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2013-2014 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Admissions



Introduction

Logan subscribes to the policy of equal opportunity education. All candidates are judged on personal merit in terms of intellectual ability, scholastic achievement, demonstrated aptitude, potential and motivation. Only the most qualified applicants are accepted for admission. Admitted students are expected to complete all coursework in the curriculum.

Doctor of Chiropractic Degree

Admission Requirements

Logan shall consider for admission students who present an overall cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale through at least their first 90 semester hours. Applicants whose GPA for at least 90 semester hours is between a 2.75 and a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale may be considered for acceptance at the discretion of the Vice President of Enrollment Management.

All students matriculating into the Doctor of Chiropractic Degree Program must provide documented proof of having earned a minimum of 90 semester hours at an institution(s) accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education or an equivalent foreign agency. Included in these credits there must be a minimum of 24 semester hours in life and physical science coursework. Quarter hour credits are converted to equivalent semester hour credits. In situations where one or more courses have been repeated with equivalent courses, the most recent grade(s) may be used for grade point average computation and the earlier grade(s) may be disregarded.

In order to ensure Logan graduates are prepared academically and are able to practice in all 50 states, Logan strongly recommends these 24 semester hours include the following course areas:

  • 6 semester hours of Biological Sciences (with related lab)
  • 12 semester hours of Chemistry (General/Inorganic and Organic/Biochemistry (with related lab)
  • 6 semester hours of Physics (six (6) semester hours, which must include the following: (a) At least three (3) semester hours of Physics with related laboratory; and (b) At least three (3) semester hours of additional Physics, Biomechanics, Kinesiology, Statistics or Exercise Physiology (no laboratory required).

The 24 hours of science courses provide crucial preparation and background necessary for success in the Doctor of Chiropractic Degree Program.

In addition to the science coursework, Logan also expects applicants’ undergraduate preparation to have included a well-rounded general education program. This coursework may include:

  • English Language and Communication Skills
  • General Psychology
  • Social Sciences
  • Humanities

In each of these subject areas above, no grades below a 2.0 on a 4.0 scale may be accepted. In each of the course areas above, if more than one course is taken to fulfill the requirement, the course contents must be unduplicated.

*The Biological Sciences requirement must include pertinent laboratory experiences that cover the range of material presented in the didactic portions of the course(s).

**The chemistry requirement may be met with at least 3 semester hours of general or inorganic chemistry and at least 6 hours of organic chemistry and/or biochemistry courses with unduplicated content. At least 6 semester hours of the chemistry courses must include pertinent related laboratory experiences, which cover the range of material presented in the didactic portions of the courses.

***The physics requirement may be met with either one or more physics courses with unduplicated content (of which one must include a pertinent related laboratory that covers the range of material presented in the didactic portions of the course), or three (3) semester hours in physics (with laboratory) and three (3) semester hours in either biomechanics, kinesiology, statistics or exercise physiology.

In the event an institution’s transcript does not combine laboratory and lecture grades for a single course grade, the admitting institution may calculate a weighted average of those grades to establish the grade in that science course.

Students who have earned a portion of the prerequisite credits through examination or means other than formal course work, as identified by an institution accredited by a nationally recognized agency that formally has accepted or awarded such credits, may be admitted to the Doctor of Chiropractic Degree Program upon receipt of such evidence by the program. The Doctor of Chiropractic Degree Program will document and retain evidence which identifies how such admission requirements were met.

Note: The prerequisites for those Doctor of Chiropractic Degree Program applicants wishing to earn the Bachelor of Science degree in Human Biology or the Bachelor of Science Degree in Life Science are different. See the descriptions of the Bachelor of Science Degrees for specific details.

Also, the above prerequisites represent the minimum acceptable admission requirements. The applicant is responsible for knowledge of individual state requirements for licensure. For the most up to date information about specific state licensure requirements, please go to the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Board’s website: www.fclb.org/Boards.

Competencies for Admission/Enrollment

The following are physical qualifications that are essential to successful participation in the Doctor of Chiropractic Degree Program at Logan. All students admitted to the program must be able to meet the following physical qualifications, with or without reasonable accommodation.

