Chiropractic Science: A Definition
Chiropractic science focuses on the relationship between structure (primarily the spine) and function (as coordinated by the nervous system) and how that relationship affects the preservation and restoration of health. Chiropractic is a health care discipline that emphasizes the inherent recuperative power of the body to heal itself without the use of drugs or surgery.
Doctors of Chiropractic, as primary health care providers, employ the education, knowledge, diagnostic skill and clinical judgment necessary to determine appropriate chiropractic care and management. Doctors of Chiropractic have access to diagnostic procedures and/or referral resources as required or appropriate.
Association of Chiropractic Colleges’ Paradigm
Chiropractic Profession and Education
The care and healing of the sick is an ancient and honorable profession, requiring those who pursue it to have a genuine interest in, and a dedication to, helping others. A career in chiropractic fulfills this basic desire and offers an opportunity for personal growth in understanding the human body.
A Doctor of Chiropractic is a primary health care provider who firmly believes that in every human being there is an innate ability to maintain and regain health in a natural way. A Doctor of Chiropractic’s role is to facilitate this in a manner that is in accord with nature and nature’s laws.
In order to accomplish this objective, a Doctor of Chiropractic must gain expert knowledge of the body through the study of basic sciences, clinical sciences, body mechanics and chiropractic techniques. The Doctor of Chiropractic must be able to evaluate, diagnose and then deliver the proper care so that the body can regain and maintain health.
The curriculum of Logan is directed toward educating the student to have a thorough knowledge of the human body and to become a Doctor of Chiropractic. The student’s understanding of body structure and function develops as the student gains more knowledge of the human body. In the Logan curriculum, science and philosophy complement each other. The student learns how and why chiropractic is effective both from actual experience and practice in the clinic. Throughout the program, students work with chiropractic specialists and other health care professionals.
A chiropractic career is rigorous, and one must fully devote himself or herself to the profession to gain full satisfaction in this career.
Logan College was founded as a not-for-profit organization to provide an intensive and thorough training for the student in chiropractic, including a full knowledge of the structure and function of the human body. Graduating doctors are taught to care for the patient by performing complete physical examinations, making proper diagnoses, providing the necessary chiropractic care, or referring patients to doctors in another discipline when in the best interest of the patient.
Logan College of Chiropractic, Inc., was named for its founder and first president, Hugh B. Logan, DC. Logan enrolled its first class of seven young men and women on September 1, 1935. The College was housed in a converted residence at 4490 Lindell Boulevard in St. Louis’ Central West End area. Five more students joined the class in February 1936, and the College began its early struggle for survival and growth.
By October 1936, Logan College had outgrown its quarters. Dr. Logan surveyed St. Louis County for possible new sites and chose a 17-acre wooded, hilly estate in the northern suburb of Normandy for the college’s new location. Within five years, larger enrollments and the college’s outpatient clinic had made Logan College self-supporting, and expansion continued at a rapid pace. Even during World War II, enrollment at Logan College continued to grow. During the College’s first decade in operation, only one graduate failed to enter and stay in practice.
Dr. Hugh Logan died suddenly in 1944. His son, Dr. Vinton F. Logan, assumed the presidency of the College and under his able guidance, Logan continued its stability. During Dr. Vinton Logan’s tenure as president, a planned group of modern structures for use as clinic buildings to train chiropractic students was added to the campus. One, the HB Logan Memorial, greatly expanded the outpatient clinic and modernized the cafeteria.
In 1958, Carver College of Chiropractic of Oklahoma City merged with Logan. Dr. Willard Carver, one of the great pioneers of the chiropractic profession, had founded Carver Chiropractic College in 1906.
Dr. Vinton Logan died in July 1961 and was replaced as president by William N. Coggins, DC. Dr. Coggins had previously served as Logan’s dean.
In the summer of 1964, Missouri Chiropractic College merged with Logan College. The following year, the Vinton Logan Educational Building, which included classrooms, a library, technique laboratories and an auditorium, was constructed on campus. In 1966, Logan added 40 two-bedroom apartments to the campus.
