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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 (HLCand 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 UniversityStudents 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 territoriesPrior 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?
Alabama Yes
Alaska Yes
Arizona Yes
Arkansas Yes
California Yes
Colorado Yes
Connection Yes
Delaware Yes
Florida Yes
Georgia Yes
Guam Unknown
Hawaii Yes
Idaho Yes
Illinois Yes
Indiana Yes
Iowa Yes
Kansas Yes
Kentucky Yes
Louisiana Yes
Maine Yes
Maryland Yes
Massachusetts Yes
Michigan Yes
Minnesota Yes
Mississippi Yes
Missouri Yes
Montana Yes
Nebraska Yes
Nevada Yes
New Hampshire Yes
New Jersey Yes
New Mexico Yes
New York Yes
North Carolin Yes
Ohio Yes
Oklahoma Yes
Oregon Yes
Pennsylvania Yes
Puerto Rico Yes
Rhode Island Yes
South Carolina Yes
South Dakota Yes
Tennessee Yes
Texas Yes
Utah Yes
Vermont Yes
Virgin Islands Yes
Virginia Yes
Washington Yes
West Virginia Yes
Wisconsin Yes
Wyoming Yes

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
Alabama No
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)
Arizona Yes
Arkansas Yes
California Yes
Colorado Yes
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.
• Experience: Nutritionists: Documented work experience of at least 900 hours in human nutrition or human nutrition research. Dietitians: Evidence of Registered Dietitian registration with the Commission on Dietetic Registration or completion of academic requirements for such a credential.
• Examination: Diplomate (DACBN) of the American Clinical Board of Nutrition (ACBN); Certified Nutrition Specialist (CNS) exam of the Board for Certification of Nutrition Specialists (BCNS); Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) exam from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND).

Hawaii Yes
Idaho Yes
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.
• Experience: Completion of at least 900 hours of a dietetic internship or documented, supervised practice experience in dietetics and nutrition services, under the supervision of a certified clinical nutritionist, certified nutrition specialist, diplomate of the American Clinical Board of Nutrition, registered dietitian or a licensed dietitian nutritionist, a State licensed healthcare practitioner, or an individual with a doctoral degree with a major course of study in human nutrition, nutrition education, food and nutrition, dietetics, or food systems management, nutrition, nutrition science, clinical nutrition, applied clinical nutrition, nutrition counseling, nutrition and functional medicine, or nutrition and integrative health.
• Examination: May be or may include examinations given by each of the American Clinical Board of Nutrition, the Certification Board of Nutrition Specialists, the Clinical Nutrition Certification Board, and the Commission on Dietetic Registration, or another examination approved by the Department.

Indiana Yes
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.
Kentucky Yes
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
Massachusetts Yes
Michigan Yes
Minnesota Yes if the CNS exam is passed and supervised practice hours completed
Mississippi No
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
Nebraska No
Nevada Yes
New Hampshire Yes
New Jersey Yes as long as they pass the Certification for Nutrition Specialists exam and they don’t practice medical nutrition therapy
New Mexico Yes
New York Yes
North Carolina Yes but not medical nutrition therapy.
North Dakota No
Ohio No except those who are licensed health care professionals who have nutrition specified in their scope of practice.
Oklahoma Yes
Oregon Yes
Pennsylvania Yes
Puerto Rico No
Rhode Island Yes
South Carolina Yes
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
Texas Yes
Utah Yes
Vermont Yes
Virginia Yes
Washington Yes
West Virginia Yes
Wisconsin Yes
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