  • Physical and mental abilities that provide for successful participation and completion of the standard chiropractic curriculum;
  • An auditory sense with or without accommodation sufficient to record patient history and patient interrogations and provide for routine patient safety, services, and other auditory instrumentation;
  • A visual sense with or without accommodation sufficient for reading radiographs and identification of histological, cytological, microbiological and pathological structures through microscopy;
  • Tactile perceptiveness as it relates to diagnosis and treatment of human ailments;
  • Manual dexterity in order to perform within the laboratory settings of the basic, clinical, and chiropractic sciences;
  • The physical strength and coordination to perform the common chiropractic manipulative techniques;
  • The physical strength and coordination of the extremities necessary to apply chiropractic adjustive procedures common to the competent practice of chiropractic; and
  • Mental abilities sufficient to foster the development of the doctor/patient relationship in a manner that allows for the professionally effective and ethical healthcare delivery.

This overview is merely a general description of the detailed competencies. A detailed listing is contained in the CCE Standards for Doctor of Chiropractic Programs and Requirements for Institutional Status. A copy may be obtained from Logan’s Learning Resources Center.

International Student Application Requirements

An international student seeking admission to Logan must provide the following documentation in addition to other admission requirements:

  1. Proficiency in English. TOEFL scores of 500 or better on paper-based exams or 79 on the iBT® Test are acceptable. A break-down of the subscores for the iBT Test are below:
  Writing 18
  Listening 21
  Reading 21
  Speaking 19

As an alternative to TOEFL, iELTS scores of 6.5 or better are also accepted.

  • If you are seeking university-level transfer credit for courses completed at an institution outside of the U.S. you must have your transcript evaluated by an accredited service such as WES.
  • Submit evidence of having financial resources or funding commitment to complete a minimum of one year (12 months) of education.
  • Submit official transcripts to the Admissions Office for evaluation. It is sometimes necessary to utilize an outside evaluating agency in which case, the official evaluation by that agency should be sent in lieu of the original transcripts. Have the transcript(s) sent to Logan University, Office of Admissions at 1851 Schoettler Road, Chesterfield, MO 63017
  • Evidence of meeting all applicable legal requirements for study in the United States. It is recommended that the applicant submit all records at least six months prior to the requested date of matriculation.

Doctor of Chiropractic Degree Program Requirements

Only students who have satisfied all of the following requirements are eligible to receive a Doctor of Chiropractic Degree from Logan University.

  1. The student must be in good academic standing and must have completed satisfactorily the required course of study as presented at Logan, which consists of 10 trimesters or its equivalent.
  2. The student must have completed a minimum residence of three trimesters of full time enrollment in Logan’s Doctor of Chiropractic Degree Program including the eighth, ninth and tenth trimester Health Center practica, and not less than the final 25 percent of the total credits required for the degree.
  3. The student must have demonstrated satisfactory professional ethics and moral conduct in all phases of student life.
  4. In the course of normal progression through the academic program, all students are required to demonstrate appropriate levels of knowledge and competence. These demonstrations occur at the beginning of Trimester 7, with the Competency Board Examination. Representative topics from all areas of the curriculum are evaluated through various written and practical examinations. Students demonstrate their mastery of diagnostic and clinical procedures in an “Objective Structured Clinical Examination” format.
  5. The student must have attained the age of 21 years.
  6. The student must have discharged all financial indebtedness to Logan and received clearance from all departments.
  7. The student must participate in the graduation ceremony. Exceptions to this requirement may be granted only by the Office of the President.

In addition to meeting the required academic and personal standards of Logan, students are expected to participate in special programs, such as all-school assemblies and convocations, presented by the College to expand and enhance the students’ educational experience. Students are also advised to take Parts I, II, III and IV of the examinations given by the National Board of Examiners. All parts of the examination are administered semi-annually on the Logan campus.

  1. In addition to any other requirements, a student must pass all six components of the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners Part I examination in order to begin the Trimester 8 outpatient clinic experience.
  2. In addition to any other requirements, a student must pass all six components of the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners Part II examination in order to graduate.

Requirements for Licensure for the Doctor of Chiropractic

Logan makes every reasonable effort to qualify its students to sit for all state licensing examinations, but makes no assurance that any graduate will be qualified to take the licensing examination in any particular state or to pass such examination.