By the 1970s, the profession of chiropractic as a natural healing method was gaining momentum. Anticipating future growth, the Logan College administration and Board of Trustees began to evaluate the adequacy of the college’s physical plant. At this time, the decision was made to search for a new campus site. In 1972, the college acquired the buildings and grounds of a former Maryknoll seminary on a 112-acre wooded hilltop in Chesterfield, Mo., a western suburb of St. Louis. Logan faculty, staff and students moved to the college’s present location in the summer of 1973. This new campus provided more modern academic facilities and a relaxed atmosphere conductive to learning.
Logan College received provisional accreditation from the Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE) in 1976 and was granted full accreditation in 1978. This accreditation has continued through all subsequent renewals.
After nearly 40 years of association with Logan, President William Coggins, DC, announced his retirement in June 1979. The Board of Trustees selected M.T. Morter, Jr., DC, to assume this position. In April 1980, Beatrice B. Hagen, DC, became interim administrator of Logan and was appointed president on December 6, 1980.
In 1982, the new Logan College of Chiropractic Heath Center was constructed on the south end of the campus and dedicated to Dale C. Montgomery, DC. This 33,000 square-foot facility provides modern diagnostic and therapeutic capabilities and contains areas dedicated to patient care, radiology, laboratory diagnosis, physiologic therapeutics, research, archives and classrooms.
In June 1986, ground breaking for a second new building, the Science and Research Center, took place. Ribbon-cutting ceremonies were held in October 1987 for this 30,000 square-foot, multi-purpose facility located on the northwest part of the campus.
At the end of 1992, Dr. Hagen retired from the college presidency and the Board of Trustees appointed George A. Goodman, DC, FICC, as her successor. Dr. Goodman, a 1968 Logan graduate, came to the presidency with more than 20 years of experience as a chiropractic physician and educator. He had been Logan’s vice president of chiropractic affairs since 1982, leading the college’s legislative relations activities at the state and national levels.
As president since January 1993, Dr. Goodman expanded the vision of the institution educationally, financially, and from a development standpoint. The College has seen a dramatic external improvement in the aesthetics of the campus. Classroom renovation has been significantly improved to enhance educational quality and accommodate increased class sizes.
Corporate and foundation monetary support has been a significant goal realized by Logan College. Logan, as a tuition-driven institution, has achieved debt-free status and formed educational partnerships with public universities to enhance the future of chiropractic education.
Throughout the past decade, Logan became increasingly active in community outreach. Logan now operates free community clinics at the Salvation Army’s Rehabilitation Center on Forest Park Boulevard and at the St. Patrick Center, a Catholic Charities facility located in downtown St. Louis.
The Logan Health Centers also provide services to the general public at several fee-for-service locations. In addition to its on-campus health center in Chesterfield, the College operates satellite health centers in St. Charles, St. Peters and south St. Louis County. At each of these college health care facilities, senior interns of the College provide services under the direction of licensed chiropractic physicians of the college faculty.
In 1987, the North Central Association of College and Schools granted Logan College accreditation. Candidacy status had been previously attained in 1984. In 1992, and again in 2002 and 2012, Logan received the maximum 10-year reaccreditation from this agency.
In 1998, ground was broken for the William M. Harris DC Sports/Wellness Complex. The Sports/Wellness Complex, which opened in October 2000, features a workout center, activity area with air hockey, conference room, lounge area, and the office of the director of sports activities. Outdoor facilities include a basketball court, tennis court, two sand volleyball courts, pavilion, baseball and soccer fields, and a one quarter-mile, asphalt jogging track.
The renovation of the former Maryknoll chapel into a modern Learning Resources Center (LRC) occurred in 2003 and transformed this library into a modern and technologically advanced learning facility while retaining its visually striking historical elements. Visitors now approach the Center through an updated lobby in the William N. Coggins, DC Administration Center. The LRC has been expanded, with 2,000 square-feet of space added to its original 13,440 square footage. The reading room area, which now houses most of the center’s 75 computers for student use, has been expanded for individual study. Behind the marble wall at the rear of the reading room, group study rooms have been constructed. A new distance-learning program studio, to aid technology-driven educational initiatives, was also built.
