunity. Dr. Ackroyd’s previous experience of working with Paralympic athletes in swimming and wheelchair basketball gave him a glimpse into what this work at Paraquad would entail.

In addition to his clinical duties, Dr. Ackroyd is also enrolled in Logan’s online Sports Science and Rehabilitation master’s program and is teaching a physical rehabilitation class at Logan. Through each of these roles, he looks forward to helping improve the lives of others.

“Working with patients with disabilities and mentoring interns and residents is incredibly rewarding,” Dr. Ackroyd said.

Employee Spotlight: Carlos Fillmann

October 25, 2018 -- On Nov. 1, the Logan community will be wishing Carlos Fillmann farewell as he starts his journey toward a new career path.

Carlos has served as a maintenance and groundskeeper employee for Logan since 2015. In 2016, he enrolled in Logan’s Master of Science in Health Informatics, becoming one of three students in the inaugural class.  Over the last few years, Carlos has managed to balance work at Logan while obtaining his Master’s degree where he has learned to use technology to improve patient care and health care business practices.

Next week, he moves to New York to start his career as a telehealth technician with Finger Lakes Community Health (FLCH). Founded in 1989, FLCH’s original mission was to provide care to the region’s agricultural workers. In 2009, it became a Federally Qualified Health Center, expanding its services to all in the area.

The opportunity wouldn’t have been available to him without Logan’s innovative program, Carlos said. “Although I don’t have the IT experience that roles like this typically look for, Logan gave me a broad understanding of the field,” he noted, adding that he feels the position is a good fit for his skills. “I will be working with video conferencing equipment and getting more training and knowledge on the technical side of telehealth.”

Carlos said FLCH’s history of treating agricultural workers, often through telehealth, resonates with him. “I felt like home there,” he said. “I grew up in Brazil and my grandparents on my mom’s side were farmers. They were far away from a hospital, so getting treatment was hard. It’s something I can relate to and it will be nice playing a role in helping people in a similar situation.”