Apr 25, 2018  
2017 Fall Academic Catalog 
2017 Fall Academic Catalog

About Logan



Since 1935, Logan University has remained grounded in chiropractic education, while continuously enriching academic options with degree offerings in health sciences since 2012. We are proud of our continuous quality improvement approach to higher education, our rigorous curriculum, our highly qualified and dedicated faculty, a rich and successful history in set in success throughout the chiropractic profession, our commitment to working with diverse populations, and our dedication to expanding program offerings throughout the health sciences to provide the best and most well rounded education to our students.

Logan University graduates employ a holistic approach to health and wellness to meet the demand for less-invasive, lower-cost treatments and comprehensive care and strive to lead the integrated health care industry. Through an innovative, outcome-based academic curriculum that emphasizes evidence-informed care, diverse clinical immersion opportunities, emerging technology and proved practices, Logan University graduates are trained, confident and prepared for the future.

To learn more about our strong history, view the full interactive history timeline.

University Organization and Accreditation

General Information

Logan University is chartered under a Pro-Forma Decree (1936) by the State of Missouri as a nonprofit educational institution. This provides a tax-exempt status for the University and makes it eligible to receive tax-free gifts and bequests according to state and federal laws.


The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) authorizes Logan University to grant degrees at the bachelor, master, and doctorate levels. Concerns and complaints can be filed at  https://www.hlccommission.org/HLC-Institutions/complaints.html The address of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools-Higher Learning Commission is: 30 N. La Salle St., Suite 2400, Chicago, II 60602-2504, telephone 312- 263-0456.

The Doctor of Chiropractic program  is accredited by the Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE), 8049 N. 85th Way, Scottsdale, AZ 85258- 4321, telephone 480-443-8877. Complaints regarding compliance with the CCE Standards should be addressed to the CCE.

The Missouri Department of Higher Education (MDHE) recognizes university programs from private, not for profit institutions. Any complaint against an institution should begin by going through your institution’s complaint process. Contact your institution to determine how to begin this process http://dhe.mo.gov/contactus.php


Logan is governed by a Board of Trustees consisting of Doctors of Chiropractic and professionals from other fields. The President of the University is the Chief Administrative officer, and is supported by an administrative team comprised of the General Counsel and Vice President of Strategic Performance, Vice President of Enrollment Management, Vice President of Academic Affairs, Chief Financial Officer, Vice President of Chiropractic Affairs and Alumni Relations,  Chief Information Officer and Dean of the Clinics.

Logan is organized through a series of academic, business and auxiliary departments. These provide for efficiency in conducting business matters of the University, the academic education of the students, the clinical internship of the students and the auxiliary activities related to the total campus operation.


Employment as a member of the Logan faculty is a privilege extended to select individuals who are well-qualified and committed to fulfillment of the vision and mission of the institution. Almost all faculty members have earned doctoral degrees in specialized disciplines, and many have completed additional advanced degree or certification education.

The primary objectives of Logan’s faculty members are to: (1) provide quality professional education to Logan’s students; (2) develop their professional abilities of Logan’s students; and (3) participate in scholarship and service.


Logan’s facilities include lecture classrooms, technique classrooms and laboratories.

Building include: William N. Coggins, DC Administration Center, Science and Research Center, William D. Purser, DC Center, Alumni and Friends House and William M. Harris, DC Wellness Center.

Facilities include: Assessment Center, Café, Charlie’s Grab N Go, Dr. Howard F. Loomis Jr. Amphitheatre, Foot Levelers, Inc. Clinic, Howard F. Loomis, Jr., DC Viscero-Somatic Center, Human Performance Center, Learning Resources Center, Montgomery Health Center, Standard Process® Courtyard and Standard Process® Student Center.