In October 2005, under an agreement with the US Department of Veterans Affairs, Logan began providing part-time chiropractic clinic services at the VA’s Jefferson Barracks facility in south St. Louis County. The clinic is presently open three days a week for U.S. veterans who receive benefits through the Department of Veterans Affairs. In August 2010, Logan began a program at Scott (Illinois) Air Force Base where college interns provide chiropractic services for military patients.
Also in 2005, Logan’s Board of Trustees took the bold step of committing Logan to the development of the $22.7 million William D. Purser, DC Center and other campus enhancements, the largest capital improvement projects in the school’s 75-year history. Construction of this state-of-the-art education conference center and learning facility was completed in April 2007, along with a much needed second entrance/exit to the campus and a dramatic central plaza area with a magnificent display fountain that has radically changed the look of Logan’s upper campus.
Logan holds its Doctor of Chiropractic graduations three times each year in the Purser Center. The 47,000 square-foot center features a 1,500-person main hall that can be divided into smaller classrooms for lectures and continuing education seminars and is equipped with sophisticated wireless technology to support distance learning. The building lobby is large enough to accommodate postgraduate events, corporate meetings, conference lunches, banquets, wedding receptions, cocktail parties and other community activities. A naturally sloped, outdoor amphitheater at the back of the center seats up to 900 guests for concerts and other presentations.
In late November 2007, Logan demolished its old gymnasium on campus in order to build the Standard Process® Student Center, a modern 6,500 square-foot facility. The $3.5 million project, funded through private donations, was completed and opened in May 2008. This student center includes both recreation and relaxation areas and a new Student Services Offices, which serves as a buffer between these different use areas. It features a mezzanine level with all natural light throughout the space and a cascading waterfall. The center’s amenities include a television lounge, game room, collaborative study tables, research carrels with Internet access, meeting rooms, and vending and snack stands. The student center project also included the renovation of nearby restroom facilities and hallways with updated finishes and new lighting.
In 2010, Logan celebrated its 75th anniversary of continuous operation and in November 2010, broke ground for a new $4.9 million three-story Educational Wing.
In 2011, the Radiology Suites and Hematology/Urinalysis Laboratory were renovated to include digital X-Ray and an X-Ray conference room for an advanced intern radiologic study. The Southfield Health Center, which opened in fall 2011, features a Foot Levelers, Inc. Clinic with 14 patient treatment rooms, a patient intake room, two laser treatment rooms, space for diagnostic imaging and use of electronic medical records. The center also includes a BIOFREEZE® Sports & Rehabilitation Center, the first satellite center to be located off of Logan’s 112-acre main Chesterfield campus that provides athletes of all ages with “hands-on” rehabilitation techniques and injury prevention treatment.
The new 13,000 square-foot Logan Educational Wing, a $4.9 million project completed in spring 2012, is located at the southwest side of the main administration building on the school’s campus. It is a multi-level campus facility featuring a state-of-the-art assessment center on the ground level to enhance student-faculty collaboration with shared clinical observations to assist in developing differential diagnosis. The lower level has the Logan traditional “smart classroom” accommodating 133 students and an adjoining outdoor plaza with a sculptured fountain and benches that provides for comfortable study and a natural gathering place. The second floor houses an admissions/financial aid/career development suite of offices.
The Montgomery Health Center, originally opened in March 1982, was completely renovated in spring 2012 at a cost of $1.4 million. The renovation included a floor-to-ceiling updating of the 13,000 square-foot health facility and the establishment of the Foot Levelers, Inc. Clinic and some remodeling of the BIOFREEZE® Sports & Rehabilitation Center housed there. The Foot Levelers, Inc. Clinic features three new intake/consultation rooms, 17 renovated outpatient treatment rooms, a contemporary lobby waiting room with a 25-foot elliptical reception desk and the Foot Levelers, Inc. Clinic. Additionally within the Foot Levelers, Inc. Clinic, the Logan Student Health Center features an 11-table “open-format” look with five private treatment rooms and two new dressing rooms, including renovated clinicians’ and administrative offices.
