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The name of the Master of Science in Integrated Pediatrics is officially changing to
Master of Science in Chiropractic Pediatrics in Fall 2024.

Online Degree

Master of Science in Chiropractic Pediatrics

For Doctors of Chiropractic and Chiropractic Students.

Are you interested in positively changing the trajectory of children’s lives by improving their health? Become an expert in pediatric chiropractic care with Logan University’s Master of Science in Chiropractic Pediatrics program.

Online Degree

Master of Science in Chiropractic Pediatrics

For Doctors of Chiropractic and Chiropractic Students.

Are you interested in positively changing the trajectory of children’s lives by improving their health? Become an expert in pediatric chiropractic care with Logan University’s Master of Science in Chiropractic Pediatrics program.

Online/In-Person Hybrid

Come to Logan University's campus once per year for an in-person review of manual therapy techniques with instructors.

2 Year Part-Time

6 credit hour per trimester || 6 trimesters

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$600 per credit hour

36 Credit Hours

Next Trimester Start

September 9, 2024

Cutting-Edge, Clinically-Focused, Evidence-Informed, Expert-Driven Training in Chiropractic Pediatrics

The Master of Science degree in Chiropractic Pediatrics (MSCP) provides high-quality, clinically focused, specialized training for Doctors of Chiropractic who want to take their pediatric knowledge and expertise to a higher level, who want to feel confident delivering safe and effective pediatric chiropractic healthcare to the youngest members of our society.

Led by program founder Elise Hewitt, DC, DICCP, FICC, one of the foremost authorities in the specialty of chiropractic pediatrics, Logan’s Master of Science in Chiropractic Pediatrics is the first pediatrics master’s program in the United States available to Doctors of Chiropractic and the only one to provide chiropractic-specific education. The two-year, part-time degree is offered primarily online with annual in-person sessions for supervised practice and hands-on learning. This program is open to U.S. DC’s, to international chiropractors with a DC-equivalent degree, and to DC students with advanced standing.

With the Master of Science degree in Chiropractic Pediatrics, chiropractors gain a working knowledge and understanding of the anatomy, physiology, neurology, and nutritional needs of pediatric patients, including the health impacts of the prenatal environment and birth process. MSCP students also learn how to diagnose and manage common and uncommon pediatric health conditions while appraising and assimilating scientific evidence. Manual therapy skills are enhanced with advanced training in pediatric-specific spinal, cranial and extremities techniques. In addition, MSCP students learn to manage pediatric patients with sports injuries and extremity conditions, including mild traumatic brain injury.

Admissions Requirements for the MSIP
COLLEGE OF HEALTH SCIENCES: MASTER OF SCIENCE IN CHIROPRACTIC PEDIATRICS ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS

An applicant must have:

Domestic Applicants:

  • Doctorate of Chiropractic (DC) degree from an accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation or its equivalent.
  • Cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA unweighted) of 2.75 or higher.
  • Chiropractic license in good standing prior to start of the program and must maintain Chiropractic license in good standing throughout the program.
    1. New Graduates starting in the term right after graduation must provide licensure update within three months of their DC graduation.
    2. Chiropractic students starting the MSIP program prior to DC-program graduation must provide DC degree update upon graduation and chiropractic licensure update within three months of their DC graduation.

International Applicants:

  • A degree equivalent to the U.S. Doctorate of Chiropractic as evidenced by an evaluation conducted by an approved credential evaluator such as the World Education Services (WES) organization.
  • 3.0 cumulative grade point average or approval of the program director
  • Chiropractic license in good standing prior to start of the program and must maintain Chiropractic license in good standing throughout the program.
  • Proficiency in English – Students who have not earned the equivalent of a Baccalaureate degree taught in English are required to submit a Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score. TOEFL scores of 500 or better on paper-based exams or 79 on the iBT® Test are acceptable. A break-down of the sub scores 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.
  • All applicants must submit official transcripts to the Admissions Office for evaluation.
    • For students seeking to fulfill pre-requisite requirements with courses completed at an institution outside of the U.S. or Canada, transcripts must be evaluated by an accredited service such as World Education Services (WES).
    • When utilization of an outside evaluating agency is necessary, the official evaluation by that agency should be sent in lieu of the original transcripts.
    • Transcript(s) are to be sent to Logan University, Office of Admissions

Doctor of Chiropractic Students with Advanced Standing:

  • Cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA unweighted) of 3.0 or higher.
  • Completion of one or more terms as a primary treating clinician in an institution-approved facility.
    • For Logan students, once Trimester 7 has been successfully completed.

