Beginning fall 2022 for doctors of chiropractic, the new training program is the first of its kind in the US
Published: October 19, 2021 at 8:00 AM MDT|Updated: 54 minutes ago
NS. LOUIS, Oct. 19, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Founded on more than 85 years of chiropractic education and a leader in integrated healthcare, Logan University is proud to be the first chiropractic university in the US to offer a Master of Science degree in Integrative Pediatrics. Understanding that Doctors of Chiropractic (DC) can change the trajectory of children’s lives by improving their health, this degree provides high-quality, clinically focused, specialized training for DCs looking to take their pediatric knowledge and expertise to the next level and deliver safe and effective care adapted for pediatric patients.
Founded on more than 85 years of chiropractic training and a leader in integrated healthcare, Logan University is proud to be the first chiropractic university in the US to offer a Master of Science degree in Integrative Pediatrics beginning Fall 2022 for Doctors of Chiropractic who want to take their pediatric knowledge and expertise to the next level.
“The Master of Science in Integrative Pediatrics combines passion, excellence and leadership and is led by one of the foremost authorities in the specialty of chiropractic pediatrics, Dr. Elise Hewitt,” said Clay McDonald, DC (’82), MBA, JD, president of Logan University. “This new program is Logan’s latest effort to improve and advance the profession of chiropractic.”
Program Director Elise Hewitt, DC, DICCP, FICC has advocated chiropractic care for children for over 30 years and served as president of the ACA Pediatrics Council for 10 years. In addition to treating children at her chiropractic practice in Portland, Oregon, Dr. Hewitt is a member of the prestigious NCMIC Speakers Bureau for which she teaches all aspects of pediatric practice. She was named Pediatric Chiropractor of the Year 2019 by the ACA Pediatrics Council.
“I am honored to lead the country’s first master’s degree in pediatric chiropractic care,” said Dr. Hewitt. “Everything I do professionally is focused on increasing access to quality chiropractic care for children, and leading this program is an excellent opportunity to make that possible.”
Beginning in the fall term of 2022, the Master of Science in Integrative Pediatrics program is a part-time, two-year program hosted primarily online with one in-person practicum per year for hands-on learning. Students gain practical knowledge and understanding of the anatomy, physiology, neurology and nutritional needs of pediatric patients; improving manual therapy skills with training in spinal, cranial and extremity techniques; deepen their knowledge of pediatric diagnostic imaging; learn how to deal with common and uncommon pediatric health problems while reviewing and processing scientific evidence; and delve into the management of pediatric sports injuries and extremity disorders.
Registration for the fall of 2022 trimester is open. To enter this program, U.S. applicants must have a DC degree and a chiropractic license in good standing. There is a path for international applicants with a DC equivalent degree and a path for current DC students with advanced status.
Click here to learn more about Logan’s Master of Science in Integrative Pediatrics or to apply for the program.
About Logan University
Logan University is committed to creating tomorrow’s health leaders by combining the strengths of world-class faculty, a tailored curriculum, hands-on experience, and a vibrant campus community. Since 1935, Logan has remained grounded in chiropractic education — with the flagship Doctor of Chiropractic — and also offers doctoral, master’s and bachelor’s degrees online and on campus. Logan is located on a sprawling 112-acre campus in Chesterfield, a western suburb of St. Louis. For more information, visit www.logan.edu.
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