State licensing laws and Boards of Examiners’ administrative rules and regulations experience periodic changes. Therefore, each candidate desiring to pursue the professional program offered by Logan is responsible to ascertain all information relative to his or her qualifications to practice in any jurisdiction that he or she selects. The Board of Trustees, officers and faculty cannot be held responsible in this regard. Each licensing board has different requirements. In general, a licensing board may require all or part of the following to be eligible to practice:

  • Proof of graduation from a recognized college of chiropractic.
  • Passage of Parts I, II, III and IV of National Board of Chiropractic Examination.
  • Passage of state board examinations (usually jurisprudence) and proof of professional conduct.
  • Passage of other exams that are required by certain states.

Several state chiropractic boards have professional requirements that are not included in Logan’s minimum entrance requirement, such as a bachelor’s degree prior to chiropractic study.  It is the individual’s responsibility to ascertain and comply with the licensure requirements for any state in which licensure is desired.  This information must be sought directly from state boards of chiropractic to ensure accuracy.

Current files and requirements are maintained in the Learning Resources Center and the Office of the Registrar. A student should review these files and information received directly from the applicable state’s Chiropractic Board for changes before applying to a particular licensing board.

Master of Science Degree in Sports Science and Rehabilitation

Admission Requirements

  1. An applicant must have earned a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university. If the baccalaureate degree was earned at an unaccredited institution, an accredited post-baccalaureate degree is an acceptable alternative.
  2. All applicants must request that an official transcript be sent directly to Logan from the institution awarding the qualifying entrance degree. If the applicant attended multiple institutions, an official transcript must be sent from each institution attended directly to Logan.
  3. An applicant must present a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale from the qualifying entrance degree.
  4. An applicant must complete the following prerequisite coursework from an accredited institution with grades of “C” (2.0 on a 4.0 scale) or better in each.
  • Six credit hours of biological science
  • Six credit hours of chemistry
  • Three credit hours of physics and three additional credit hours of either physics, kinesiology, exercise science, biomechanics or statistics
  • Three credit hours of college level math
  1. An applicant must have passed Part I (a score of 375 or higher on all six subject areas) on the National Board of Chiropractic Examination OR have a Graduate Record Exam (GRE) score of at least 283 (combined verbal and quantitative). The previous minimum qualifying score of 750 (combined verbal and quantitative) will continue to be accepted by applicants who took the exam prior to September 2011 and provide documentation. The GRE score of 750 will be accepted in documentation for up to five years (until September of 2016). GRE information can be found at www.ets.org.
  2. An applicant must present evidence of current cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) certification or earn certification prior to the first practicum.
  3. An applicant must submit a completed application form and application fee.
  4. An applicant must submit contact information for three references including current name, address, phone number and email address.
  5. An applicant is required to have a personal interview either face-to-face or via telephone.

International Student Application

An international student seeking admission to Logan must provide the following documentation in addition to other admission requirements:

  1. Proficiency in English. TOEFL scores of 500 or better on paper-based exams or 79 on the iBT® Test are acceptable. A break-down of the subscores for the iBT Test are below:
  Writing 18
  Listening 21
  Reading 21
  Speaking 19

As an alternative to TOEFL, iELTS scores of 6.5 or better are also accepted.

  1. If you are seeking university-level transfer credit for courses completed at an institution outside of the U.S., you must have your transcript evaluated by an accredited service such as WES.
  2. Submit evidence of having financial resources or funding commitment to complete a minimum of one year (12 months) of education.
  3. Submit official transcripts to the Admissions Office for evaluation. It is sometimes necessary to utilize an outside evaluating agency in which case, the official evaluation by that agency should be sent in lieu of the original transcripts. Have the transcript(s) sent to Logan University, Office of Admissions at 1851 Schoettler Road, Chesterfield, MO 63017.
  4. Evidence of meeting all applicable legal requirements for study in the United States. It is recommended that the applicant submit all records at least six months prior to the requested date of matriculation.