Students may be admitted through the Alternative Admissions Track Program (AATP). Students are encouraged to reach out to Admissions at Admissions@history-atlas.com or 636-230-1750 to discuss possible options.

With 1.85 million pediatric chiropractic visits per year – which is 3.3% of all chiropractic visits – there is a growing demand for expertly trained physicians. Logan-educated pediatric chiropractors may find careers in:

  • Multidisciplinary clinics and hospital settings
  • Private or group practice
  • University-level education or research

Get in touch with our admissions team today to learn more about our program, now enrolling!

Frequently Asked Questions

This degree provides high-quality, clinically focused, evidence-informed, specialized training for Doctors of Chiropractic who want to take their pediatric knowledge and expertise to a higher level. When combined, the faculty and program director of Logan’s Master of Science in Chiropractic Pediatrics average over 15 years of experience in pediatric chiropractic practice. As a result, students in the program benefit from faculty’s extensive wisdom and clinical pearls that only come from real world practice experience.

This program is open to licensed DCs in the U.S., as well as to international chiropractors with a DC-equivalent degree, and to students with advanced standing in a chiropractic degree program. Find out more about admission requirements here.

The two-year, part-time degree is offered primarily online with annual in-person sessions for hands-on learning.

Logan’s Master of Science in Chiropractic Pediatrics allows DCs to deepen their knowledge and skills in pediatrics, enabling them to provide true expert chiropractic care for children of all ages and stages of development. Pediatrics has been a recognized specialty in chiropractic for decades, but there has never been a master’s-level program in chiropractic pediatrics in the U.S. until now.

As a result, this program offers chiropractors who want to specialize in the field of pediatrics a groundbreaking opportunity to not only learn from the best, but also to receive a new depth of instruction.

Graduates of this program earn an academic degree that is accredited by the U.S. Department of Education, so your degree will be recognized across professions.

Doctors of Chiropractic who earn this master’s degree graduate with the confidence, the capability, and the expertise to manage the chiropractic healthcare needs of children of all ages and stages of development.

Domestic Doctor of Chiropractic Applicant Criteria:

  • Doctor of Chiropractic (DC) degree from an institution accredited by the U.S. Department of Education.
  • Minimum cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA unweighted) of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale for qualifying DC degree.
  • Chiropractic license in good standing prior to start of the program and must maintain Chiropractic license in good standing throughout the program.
    1. New Graduates starting in the term right after graduation must provide licensure update within three months of their DC graduation.
    2. Chiropractic students starting the MSIP program prior to DC-program graduation must provide DC degree update upon graduation and chiropractic licensure update within three months of their DC graduation.

International Chiropractor Applicant Criteria:

  • Degree equivalent to the U.S. Doctor of Chiropractic as evidenced by an evaluation conducted by an approved credential evaluator such as the World Education Services (WES) organization.
  • Minimum cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA unweighted) of 3.0 or approval of the program director.
  • Chiropractic license in good standing prior to start of the program and must maintain Chiropractic license in good standing throughout the program.
  • For further criteria, including English proficiency requirements, visit the program website.

Current Doctor of Chiropractic Student Criteria for Advanced Standing:

  • Minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA unweighted) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Completion of one or more terms as a primary treating clinician in a facility approved by their chiropractic institution.
    • For Logan students, once Trimester 7 has been successfully completed.

Find out more about admission requirements here. Applications and materials must be submitted at Logan.edu/admissions.

Both a traditional pediatric diplomate certification and the Master of Science in Chiropractic Pediatrics program (MSCP) provide important pathways toward specialization in the field of pediatric chiropractic. There are two significant differences between the two programs:

  • The master’s program offers over four times as much instructional content as a traditional diplomate program, with integration of content throughout the program. This allows students to take a deeper dive into the subject matter and literally become masters in the specialty of chiropractic pediatric.
  • While diplomate certifications are overseen within the chiropractic profession, students graduate from Logan’s pediatrics program with a master of science degree, which is an academic degree that is accredited by the U.S. Department of Education, and hence one that’s recognized across professions.

