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Logan University

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Logan University
Date of establishment 1935
University president George A. Goodman, DC, FICC
Students 1,045[1]
Location 1851 Schoettler Road, Chesterfield, MO 63017-5529

Logan College of Chiropractic, a private chiropractic college founded in 1935, is located in Chesterfield, Missouri, a suburb of St. Louis, Missouri. The institution offers degrees in Chiropractic, Pre-Chiropractic, Sport Science and Rehabilitation. The university's current president is Dr. George A. Goodman, D.C., F.I.C.C. Dr. Goodman was appointed President of Logan in 1993.


Logan College of Chiropractic (dba Logan University) was named for its founder and first president, Hugh B. Logan, D.C. and enrolled its first class of seven men and women on Sept. 1, 1935. The college was housed in a converted residence at 4490 Lindell Boulevard, St. Louis' Central West End area. Five more students joined the class in February 1936 and the college began its early struggle. In 1958, Carver College of Chiropractic (founded in 1906) of Oklahoma City merged with Logan. In 1964, Missouri Chiropractic College merged with Logan College. The college eventually moved to a 17-acre (68,800 metre²) estate in the suburb of St. Louis called Normandy. In 1972, the college acquired the buildings and grounds at its present location, formerly a Maryknoll Seminary. The campus is on a 112-acre (0.45 kilometre²) wooded hilltop in Chesterfield, Missouri.[2] In 1982, a new Health Center was constructed on the south end of the campus. In 1986, the Science and Research Center was built on the northwest part of the campus. In 2000, the Sports/Wellness Complex was built with adjacent ballfields and pavilion. In 2003, the former Maryknoll chapel was renovated and transformed into the Learning Resource Center. In 2006, the BIOFREEZE Sports and Rehabilitation Center opened on the Chesterfield campus. In 2007, the William D. Purser Center was completed.


University has institutional accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, a regional accrediting agency for all higher education in 19 states, for its baccalaureate and master’s degree programs. Both accrediting agencies are recognized by the United States Department of Education and the Council on Higher Education Accreditation.

Logan College received provisional accreditation from the Council on Chiropractic Education - USA (C.C.E.) in 1976 and was granted full accreditation in 1978. This accreditation has continued through several subsequent renewals. In 1987, the North Central Association of College and Schools granted Logan College accreditation of its academic program. Candidacy status had been previously attained in 1984. In 1992, and again in 2002, Logan received the maximum ten-year re-accreditation from this agency.


The Logan Doctor of Chiropractic program includes study in the Basic, Chiropractic and Clinical Sciences. Pre-requisites for entering the Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C.) program include at least 90 semester hours of undergraduate coursework (approximately three years of collegiate courses). Specific entrance requirements include: 6 semester hours of biological sciences, inorganic (general) chemistry, organic chemistry and physics (with appropriate labs); 6 semester hours of English/language skills; 3 semester hours of psychology; and 15 semester hours of humanities/social sciences.

A total of 5,000 hours is spent studying areas of gross anatomy, cell biology, spinal anatomy, embryology, physiology, microbiology, pathology, orthopedics, biomechanics, physical therapy, physical examination, clinical, X-ray and lab diagnosis, chiropractic science, philosophy, principles, chiropractic techniques and practice. Additional training in business and marketing is required.

All students study Logan Basic Technique and its biomechanical foundation, the Logan System of Body Mechanics, and Diversified Technique. Students can also choose from eleven elective techniques: Activator Methods, Active Release Technique (ART), Applied Kinesiology, Flexion-Distraction (COX), Gonstead System, Graston Technique, Pro-Adjustor, Sacro-Occipital Technique (SOT), Soft Tissue, Thompson, Upper Cervical Specific.

Students train under the direct supervision of teaching clinicians. Training includes professional application and synthesis of scientific aptitude, clinical competence and ethical demeanor through eight outpatient clinics (five of which are fee for service and three are free) throughout the St. Louis metropolitan area.


The research program encompasses three highly integrated areas: applied chiropractic research, basic research and student research. Logan students are taught what constitutes good research. This is accomplished through completion of a mandatory senior research project.

For the past eight years, Logan College of Chiropractic has funded research investigating the application of broad-based musculoskeletal program treating low-back and/or pelvic pain during pregnancy. Logan’s efforts have produced a research partnership with the Washington University School of Medicine and its clinics at Barnes-Jewish and Missouri Baptist hospitals; clinical research that supports chiropractic; and Logan’s first federal research grant. The grant, now in its second of three years, has provided $468,000 in funding for these trials. On February 1, 2007, Logan College and Washington University began the randomized controlled clinical trial designed to test their Musculoskeletal and Obstetrics Management Study (MOMS), which combines bio-behavioral management, manual therapy and exercise with standard obstetric care. Ultimately, the MOMS research hopes to provide scientific evidence that supports the relief of musculoskeletal pain during and after pregnancy.

Logan’s Department of Radiology promotes and actively participates in scientific publication and research in the field of diagnostic imaging. Since 2001, Logan College has been involved in a research partnership with the Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Functional and Structural Neuroimaging at Massachusetts General Hospital, the largest teaching hospital for Harvard Medical School. The research focuses on studies of acupuncture and pain processing, using powerful imaging techniques including functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and magnetoencephalography (MEG). By 2006, the scope of the joint team’s research had grown to track the response of carpel tunnel syndrome (CTS) patients to acupuncture treatments using fMRI. Unlike previous CTS studies, the research team not only evaluated the wrist with clinical and electrophysiological measures, but also the sensorimotor cortical neuroplasticity of the brain, an area of CTS research never before conducted. Through the team’s research, the health care community now has strong evidence that CTS is not isolated in the wrist. Rather, it’s a condition that affects sensorimotor processing in the central, not just peripheral nervous system, and which is favorably modified by acupuncture stimuli (1, 2).

1. Napadow V, Kettner N, Ryan A, Kwong KK, Audette J, Hui KK. Somatosensory cortical plasticity in carpal tunnel syndrome—a cross-sectional fMRI evaluation. Neuroimage. 2006 Jun;2 520-30 Epub 2006 Feb 3.

2. Napadow V, Liu J, Li M, Kettner N, Ryan A, Kwong KK, Hui KK, Audette JF. Somatosensory cortical plasticity in carpal tunnel syndrome treated by acupuncture. Hum Brain Mapp. 2007 Mar;28 3 159-71.

Affiliate colleges

Logan College merged with Carver Chiropractic College in Oklahoma City in 1958 and with Missouri College of Chiropractic in 1964.

See also

External links


  1. School Data
  2. Logan College of Chiropractic Catalog, 2006-2007. [1]