Master of Science Degree in Nutrition and Human Performance

Admission Requirements

  1. An applicant must have earned a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university. If the baccalaureate degree was earned at an unaccredited institution, an accredited post baccalaureate degree is an acceptable alternative.
  2. All applicants must request that an official transcript be sent directly to Logan from the institution awarding the qualifying entrance degree. If the applicant attended multiple institutions, an official transcript must be sent from each institution attended directly to Logan.
  3. An applicant must present a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale from the qualifying entrance degree.
  4. An applicant must complete the following prerequisite course work from an accredited institution with grades of “C” (2.0 on a 4.0 scale) or better in each.
  • Six credit hours of human anatomy and physiology with a minimum of two credit hours in each subject.
  • Four credit hours of biochemistry (organic chemistry with at least one laboratory may be substituted).
  • Three credit hours of college level math.
  1. An applicant must have passed Part I (a score of 375 or higher on all six subject areas) on the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners OR have a 283 composite score on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), Verbal and Quantitative sections. The previous minimum qualifying score of 750 (combined verbal and quantitative) will continue to be accepted by applicants who took the exam prior to September 2011 and provide documentation. The GRE score of 750 will be accepted in documentation for up to 5 years (until September of 2016). GRE information can be found at www.ets.org.
  2. An applicant must submit a completed application form and application fee.
  3. An applicant must submit contact information for three references including current name, address, phone number and email address.
  4. An applicant is required to have a personal interview either face-to-face or via telephone.

International Student Application

An international student seeking admission to Logan must provide the following documentation in addition to other admission requirements:

  1. Proficiency in English. TOEFL scores of 500 or better on paper-based exams or 79 on the iBT® Test are acceptable. A break-down of the subscores for the iBT Test are below:
  Writing 18
  Listening 21
  Reading 21
  Speaking 19
  • As an alternative to TOEFL, iELTS scores of 6.5 or better are also accepted.
  1. If you are seeking university-level transfer credit for courses completed at an institution outside of the U.S., you must have your transcript evaluated by an accredited service such as WES.
  2. Submit evidence of having financial resources or funding commitment to complete a minimum of one year (12 months) of education.
  3. Submit official transcripts to the Admissions Office for evaluation. It is sometimes necessary to utilize an outside evaluating agency in which case, the official evaluation by that agency should be sent in lieu of the original transcripts. Have the transcript(s) sent to Logan University, Office of Admissions, 1851 Schoettler Road, Chesterfield, MO 63017.
  4. Evidence of meeting all applicable legal requirements for study in the United States. It is recommended that the applicant submit all records at least six months prior to the requested date of matriculation.

Master of Science Degree Requirements (Master of Science Degree in Sports Science and Rehabilitation and Master of Science Degree in Nutrition and Human Performance)

Only students who have satisfied all of the following requirements are eligible to receive a Master of Science Degree from Logan University.

  1. The student must be in good academic standing and must have completed satisfactorily the required course of study as presented at Logan.
  2. The student must have completed satisfactorily the comprehensive examination.
  3. The student must have demonstrated satisfactory professional ethics and moral conduct in all phases of student life.
  4. The student must have discharged all financial indebtedness to Logan and must have received clearance from all departments.

In addition to meeting the required academic and personal standards of Logan, students are expected to participate in special programs, such as all-school assemblies and convocations, presented by Logan to expand and enhance the students’ educational experience.

Bachelor of Science Degrees in Human Biology/Life Science

Admission Requirements

Students applying for a Bachelor of Science Degree should have a minimum of 30 semester hours taken at a regionally accredited college or university.

Evaluation of previously earned course credits is done at the time of application. Coursework taken from other institutions with an earned grade below “C” (2.0 on a 4.0 scale) is not transferable to the undergraduate program. Separate grades earned for a lecture course and its corresponding laboratory may be averaged. All prerequisite coursework must be successfully completed prior to entrance into the degree major coursework.

Prerequisite Coursework Requirements for the Bachelor of Science Degrees

Bachelor of Science in Human Biology

General Studies
  • Psychology 3 Credit(s)
  • English 6 Credit(s)
  • Social Science 9 Credit(s)
  • Humanities 6 Credit(s)
General Science*
  • Biology I 4 Credit(s)
  • Biology II 4 Credit(s)
  • General Chemistry 4 Credit(s)
  • General Chemistry II 4 Credit(s)
  • Organic Chemistry I 4 Credit(s)
  • Organic Chemistry II 4 Credit(s)
  • Physics I 4 Credit(s)
  • Physics II 4 Credit(s)
  • College Algebra 3 Credit(s)

*Each of the prerequisite science courses except College Algebra must have an accompanying laboratory experience.