Administrative, Faculty and Support Staff Offices

There are eight departmental divisions which include: President, Chief Financial Officer (includes: Physical Plant, Accounting, Bursar, Bookstore, Security and Café), Chief Information Officer (includes: Technology Services, Administrative Computing Services, Education Technology, Media Services and Web-Based Education), General Counsel and Vice President of Strategic Performance (includes: Human Resources), Vice President of Academic Affairs (includes: Assessment Center, College of Chiropractic, Colleges of Health Sciences, Learning Resources Center), Vice President of Chiropractic and Alumni Relations (includes: Postgraduate and Development) and Vice President of Enrollment Management (includes: Admissions, Career Development, Financial Aid, Marketing and Communications, Registrar, Student Affairs and Wellness Center).


Organizational charts can be found here: http://www.logan.edu/about-logan/presidents-cabinet

Assessment Center

The Assessment Center gives students the opportunity to gain valuable clinical experiences throughout their experience at Logan. The Center is designed to simulate an actual clinical encounter for formative and summative assessments. From Trimester 1-10 in the Doctor of Chiropractic Program as well as throughout the master’s degree programs, students will have the opportunity to work with standardized patients trained to present as real patients with specific conditions. The multidisciplinary learning environment of Logan’s assessment center will enable students to become proficient in all areas of patient care before proceeding into the Logan healthcare system.


“Amphitheater style” defines the classroom organization. The various curricular laboratories are scheduled throughout the academic buildings. All classrooms are provided with modern, ergonomic chairs and conference-style tables.

Fifteen advanced technology classrooms have been created that are capable of displaying information through a variety of formats (computer, Internet, DVDs, slides, document camera, transparency and three dimensional objects) from a console located in each of these rooms. Four of these classrooms are equipped with video conferencing technology, permitting multimedia presentations between classrooms, as well as to and from the world beyond the walls of Logan.


The anatomy laboratory is a modern dissection facility furnished with 40 workstations for cadaveric dissection as well as dissection instrumentation. Adjacent to the laboratory is a demonstration amphitheater with seating capacity of 70. The theater is equipped with a modern audiovisual system and a projection area.. The anatomy amphitheater features a state-of-the-art High Definition video demonstration system. The system includes remote camera control with video conferencing capabilities. In addition to its use in the gross anatomy courses, the amphitheater also serves as a venue for spinal anatomy and neuroanatomy laboratories.

The chemistry laboratory can accommodate up to 20 students at independent work stations and has an equipped demonstration area. General chemistry, organic chemistry, and biochemistry laboratories are taught in this facility. Adjoining the laboratory are a stock room and an office space.

The histology/hematology/urinalysis laboratory is utilized by both the Basic Science and Clinical Science Divisions. The laboratory accommodates 48 students at individual work stations and has a suitable demonstration area. The multipurpose laboratory houses a collection of thousands of histology slides. Microscopy demonstration and preparation rooms are integral parts of the laboratory.

The microbiology laboratory is a well-designed area furnished with modern equipment including microscopes, centrifuges and other items. A consultation room, incubation room, preparation room and storage room are attached to the laboratory.

The radiology laboratory maintains a large teaching file of X-ray films and is equipped with a supply of view boxes for individual student study.

Numerous areas on campus are designated and utilized as research laboratories, offices and/or data collection sites. Each area has the facilities, equipment and personnel needed for the conduct of specific investigations consistent with Logan’s research mission. Currently, the three major areas of investigation are institutional studies, faculty studies and senior student research studies.

Two large adjusting laboratories and several smaller laboratories are equipped with special adjusting tables and apparati for core and specialized chiropractic techniques. These laboratories are used for both visual demonstrations and hands-on application. The two large laboratories are equipped with the capability of visual support via two television cameras to monitors on demonstration platforms. Technique Demonstration Labs are in the lower level of the Science Building.

Learning Resources Center (LRC)



The Logan Bookstore is open daily during the school term and carries textbooks, reference books of special interest, supplies, fax service, stamps, snacks, beverages and other miscellaneous items. A complete line of athletic leisure wear is available, along with many items displaying the chiropractic insignia and the Logan logo. Orders can be made by accessing the bookstore’s website.