In 2012, Logan was notified of its continued accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association (Logan’s regional accrediting body). The Higher Learning Commission set Logan’s next comprehensive evaluation for 2021-2022 with no further Commission follow-up required. The Commission’s approval also expanded Logan’s capacity by permitting distance education delivery of Logan’s Master of Science Degree in Nutrition and Human Performance.
Logan’s ability to provide a contemporary campus and a focused, evidence-based curriculum has contributed to the success the institution and its graduates enjoy today. Over the past years, Logan has invested millions of dollars toward modernization of a contemporary campus and its curriculum with the single focus of providing an improved learning environment for the Logan student.
Through the efforts of faculty, administration, alumni, staff and students, Logan continues to grow and develop as a leading institution for both graduate and chiropractic education.
The convictions of the founder and those who gave of their wisdom and support in the function of Logan College of Chiropractic form the basis for the College’s philosophy of education.
Logan was founded to provide an intensive and thorough training for the student in chiropractic, including a full knowledge of the structure and function of the human body. The graduating doctor is taught to care for the patient by performing complete physical examinations, making a proper diagnosis, providing the necessary chiropractic care, and/or referring the patient to a doctor in another discipline if deemed necessary.
In the field of chiropractic philosophy and technique, it is the desire of Logan to have each student gain an expert knowledge of body mechanics and to become highly proficient in chiropractic technique. The student is taught to normalize the entire spinal structure when possible, thereby providing the best opportunity for the nervous system to function properly. The student is instructed in various procedures of spinal adjusting for the correction of vertebral subluxations. The Logan System of Body Mechanics is emphasized and provides a basis for the coordination of various adjusting procedures. The student is provided with a strong philosophy of what chiropractic procedures can and cannot accomplish through the presentation of chiropractic principles in a coordinated set of classes.
Logan strives to provide the facilities and environment that will produce graduates who are professional men and women interested in rendering valuable health care and service. The high ideal of a life of healthcare service to their community, their country and their profession is instilled in students.
College Organization and Accreditation
Logan College of Chiropractic 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 College and makes it eligible to receive tax-free gifts and bequests according to state and federal laws.
Logan University Inc., dba Logan College of Chiropractic, is accredited as an institution by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools to award the Bachelor of Science Degree in Human Biology, the Bachelor of Science Degree in Life Science, the Master of Science Degree in Sports Science and Rehabilitation, the Master of Science Degree in Nutrition and Human Performance, and the Doctor of Chiropractic Degree. 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 of Logan 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 Logan College of Chiropractic Board of Trustees officially changed the nomenclature of Logan College of Chiropractic to “Logan University,” effective February 5, 2000. The name change does not interfere with Logan College of Chiropractic continuing to be used in all documents, publications, and public communications related to Chiropractic. Logan College of Chiropractic will remain distinct as the principal educational unit. In all marketing and branding, Logan will utilize “Logan College of Chiropractic/University Programs.”
Logan is governed by a Board of Trustees consisting of Doctors of Chiropractic and professionals from other fields. The President of the College is the Chief Administrative Officer, and is supported by an administrative team comprised of the General Counsel, Vice President of Enrollment Management, Vice President of Academic Affairs, Vice President of Administrative Affairs, Chief Financial Officer, Vice President of Chiropractic Affairs, Vice President of Institutional Advancement, Chief Information Officer, Associate Vice President of Public Relations, Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs, Dean of Advising, Dean of University Programs, Dean of Student Services, Dean of Research and Development, and Director of Clinical Care.
Logan is organized through a series of academic, business and auxiliary departments. These provide for efficiency in conducting business matters of the College, 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 the professional abilities of Logan’s students; and (3) participate in research and/or scholarly activity. Many faculty members are also actively involved in service activities through their participation in professional, civic and charitable organizations.
Logan offers students an impressive academic environment in an attractive suburban setting. The Chesterfield campus, which is 30 minutes from downtown St. Louis, is situated on 112 acres of wooded hilltop property. Picnic areas, groves of fruit trees, a scenic walking trail, a cross country course and a stocked lake highlight the tranquility of the natural setting. Parking is abundant throughout the campus.