Bachelor of Science in Life Science

General Studies
  • Psychology 3 Credit(s)
  • English 6 Credit(s)
  • Social Science and/or Humanities 15 Credit(s)
  • Elective 3 Credit(s)
General Sciences
  • Biological Science and associated labs 6 Credit(s)
  • General Chemistry 3 Credit(s)
  • Organic Chemistry and/or Biochemistry 6 Credit(s)
  • Additional Chemistry 3 Credit(s)
    (Two of the above chemistry courses must include an associated lab each) 
  • Physics and associated lab 3 Credit(s)
  • Physics, Biomechanics, Kinesiology, Statistics, or Exercise Science (no lab required) 3 Credit(s)
  • College Math 3 Credit(s)

Competencies for Admission/Enrollment

The following are physical qualifications that are essential to successful participation in the Bachelor of Science Degree Program at Logan. All students admitted to the program must be able to meet the following physical qualifications, with or without reasonable accommodation:

  1. Physical and mental abilities that provide for successful participation and completion of the standard curriculum

Numbers 2-7 below pertain to students pursuing joint Bachelor of Science/Doctor of Chiropractic Degrees.

  1.  An auditory sense with or without accommodation sufficient to record patient history and patient interrogations and provide for routine patient safety, services, and other auditory instrumentation;
  2. A visual sense with or without accommodation sufficient for reading radiographs and identification of histological, cytological, microbiological, and pathological structures through microscopy;
  3. Tactile perceptiveness as it relates to diagnosis and treatment of human ailments;
  4. Manual dexterity in order to perform within the laboratory settings of the basic, clinical, and chiropractic sciences;
  5. The physical strength and coordination to perform the common chiropractic manipulative techniques; and
  6. The physical strength and coordination of the extremities necessary to apply chiropractic adjustive procedures common to the competent practice of chiropractic. 

This overview is merely a general description of the detailed competencies. A detailed listing is contained in the CCE Standards for Doctor of Chiropractic Programs and Requirements for Institutional Status. A copy may be obtained from Logan’s Learning Resources Center.

International Student Application Requirements

An international student seeking admission to Logan must provide the following documentation in addition to other admission requirements:

  1. Proficiency in English. TOEFL scores of 500 or better on paper-based exams or 79 on the iBT® Test are acceptable. A break-down of the subscores for the iBT Test are below:
  Writing 18
  Listening 21
  Reading 21
  Speaking 19

As an alternative to TOEFL, iELTS scores of 6.5 or better are also accepted.

  1. If you are seeking university-level transfer credit for courses completed at an institution outside of the U.S., you must have your transcript evaluated by an accredited service such as WES.
  2. Submit evidence of having financial resources or funding commitment to complete a minimum of one year (12 months) of education.
  3. Submit official transcripts to the Office of Admissions for evaluation. It is sometimes necessary to utilize an outside evaluating agency in which case, the official evaluation by that agency should be sent in lieu of the original transcripts. Have the transcript(s) sent to Logan University, Office of Admissions, 1851 Schoettler Road, Chesterfield, MO 63017.
  4. Evidence of meeting all applicable legal requirements for study in the United States. It is recommended that the applicant submit all records at least six months prior to the requested date of matriculation.

Bachelor of Science Degree Requirements

Only students who have satisfied all of the following requirements are eligible to receive a Bachelor of Science Degree from Logan University.

  • The student must be in good academic standing and must have completed satisfactorily the required course of study as presented at Logan.
  • The student must have completed a minimum residency of three trimesters of full-time enrollment at Logan.
  • Candidates for the Bachelor of Science in Human Biology Degree must have earned at least 75 percent of the required major credits at Logan.
  • The student must have demonstrated satisfactory professional ethics and moral conduct in all phases of student life.
  • The student must have discharged all financial indebtedness to Logan and must have received clearance from all departments.

In addition to meeting the required academic and personal standards of Logan, students are expected to participate in special programs, such as all-school assemblies and convocations, presented by the University to expand and enhance the students’ educational experience.