Logan Residents Pass Sports & Rehab Exams

August 5, 2019 -- Congratulations to two Logan Sports & Rehabilitation residents who passed the most recent round of sports chiropractic certification exams.

Cami Stastny, DC, MS, CCSP successfully passed the written portion of her Diplomate of American Board of Chiropractic Sports Physicians (DACBSP®) exam, and Leslie Reece, DC successfully passed the Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician (CCSP®)exam.

Logan Resident Director and Clinician Melissa Engelson, DC, MS, CSCS, DACBSP, ICCSP said this recognition represents a significant achievement in the journey of successful Sports & Rehabilitation residents. 


Dr. Brett Winchester Authors Article for SportsMD.com

May 31, 2019 -- Brett Winchester, DC, instructor at Logan University and consultant for several Major League Baseball teams, authored in article on SportsMD.com on a current epidemic in baseball – Ulnar Collateral Ligament (UCL) injuries – and the importance of biomechanics in baseball pitching.

Read his article on SportsMD.com

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. 

New Program Directors Set Sights on Elevating Health Sciences Degrees

September 5, 2018 -- Logan University's College of Health Sciences recently hired new directors for two of its online master’s degree programs: Stephen Nickell, EdD, MA, ATC, program director of Master of Science in Sports and Rehabilitation, and Theresa DeLorenzo, DCN, RD, program director of Master of Science in Nutrition and Human Performance. 

Tell us about yourself and your professional experience.

Dr. Stephen Nickell: I graduated with my bachelor’s degree in athletic training from Ohio University in 1999, then earned my master’s degree from Rider University in New Jersey in 2001. I completed my doctorate at the University of Missouri in July 2017. For the past six years, I have been the athletic training program director at Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau. Prior to that, I was the program director of athletic training and sports science for Urbana University in Urbana, Ohio, and before that I was a clinical athletic trainer for a school district in Ohio.

Dr. Theresa DeLorenzo: I have taught in higher education for five years. Most recently, I taught in the undergraduate and graduate dietetics programs at State University of New York Oneonta. While there, I was also the director of the master’s program in dietetics as well as the dietetics internship. Prior to that, I was a clinical dietician in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at Albany Medical Center―the first dietician involved in the unit.

Tell us about your role as program director.

SN: I oversee the curriculum for the sports and rehab program, which means designing it, maintaining course descriptions and syllabi, and hiring and evaluating the professors who teach those courses. I collect and analyze data and outcomes from students on whether they met the program’s goals and success metrics. I also develop new courses and new curriculum related to the program, and I can potentially oversee the creation of a new program.

TD: I oversee all three of the nutrition concentrations within the degree program. I work closely with the faculty to make sure the courses are streamlined so that they’re easy to navigate and are up to date to ensure students receive the best education possible. I also help students figure out next steps for their career based on their interests and the knowledge they’ve gained at Logan. Additionally, I develop new courses, train new faculty and recruit new students, and I’m currently working on a new track to add to the program.

What are your goals for this role and this program?

SN: I’d like to see the introduction of an in-person, on-campus undergraduate program related to the master’s in sports and rehab program. I would also like to expand the current program and curriculum, and get more students aware of and enrolled in the program.  

I have a deep interest in interprofessional medical care, so I am excited to work with the College of Chiropractic and other programs within the College of Health Sciences to incorporate more interprofessional education and work opportunities for our students. Doing so would continue to help the University set itself apart.

TD: My goals are to continue to grow the program, to maintain quality courses and offer more tracks that appeal to students. We are continuously striving to elevate the courses and elevate the knowledge students gain through the program so that they are well prepared to work as leaders in the field of nutrition. 


Logan Sports Rehab Graduate Provides Strength and Conditioning Support for Iowa Wild Hockey Team

Gary Bowman, DC always assumed he’d end up playing professional hockey. What he didn’t expect was a career in hockey that, for the most part, keeps him off the ice.

“I was waiting to see if there were any opportunities to play hockey at the collegiate level when I learned that my assistant coach for the junior hockey team St. Louis Sting, Mike Murphy, DC, was working with a number of St. Louis Blues hockey players,” he said. “That was my “a-ha” moment. I could still be a part of the game by helping hockey players achieve greatness.”