Logan’s facilities include: administration, faculty and support staff offices; classrooms; technique, science, research and ergonomic laboratories; Learning Resources Center; Health Centers; BIOFREEZE® Center; Foot Levelers, Inc. Clinic; Science and Research Center; William M. Harris, DC Sports/Wellness Complex; William D. Purser, DC Center; Assessment Center; Charlie’s Grab N Go; Standard Process® Student Center; Bookstore; Archives; Cafeteria; and Educational Wing.
Administrative, Faculty and Support Staff Offices
The William N. Coggins Administrative Center houses the offices of the President, the Vice President of Academic Affairs, the Vice President of Enrollment Management, the Vice President of Administrative Affairs, the Chief Financial Officer, the Vice President of Institutional Advancement, the Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs, Dean of University Programs, the General Counsel, the Chief Information Officer, the Office of Academic Affairs, the Office of Institutional Analysis and Assessment, the Office of Admissions, the Office of Financial Aid, the Office of Career Development, the Office of the Registrar, Postdoctoral and Related Professional Education, the Office of Student Services, the Dean of Academic Advising and Academic Coordinator, faculty offices and classrooms, Learning Resources Center, Public Relations, Accounting, the Bursar’s Office, General Support Services, Information Technology Services, Media Production, Human Resources, Alumni Association, Bookstore, Cafeteria, Physical Plant Offices, the Standard Process® Student Center and the Assessment Center.
The Health Center houses the offices of the Director of Clinical Care, Director of Student Health, the Health Center clinicians, Diagnostic Imaging and Laboratory Services, a small archival collection, classrooms and the BIOFREEZE® Sports and Rehabilitation Center.
The Science and Research Center houses the offices of the Dean of Research and the Research Division, faculty offices, anatomy, basic science and chiropractic science laboratories, and a X-ray positioning/physics laboratory.
The William M. Harris, DC Sports/Wellness Complex houses the Sports/Wellness Director.
The William D. Purser, DC Center houses the Director of Purchasing and General Support Services and the Event and Graduation Planner.
The Assessment Center gives students the opportunity to gain valuable clinical experiences throughout their time at Logan. The center is designed to simulate actual clinical encounters for learning and asessments. 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 one another and standardized patients trained to simulate real patients with specific conditions. The multidisciplinary learning environment of Logan’s assessment center will enable students to become more proficient in all areas of patient care as they proceed into and through the Logan health care system.
“Amphitheater style” defines the classroom organization. Each trimester class is assigned to a “home room” classroom for lecture presentation. 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.
Anatomy Laboratory and Amphitheater
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.
This 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.
Radiology Learning Laboratory
This 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.
Technique Demonstration Laboratories
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 Learning Resources Center houses the library, the computer lab and the Distance Learning Hub, and is centrally located on the first floor of the Administration Center. Renovated in 2004, the LRC provides a collection of approximately 14,015 volumes of books, 168 eBooks, 86 individual journal subscriptions, more than 23,655 electronic journals through 32 online databases, and 1,418 items in the media collection. In addition, an outstanding collection of 692 natural and synthetic bones and models, and laminated charts are available. Also included in the collection are publications from state and other chiropractic organizations and associations, and subject files of helpful brochures, booklets and reprints. The Library provides access to over 36 Research Guides that provide research assistance by subjects, from the LRC section of the Logan website.
The library is an active member of the Missouri Bibliographic Information User System (MOBIUS). The network is comprised of more than 60 college and university libraries in the state of Missouri, and provides Internet access to the online catalogs of each of the libraries. Through MOBIUS, Logan students and faculty/staff can borrow books, directly or online, from any of the participating libraries. Additionally, but separate from MOBIUS, an efficient interlibrary loan program offers members of the Logan community access to books, within and beyond Missouri libraries, and photocopies of articles that are not available in the Logan collection. Logan patrons have the capability of checking their library account, placing holds and renewing materials via the online catalog. The catalog is accessible from any Internet computer, on or off campus.