Educational Wing

Logan’s Educational Wing was finished in summer 2012 and houses the Office of Admissions, Assessment Center, one classroom, and the Office of Financial Aid.

Standard Process® Student Center

The Standard Process® Student Center opened in 2008 and provides space for students to gather and enjoy recreation, grab a healthy snack, check the latest news and sports scores, or just visit with their classmates. The Student Center features a mezzanine level with all natural light throughout the space and a cascading waterfall. Additional amenities include a bank of high definition televisions, a game room, high speed Internet access, collaborative study tables, meeting rooms, and Charlie’s Grab n’ Go for healthy sandwiches, salads and fruits, specialty coffees and a variety of drinks.

Science and Research Center

The Research Laboratory comprises 2,100 square feet of the 33,000 square-foot Science and Research Center. The facility houses a laboratory containing extensive state-of-the-art equipment used by faculty and students in conducting studies of the effects of chiropractic care on relevant physiological parameters. Equipment utilized includes technology for reliable and valid measures of electrophysiology, balance and equilibrium, range of motion, proprioception, pain sensitivity, posture, sympathetic-parasympathetic tone and computer modeling of spinal biomechanics. Studies conducted emphasize the scientific information needs of chiropractic education, research and practice.

Logan’s research faculty provides consulting and mentoring to students, clinic and teaching faculty, field practitioners, and corporate/industrial clients by developing partnerships to conduct innovative research and expand the evidence base for chiropractic care.

Logan Chiropractic Health Centers

Outpatient Health Centers

Montgomery Health Center
Foot Levelers, Inc. Clinic
Located on the Logan campus
1851 Schoettler Road
Chesterfield, MO 63017
(636) 230-1990

Human Performance Center
Located within Montgomery Health Center

Southfield Health Center
5422 Southfield Center
St. Louis, MO 63123
(314) 849-3800

Human Performance Center
Located within Southfield Health Center

Mid Rivers/94 Health Center
6131 Mid Rivers Mall Drive
St. Peters, MO 63304

Human Performance Center
Located within Mid Rivers/94 Health Center

Community Health Centers

2431 N. Grand Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63106
314-652-9231 ext. 10

Myrtle Hilliard Davis Comprehensive Health Center, Inc.
5471 Martin Luther King Drive
St. Louis, MO 63112

5240 Oakland Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63110

St. Louis Veterans Administration Medical Center
Jefferson Barracks Division
1 Jefferson Barracks Dr.
Bldg. #52, Room 2S13
St. Louis, MO 63125
314-652-4100 ext. 66411

William M. Harris, DC Sports Wellness Complex

The William M. Harris, DC Sports Wellness Complex was completed in 2000 and was named in honor of Dr. William M. Harris of Alpharetta, Ga. The late Dr. Harris was president of the Foundation for the Advancement of Chiropractic Education, which has given more than $5,000,000 to chiropractic educational causes. A fund-raising challenge issued by Dr. Harris helped Logan succeed in its campaign to raise funds for construction of the Sports Wellness Center. The facility includes an indoor work-out center, administrative office, conference room, and lounge area. The outdoor area of the complex offers a full-length basketball court, tennis courts, two sand volleyball courts, a picnic pavilion, baseball and soccer fields and a quarter-mile jogging track.

William D. Purser, DC Center

The Purser Center, a learning and business conference center, opened in April 2007 as part of a major addition to campus facilities. The Center houses the Dr. Howard F. Loomis, Jr. Outdoor Amphitheater and the Dr. S. (Syl) G. Walters 900-seat Main Hall Auditorium, the North and South Mabee Halls, each of which seats 300, and a spacious lobby large enough to seat 500 guests at a formal dinner.

The design of the new William D. Purser, DC Center is exceptional, combining modern style with classic beauty. Its form and function make the Purser Center a landmark that serves to promote learning and professional interaction. The Purser Center has garnered a number of awards, both regional and national, to acknowledge the extraordinary vision of those who built it, including a construction management award given by the Construction Management Association of America (CMAA).