Professional Licensure Disclosure
In compliance with the U.S. Department of Education (USDE), Logan University provides information about professional licensure and certification for relevant programs. Logan University is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and recognized by the USDE as a Title IV approved institution. The HLC is recognized as an accreditation organization by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) and the USDE.
Enrolled and prospective students should refer to the information below to determine if program requirements meet licensure/certification requirements in a given state. Additionally, interested parties can contact licensing boards directly to determine if a Logan program meets licensure/certification requirements.
It is important to note that requirements for licensure/certification are subject to change. Logan University monitors jurisdictional requirements however, we strongly recommend that students check with state boards before and during enrollment to confirm that they understand and will meet the requirements for licensure/certification for specific programs and jurisdictions.
For individual professional licensure disclosures, student location is determined by the active local address on file with Logan University. Students are encouraged to update their local address as necessary.
Doctor of Chiropractic
Logan University’s doctor of chiropractic program (DCP) is accredited by the Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE). The DCP is designed to meet the educational requirements for licensure in Missouri, as well as other states and territories. Prior to enrollment, prospective students should review licensure and pre-chiropractic education requirements of the states/territories in which they intend to practice.
The Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards (FCLB) provides information about state licensure and pre-chiropractic education requirements:
The table below indicates if:
- the DCP meets the educational requirements for licensure,
- the DCP does not meet the educational requirements for licensure, or
- it is not determined that the DCP meets the educational requirements for licensure
It is important to note that states and territories may not recognize educational programs from other states and territories in the same manner. Therefore, if it is identified that it is not determined that the program meets the educational requirements for licensure, it may, in fact, meet all or a portion of the educational requirements. In such cases, students should contact the licensing agency directly for confirmation.
Additionally, since the requirements of states and territories can change, students enrolled in Logan’s DCP should regularly check licensure requirements to ensure ongoing eligibility in the jurisdictions in which they intend to practice.
Chiropractic Practice Eligibility by State
|State/Territory||Logan DCP Meets Educational Requirements for Chiropractic Licensure?|
Master of Science in Nutrition & Human Performance
Logan University’s Master of Science in Nutrition and Human Performance provides students with the foundational knowledge to work in a variety of health care settings including fitness centers, wellness centers, food service facilities, community facilities and research to name a few. Students are prepared to help individuals prevent disease, optimize their performance, identify and/ or prevent nutrient deficiencies and live their fullest life. The scope of practice and ability to use the title “Nutritionist” varies from state to state.
Nutritional Practice by State
Professional Licensure Disclosure State by State
To see a detailed outline of the requirements for each state go to the following website: Advocate | American Nutrition Association (theana.org)
The following is an indication of whether or not Logan’s MSNHP Program meets the requirements to practice nutrition in each state. Please note the MSAND program followed by passing the national registration examination for dietitians allows one to practice in all 50 states.
|State/Territory||Nutritional Practice by State|
|Alaska||Yes. To be called a nutritionist however, the student has to obtain 900 hours of supervised practice OR take the Diplomate (DACBN) of the American Clinical Board of Nutrition (ACBN) or Certified Nutrition Specialist (CNS) exam of the Board for Certification of Nutrition Specialists (BCNS). Dietitians: The Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) exam from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND)|
|Connection||Yes if the student then takes the Certified Nutrition Specialist Examination they can use the title nutritionist; supervised practice hours are not required|
|Delaware||Yes but then the student has to obtain 900 hours of supervised practice and take the Certified Nutrition Specialist (CNS) examination of the Board for Certification of Nutrition Specialists (BCNS), the Registered Dietitian (RD) examination established by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR), or another national examination acceptable to the Board and approved by the Director of the Division of Professional Regulation. This law does not apply to other licensed professionals; those conducting lifestyle coaching; those providing therapeutic nutrition care as part of a religious or spiritual practice.|
|District of Columbia||Yes but then the student has to obtain 900 hours of supervised practice and take theBoard for Certification of Nutrition Specialists (BCNS) Certified Nutrition Specialist (CNS) exam or Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) Registered Dietitian (RD) exam.|
|Florida||Yes but not medical nutrition therapy.|
|Georgia||Yes. Georgia licenses dietitians under an exclusive scope of practice model. But, individuals with a masters degree or higher in human nutrition, food and nutrition, dietetics, food systems management or nutrition education or who have a doctorate in nutritional biochemistry are exempt from the law and may provide nutrition services without a license.|
|Guam||Yes. An individual must however obtain licensure. Licensure can be obtained via the following routes:
• Academic: Nutritionists: Evidence of certification as a Certified Nutrition Specialist by the Board for Certification of Nutrition Specialists or as a Diplomate of the American Clinical Board of Nutrition, or a master’s or doctoral degree from an accredited institution with a major in human nutrition, public health nutrition, clinical nutrition, nutrition education, community nutrition, or food and nutrition. Dietitians: Evidence of Registered Dietitian registration with the Commission on Dietetic Registration.
|Illinois||Yes as long as licensure is obtained which can be done via the following routes:
• Academic: Bachelor’s or higher degree from a regionally accredited institution in human nutrition, foods and nutrition, dietetics, food systems management, nutrition education, nutrition, nutrition science, clinical nutrition, applied clinical nutrition, nutrition counseling, nutrition and functional medicine, nutrition and integrative health, or an equivalent major course of study as recommended by the Board.
|Iowa||No but licensed physicians and surgeons, nurses, chiropractors, dentists, dental hygienists, pharmacists or physical therapists who make dietetic or nutritional assessments, or give dietetic or nutritional advice in the normal practice of their profession or as otherwise authorized by law are exempt from the licensure law.|
|Kansas||No except licensed healing arts practitioners or those providing therapeutic nutrition care as part of a religious or spiritual practice.|
|Louisiana||Yes but it must be made clear that the practitioner is not licensed.|
|Maine||No except for those practicing complementary or alternative medicine. See website attached for details.|
|Maryland||Yes if the CNS exam is passed and supervised practice hours completed|
|Minnesota||Yes if the CNS exam is passed and supervised practice hours completed|
|Missouri||No unless nutrition is part of the scope of practice for the practitioner such as physicians and surgeons, nurses, chiropractors, dentists, dental hygienists, pharmacists or physical therapists|
|Montana||No unless nutrition is part of the scope of practice for the practitioner such as physicians and surgeons, nurses, chiropractors, dentists, dental hygienists, pharmacists or physical therapists|
|New Jersey||Yes as long as they pass the Certification for Nutrition Specialists exam and they don’t practice medical nutrition therapy|
|North Carolina||Yes but not medical nutrition therapy.|
|Ohio||No except those who are licensed health care professionals who have nutrition specified in their scope of practice.|
|South Dakota||No unless nutrition is included in the scope of practice such as physicians and surgeons, nurses, chiropractors, dentists, dental hygienists, pharmacists or physical therapists|
|Tennessee||No unless nutrition is included in the scope of practice such as physicians and surgeons, nurses, chiropractors, dentists, dental hygienists, pharmacists or physical therapists|
|Wyoming||No except licensed health care professionals who have nutrition specified in their scope of practice|
Master of Science in Applied Nutrition & Dietetics
The Master of Science in Applied Nutrition and Dietetics is nationally Accredited through the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND). ACEND ensures programs meet the requirements to prepare dietetics students to practice as Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RDN’s) in any state in the U.S. Once Registered, Dietitians can practice medical nutrition therapy in the clinical setting. They work with individuals with a variety of disease states to manage their symptoms using the nutrition care process. They may also practice in nursing homes, dialysis centers, schools, as food service managers and colleges to name a few