Group and individual study facilities are available, including separate rooms furnished with computers and media equipment. Two rooms are designed to accommodate gross anatomy students and others who wish to utilize the various anatomical models and charts. Also featured is a spacious reading area allowing individuals a location to peruse the current journals issues and read in a more relaxed environment. A variety of electronic databases is available to offer an organized mechanism for research. These databases can be accessed on the LRC computers.
The Computer Lab makes available 82 computer stations, providing Internet access as well as special instructional materials. Stations are distributed throughout both floors of the LRC. The Distance Learning Hub is housed in a separate room of the LRC, and is furnished with state-of-the-art equipment.
The Computer Laboratory is housed in the LRC and makes available more than 80 computer workstations, distributed throughout both floors of the LRC, for use. Both wired and wireless Internet access is provided, as well as a variety of software programs. Some of the software available includes:
- Internet Explorer 8
- Windows Media Player
- Microsoft Word 2007
- Microsoft Excel 2007
- Microsoft PowerPoint 2007
- Nutrition Spreadsheet
- Adobe Acrobat Reader X
Each computer has links to PubMed, Mantis, Index to Chiropractic Literature, EBSCOhost, ChiroWeb, ChiroDirectory, the Library’s online catalog, the journal holdings list and the 3D Anatomy for Chiropractic from Primal Picture. Other selected computers provide access to eConnect and DietMaster Pro. In addition to these applications, the LRC makes available two DVD-Roms that can be played directly from the DVD at the library; they are Primal Pictures Interactive Functional Anatomy and Primal 3D Interactive Series Complete Human Anatomy. High speed printers are available.
Library staff members are available for research assistance.
Electronic Medical Records (EMR) Descriptions
ChiroTouch is practice management EMR software that includes patient notes, scheduling, billing and organization of electronic records.
eConnect by Future Health is EMR and practice management software specifically for chiropractors. eConnect is set up in the computer lab loft area to allow students to practice through a software learning system that includes patient files, clinic set-up, adding new patients, scheduling appointments, adding history and practicing the workflow for patients.
Nutrition Software Description
DietMaster Pro – a professional weight management and nutrition software designed to aid those practicing to become weight management consultants. DietMaster Pro is able to produce Registered Dietitian designed meal plans and grocery lists within minutes, create meal plans from scratch, as well as track weight control goals and produce nutritional assessments.
Anatomy Resource Description
3D Anatomy for Chiropractic from Primal Pictures contains interactive anatomy of the spine plus chiropractic examination with diagnosis, treatment, manipulation and adjustment.
Logan houses a small collection of chiropractic memorabilia, a library of early writings, and yesteryear equipment for the preservation of the profession’s past. The College Archives is an integral part of the LRC, and is located in Room G106.
Logan maintains a large computer lab and provides additional computing resources in the Student Center. In addition, other locations on campus and in the outlying clinics offer computer and high-speed Internet service. The Student Computer Lab is housed in the Learning Resources Center on the first floor of the Administration Building. The lab includes more than 80 networked computers with access to high speed Internet, specialized academic software applications, educational materials, library resources, general productivity software, and access to Self Service and email.
The Media Productions office is located on the north end of the Ground Floor and provides a variety of instructional technology services for faculty, staff and administrative departments.
The Media department provides support for Online and Web-Enhanced courses using BlackboardTM. Logan’s services include: student orientation for online education, faculty training and support, and system administration of Blackboard.
All classroom and media production equipment is acquired and maintained by trained personnel. The Media Production staff maintains and troubleshoots classroom equipment and Purser Center presentation technology. Assistance is offered to faculty and student users of classroom technology. Production services include photography, audio, video, and graphic arts support, as well as assistance in photo scanning, slide and video digitizing, and storage of instructional materials on Flash drives, CDs and DVDs. Commercial services include portraits needed for national examinations and ID applications.
Information on all services and operational procedures is available in the Media Production Office, located in Room G38.
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.
