The Postgraduate Department’s mission is to provide the highest quality continuing chiropractic education, certificate and certification programs designed to meet the continuing education needs for license renewal of the various boards and regulatory agencies throughout the United States and Canada; and to enhance the doctor’s skills in all areas of chiropractic practice including diagnosis, treatment, compliance and business.
The Logan Postgraduate and Related Professional Education Department was established to serve the educational needs of chiropractic physicians and paraprofessional personnel.
Guided by the institutional objectives on continuing education, the Department presents offerings designed to enhance the clinical skills of the chiropractor, lead the practitioner to specialty status and maintain a high level of awareness relative to the practice of chiropractic.
Continuing education is part of the licensing processes in the majority of states. Special educational programs are developed by the Department to meet these needs.
You may contact the Postgraduate and Related Professional Education Department by calling (636) 227-2100 or (800) 842-3234, or by faxing (636) 207-2400.
The objectives of the Department are:
- To present seminars that focus the training of the Doctor of Chiropractic in an area of specialty.
- To develop and present programs to advance the clinical skills of the Doctor of Chiropractic.
- To coordinate residency programs on a graduate level in specialized areas of clinical study.
- To provide Chiropractic Assistant (CA) training.
The Vice President of Chiropractic Affairs, who directs the Postgraduate and Related Professional Education under the supervision of the President of the College, has the authority to manage the operation of the Department.
Records and Financial Management
There is a detailed system of records for each course presented to include matriculation, attendance, grade (if applicable) and financial management.
The postgraduate faculty possesses the same academic qualifications as the faculty in the professional degree program. All appointees have appropriate degrees, experience, and qualifications commensurate with the requirements of a specific offering. Information regarding appointment to the postdoctoral and related professional education faculty may be obtained from the Department.
All matriculants must meet the prerequisites for the course. Graduates from all accredited first professional degree health provider institutions, faculty members, and students of chiropractic colleges may attend the courses.
The curricula for the following types of programs have been developed and are presented in selected locations on an extension basis.
- Advanced Acupuncture
- Advanced Clinical Nutrition
- Basic Acupuncture
- Certified Chiropractic Posture Therapy Specialist
- Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician® (CCSP)
- Chiropractic Nutrition Specialist
- Chiropractic Craniopathy
- Chiropractic Pediatrics
- Extremity Adjusting
- Insurance Consultant/Peer Review
- Internal Health Specialist
- Low Level Laser Therapy
- Whole Food Nutrition
Continuing Education Seminars
Continuing education seminars are developed to provide the Doctor of Chiropractic with the knowledge to update diagnostic acumen, clinical judgment, and other skills to maintain professional competence.
Related Professional Education
Chiropractic Assistant Program
The Chiropractic Assistant Program offers the student an opportunity to develop the skills, understanding, and proficiency necessary to perform many of the daily responsibilities of the Chiropractic Assistant. The program includes:
- Anatomy and Physiology
- Basic X-ray Proficiency
- Clinical Training
- CPR Training
- General Office Procedures
- Laboratory Procedures
- Legal Issues
- Physiological Therapeutics
These modules can also be taken as stand-alone programs, which allow students to begin the program with any given module or choose specific sessions.
Diagnostic Imaging Residency and Fellowship
Since 1980, there has been a program of organized study in the field of diagnostic imaging at Logan. The residency program is a three-year on-campus academic program available to Doctor of Chiropractic following successful selection by the Residency Committee. Upon completion of the program requirements, the resident is eligible to sit for an examination given by the American Chiropractic Board of Radiology. Passage of the examination certifies the doctor as a Diplomate of the American Chiropractic Board of Radiology (DACBR).
Chiropractic diagnostic imaging is a referral specialty, providing consultation services at the request of other physicians. Radiologists supervise and interpret routine radiology as well as complex imaging procedures. They advise referring physicians on the necessity and appropriateness of radiology services. They also provide assistance in clinical decision making with regard to maximum benefit and yield of procedure information to the patient.
The Diagnostic Imaging Fellowship is a comprehensive academic and clinical training program covering the full continuum of diagnostic imaging. The program incorporates core training as well as research opportunities for an optimal training experience over a two-year period. Completion of the program prepares chiropractic radiologists for a career in private practice, academics, or research.
The fellowship has an important role in clinical and radiological chiropractic education and provides one-on-one training to develop the skills essential for in the performance and interpretation of all diagnostic imaging studies. The goal is to develop a high level of competence as chiropractic physicians who are able to practice independently and who will dedicate themselves to the delivery of quality chiropractic health care throughout their careers.
The program provides a comprehensive training experience in the full range of diagnostic imaging under expert faculty supervision, including plane film, MRI, CT, radionuclide bone imaging, and diagnostic ultrasound. The emphasis of the residency is on general diagnostic imaging, but with a comprehensive subspecialty training focus in all areas of musculoskeletal radiology, particularly in musculoskeletal ultrasound.
Sports Science and Rehabilitation Residency
The Residency Program in Sports Science and Rehabilitation is a two-year program designed to combine contemporary educational advancements in sports and injury management with the clinical demands of being a sports chiropractic physician.
During the first year, a junior resident completes 12 objective packets that coincide with the objectives of the Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician (CCSP) program. While completing these packets, the resident is also required to complete coursework in the Master of Science Degree in Sports Science and Rehabilitation. A junior resident is responsible for staffing and managing the Clinical Red Badge training program and providing clinical oversight in the BIOFREEZE® Center in the Montgomery Health Center on the Logan campus. At the completion of the first year, a junior resident must take and pass the CCSP examination in order to advance to a senior resident position.
The focus of a senior resident is clinical oversight and designing strength, conditioning, and exercise programs for all levels of sports participation, as well as for community service. The senior resident also participates in instruction in rehabilitation courses. A senior resident must take the National Academy of Sports Medicine certifications for Performance Exercise Specialist and Corrective Exercise Specialist, as well as the National Strength and Conditioning Association’s Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist certification. A senior resident is also expected to qualify to test for diplomate status with the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians by the end of the second year of residency.
Residents also function as medical directors at local and national sporting events. These experiences encompass all tenants of a sports physician’s education from staffing to formulating equipment needs to developing emergency plans for the events.
All residents are required to be engaged in research projects to be presented to peer-reviewed journals for publication.
For detailed information about the Residency Programs, including eligibility requirements, please contact the Human Resources office at (636) 227-2100.