An opportunity to play hockey in college brought Dr. Bowman to upstate New York where he enrolled at State University of New York at Oswego. With his mind set on chiropractic, he worked toward a degree in wellness management/health science while fulfilling prerequisites for a chiropractic degree.

From Palmer College of Chiropractic for his Doctor of Chiropractic degree to clinical practice in the suburbs of Chicago, Dr. Bowman eventually found his way back to Iowa, eager to continue his education once more and fine tune his patient care skills. Logan’s Master’s in Sports Science and Rehabilitation helped fill that desire. 

“Once I decided to go for my master’s, rather than a diplomate, Logan was the obvious choice,” he said. “Other degree programs didn’t have that added value that Logan offers, such as opportunities to learn about nutrition and to work in collaborative health care environments.”

In 2014, Dr. Bowman was offered a position with the Iowa Wild, a member of the American Hockey League. Today, he provides strength and conditioning support as well as team training to boost players’ athletic performance.

“When the NHL pulls up guys from the farm program, our guys have to be ready to go,” Dr. Bowman said. “Knowing the sport as well as I do, I know how to help the players get back into the line-up where they should be. We try to provide a seamless transition between the two organizations and the NHL has a true appreciation for what we are doing here."

“I never expected to enjoy my job as much as I do, but this is what I’ve been chasing my whole life.”

On Her Mark: Jenea McCammon Makes Running and Logan Her Top Goals

There is no better feeling than crossing the finish line. For track and field star Jenea McCammon, that finish line takes many forms.

Jenea (pronounced Jen-aye) represents Guyana on its national track and field team. Currently, she has two goals: training to make the 2017 World Championships team and attending Logan University to become an athletic trainer for Guyana’s Olympic team and eventually open her own sports rehabilitation clinic.

Running is in Jenea’s blood, as many members of her family ran competitively. Her grandmother even ran the same event Jenea does: hurdles. A breakout athlete during her undergraduate career at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, Jenea began competing for Guyana’s national team in 2014.

Her first competition in the Guyanese uniform was the 2015 Pan American Games in Canada. Since then, she secured two national records in the women’s 100-meter and 400-meter hurdles. She continued her training in hopes to secure a spot on the 2016 Guyanese Olympic team, however, she finished .53 seconds short of her goal.

In addition to the experiences she’s gained as an athlete, being a member of Guyana’s national team has opened Jenea’s eyes to the other side of the track and has inspired her to overcome her next hurdle. “Unfortunately, Guyana is a country that does not have much,” Jenea explains. “We have a designated trainer for our ‘big competitions’ such as the Olympics. I want to be their go-to person for those competitions. It would also be special to me because that is the country that I have represented and still represent for multiple years.”

After graduating with a bachelor’s degree in sports science and fitness management with a concentration in physical therapy, Jenea knew she wanted to work in a sports related rehabilitation career. That’s when, with counsel from her mother, she decided to pursue a master’s degree and discovered Logan by researching online programs.

“I looked up all of the master’s-level programs Logan had to offer and I found the one that fit what I was looking for,” she says of the Master’s of Science in Sports Science and Rehabilitation degree. “With the busy schedule I have, I quickly realized that an online education would be best for me.”

Jenea is currently living in Atlanta and enjoying her first trimester as a Logan student. Her Logan education will give her a distinctive edge in succeeding to be an athletic trainer. “[The curriculum] is enhancing what I already know from competing for so many years and having so much involvement with the human body,” she says.

She credits her coach, Paris Simmons, with helping her achieve success in track, and her parents with inspiring her to remain focused on her educational goals. In the personal essay she submitted when applying to Logan, she stated: “[My parents] understood the true meaning of working hard for what they wanted in life. [They] raised my older sister and I to have the same work ethic they possessed, if not more. As I got older, I realized this is where my ambition derived from. I can now say my ambition is one of my many strengths in life.” 

As she continues with her education, Jenea said there is one thing she is looking forward to the most as a student at Logan: “Visiting the campus! I can’t wait to plan a trip. It will be my first time in Missouri.”

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