Cafeteria and Charlie’s Grab N’ Go
The Logan Cafeteria is located on the lower level of the administration building and serves breakfast, lunch, and snacks. Microwave ovens, large refrigerators and coin-operated vending machines are located in the Vending Room (G30A) across the hall from the cafeteria. Charlie’s Grab N’ Go and additional vending machines are located within the Standard Process® Student Center on the first floor of the administration building, and sandwiches, beverages and snacks are available for purchase. When classes are in session, the hours of operation for the cafeteria are Monday through Thursday from 6:45 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Friday from 6:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The hours for Charlie’s Grab N’ Go are Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. when classes are in session.
Declining balance meal cards give students a 10 percent discount on all purchases in the cafeteria. These cards can be purchased from the Food Service Consultant staff. Meal cards must be purchased with cash or check, and a deposit of at least $50 must be made into your account at time of setup. Students may add to your balance at any time and use your card for all food and beverage purchases.
Logan’s Educational Wing was finished in summer 2012 and houses the Office of Admissions, Assessment Center, one classroom, the Office of Career Development, and the Office of Financial Aid. The 13,000 square-foot building was dedicated at a special ribbon-cutting event held June 21, 2012, during the school’s annual homecoming. The $4.9 million capital improvement project, which required 13 months from design to construction completion, included renovation of the Montgomery Health Center and the Performance Health BIOFREEZE® Sports & Rehabilitation Center as well as the creation of the Foot Levelers, Inc. Clinic and the Standard Process, Inc.® Courtyard.
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, which is part of Logan’s ongoing effort to both improve and enhance the overall student experience, 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.
The Science and Research Center also provides research consulting and educational services to the local community, as well as collaborators at other institutions including Massachusetts General Teaching Hospital of Harvard in Boston, Saint Louis University, the St. Louis Veteran’s Administration and University of Missouri-Columbia. 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
Logan operates a health center system consisting of both fee for service and charitable clinics. In each student’s last year of study, they begin an internship offering chiropractic care to patients at one of Logan’s four fee-for-service chiropractic health centers. The Montgomery Health Center located on the college’s campus in Chesterfield treats patients in individual treatment rooms, houses the Foot Levelers, Inc. Clinic and the BIOFREEZE® Sports & Rehabilitation Center. The 33,000 square-foot facility is one of the most comprehensive chiropractic teaching clinics in the world.
Three additional fee-for-service health centers are located in St. Charles, St. Peters and south St. Louis County. The Southfield Health Center, located in south St. Louis County, houses the first off-site BIOFREEZE® Sports & Rehabilitation Center.
Additional opportunities for clinic rotations are available through the Community Based Internship Program (CBI) which provides an enhanced clinical education experience for interns at off-campus, privately owned chiropractic clinics. CBI opportunities are available throughout the St. Louis area and through the BIOFREEZE® Sports & Rehabilitation Center.
Logan has a long history of assisting the less fortunate in the St. Louis community. Through the Logan Chiropractic Health Centers, Logan operates several free community health centers. Each of these free health centers is staffed by a Logan clinician who oversees all patient care as well as the student interns who are participating in this unique experience. The ARC Health Center opened in August 1993 and is located in a facility owned and operated by the Salvation Army. It is a resident rehabilitation center for approximately 100 chemically and alcohol dependent adult men who come from a variety of educational backgrounds. The CHIPS Health and Wellness Center assists the underinsured and underserved in the north St. Louis area. Lastly, patients seen at St. Patrick’s Center consist of members of the homeless population who typically live at various charity facilities in the community. The broad range of individuals seen at this location provides a unique, rewarding experience for the interns.
Since October 2005, Logan has operated a clinic at the Veterans Administration Center (VAMC) at Jefferson Barracks, which allows Logan interns to provide care for veterans. In addition, Logan recently established a relationship with Scott Air Force Base (SAFB) located in Illinois, just outside of St. Louis. Interns apply for internships at SAFB and treat the military under the supervision of a licensed doctor of chiropractic. Lastly, free chiropractic care is offered through the four fee-for-serve health centers for all first responders including police officers, emergency medical ambulance technicians and returning military soldiers (since 9/11).
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 Complex. 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).