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    Logan University
  Jan 21, 2018
2013-2014 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

About Logan



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.

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

College Organization and Accreditation

General Information

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.

University Status

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 and vice president of strategic performance, 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 and chief of staff.

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’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.

Assessment Center

The Assessment Center gives students the opportunity to gain valuable clinical experiences throughout your 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. 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.


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 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.

Computer Laboratory
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
  • PowerDVD
  • FoodWise
  • Nutrition Spreadsheet
  • Winzip
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader X
  • eConnect

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.


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, 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

Outpatient Health Centers

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

BIOFREEZE® Sports & Rehabilitation Center
Located within Montgomery Health Center

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

BIOFREEZE® Sports & Rehabilitation Center
Located within Southfield Health Center

Bogey Hills Health Center
2067 Zumbehl Road
St. Charles, MO 63301
(636) 947-4770

79 Crossing Health Center
263 Salt Lick Road
St. Peters, MO 63376
(636) 397-3545

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).