Logan University’s Doctor of Chiropractic degree curriculum strives to be evidence-informed and outcome-based in order to create practice-ready Doctors of Chiropractic. The Logan education is based on an academic curriculum that is grounded in the Logan tradition and infused with current research, technology, and proven practices to educate tomorrow’s chiropractor. Students are introduced early on to a variety of topics, allowing integration of the classroom coursework with hands-on clinical practice. Logan students spend 40% of their time in their first year in hands-on clinical skills courses. By offering students hands-on experience early in their education with a broad diversity of clinical immersion opportunities, Logan graduates are confident and better prepared.
Why Become a Chiropractor?
As a career, the field of chiropractic provides a great quality of life. According to the Chiropractic Economics 2016 Salary and Expense survey, Doctors of Chiropractic spend an average of 34 hours per week engaged in patient care and the average total compensation for a DC is just over $147,000. In addition, over 60% of all chiropractors are self-employed. The future of chiropractic is bright. Employment of chiropractors is projected to grow 17% from 2014-2024, faster than average for all occupations. – Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor. Logan University believes education should be top quality and should be affordable. As such, Logan University strives to offer a quality education, defined as meeting or exceeding our strategic goals, at an affordable cost, defined as charging at or below the mean cost for a like degree.
Logan’s Clinical Advantages
Logan University pushes the envelope to secure immersive, collaborative and outcome-driven opportunities by partnering with diverse organizations. The depth and complexity of care that comes with serving the underserved, the uninsured and the disabled population creates confident and proficient leaders. Beyond the walls of the clinics, student interns are preventing athletic injuries and enhancing the human performance of college and high school athletes. Logan is constantly forging new relationships that allow student interns to deepen their knowledge of the integrated clinical practice.
The Trimester System
Logan University’s academic year consists of three 15-week trimesters. Trimesters begin each January, May and, September. The trimester format allows for more flexibility for students who are deciding when to begin their education.
Quality Education at an Outstanding Value
Quality education at a great value makes Logan a natural choice for those seeking careers in the health care field. Logan’s tuition for undergraduate, masters and doctorate courses are competitively priced. When Logan students graduate, they leave not only with an outstanding education, but also with smaller student loans. In addition to maintaining an affordable tuition, Logan's student loan default rate is one of the lowest in the country. When our students graduate they leave not only with an outstanding education, but also with smaller student loans.
Chiropractic Techniques Offered
Central to the Logan University Doctor of Chiropractic Degree program is the instruction in foundational chiropractic techniques. Logan enjoys a long tradition of excellence in teaching Logan Basic and Reinert Diversified as core techniques. Activator Methods and Myofascial Technique have been added to the core techniques to broaden graduates' knowledge and skill. In addition, many other techniques, such as Gonstead and Thompson, remain available for students who wish to further expand their technique knowledge beyond the four core techniques. Core Techniques
- Logan Basic Technique
- Reinert Diversified Technique
- Activator Methods® Technique
- Myofascial Technique
- Active Release Technique (ART)
- Advanced Activator Methods Technique
- Advanced Basic Technique
- Advanced Diversified Technique
- Applied Kinesiology
- Flexion-Distraction (COX) Technique
- Gonstead System
- Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization
- Sacro Occipital Technic (SOT)
- Thompson Technique
- Upper Cervical Specific
The Assessment Center gives students the opportunity to gain valuable clinical experience. The Center is designed to simulate actual clinical patient encounters for learning and assessments. From Trimesters 1-10 in the Doctor of Chiropractic Program, as well as throughout the master's degree programs, students have the opportunity to work with one another and with standardized patients trained to simulate real patients with specific conditions. The multidisciplinary learning environment of Logan’s Assessment Center enables students to become more proficient in all areas of patient care as they proceed into and through the Logan clinic system.
In Trimester 7, students enter into the Student Clinic where they begin their journey to treat patients. Here they treat other students and student family members under the supervision of faculty clinicians who guide students through the process of treating patients. In Trimester 8, students enter one of Logan’s five outpatient health centers. This is where students become interns and treat members of the public under the supervision of faculty clinicians. The Health Center Practicum is a one year course which exposes students to a large variety of patient encounters and cases. Interns may also participate in rotations at a variety of health centers offering chiropractic care to diverse audiences including veterans, the physically disabled, the homeless and underinsured populations. Logan continues to build relationships and expand the opportunities for interns.