Both the traditional diplomate certification and the master’s degree pathways are important avenues for specialization, and one doesn’t replace the other. Logan’s Master of Science in Integrative Pediatrics is for Doctors of Chiropractic who desire greater content, depth, and integration in their specialty training and who want to earn an academic degree that is recognized across professions.

For those who want both a pediatrics master’s degree and diplomate certification, graduates of Logan’s MSIP program qualify to register for the diplomate examination of the American Board of Chiropractic Pediatrics (ABCP).

Meet The Team

Elise Hewitt, DC, DICCP, FICC

A board-certified pediatric Doctor of Chiropractic and one of the foremost authorities in the specialty of chiropractic pediatrics, Dr. Elise Hewitt has focused her 35-year career on improving children’s health with chiropractic care. She served as President of the American Chiropractic Association (ACA) Pediatrics Council for 10 years.

Dr. Hewitt is an alumnus of the University of Colorado and a Summa Cum Laude graduate of Western States Chiropractic College (now UWS).

She currently serves as the Founding Program Director for Logan University’s Master of Science in Chiropractic Pediatrics, the first master’s degree in pediatrics in the United States designed for chiropractors.

In addition to her role as Program Director, Dr. Hewitt continues to treat children in her pediatrics-only practice, is a member of the prestigious NCMIC Speakers Bureau, and teaches at the post-graduate level for numerous chiropractic institutions and associations throughout the U.S. and around the world.

Dr. Hewitt serves on the Editorial Board for the Journal of Chiropractic Medicine (JCM) and is a peer reviewer for several science journals. Her own recent peer-reviewed publications include consensus studies on pediatric best practices (JMPT 2016) and core competencies of the pediatric specialist (JEBCAM 2016), as well as an evaluation of forces used in pediatric spinal manipulation (JMPT 2017). Dr. Hewitt has authored chapters in the textbooks Pediatric Chiropractic (Anrig and Plaugher, 3rd edition) and Integrative Pediatrics (Culbert and Olness, 1st edition).

Dr. Hewitt was honored to be named 2023 Academician of the Year by the ACA and 2019 Pediatric Chiropractic of the Year by the ACA Pediatrics Council. In 2017, she received the Rising Star Award from the American Public Health Association’s Chiropractic Health Care Section and was named Oregon’s 2016 Chiropractor of the Year. In 2008, Dr. Hewitt was elected as a Fellow into the International College of Chiropractors (FICC).

A founding member of both the ACA and the ICA Pediatrics Councils, Dr. Hewitt believes no single practitioner of any healthcare field holds the key to

a child’s health and we best serve our patients by working together to optimize the health and well-being of all children.

chiropractic pediatrics

Dr. Abbott-Cambridge owns and operates Abbott Chiropractic and Health Care in Brampton, Ontario, alongside her father, who opened the practice more than 40 years ago, and her husband, who has a doctorate degree in spine and hip biomechanics. Although she treats patients of all ages, most of her practice focuses on female care through pregnancy as well as post-natal and pediatric care.

Dr. Abbott-Cambridge has been a member of the Ontario Chiropractic Association (OCA) and the Canadian Chiropractic Association (CCA) since 2011. In 2012, she co-authored a study, “Comparison of force development strategies of spinal manipulation used for thoracic pain,” that was published in Manual Therapy and presented at the Ontario Biomechanics Conference. She has lectured on a variety of topics for Brock University, Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, Row Ontario Development Camp, and Row Ontario Coaches Conference. Additionally, she has supervised interns during their externship placement from both Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College and D’Youville Chiropractic College. A skilled athlete, Dr. Abbott-Cambridge also rowed for the Canadian National Team for more than two years.

Dr. Abbott-Cambridge earned her bachelor’s degree in health science from Brock University and her Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College. She recently completed her master’s degree in pediatric musculoskeletal health from AECC University College in Bournemouth, United Kingdom.

Dr. Abbott-Cambridge has pursued many additional courses. She trained on the Brazelton Neonatal Behavioral Assessment Scale at Boston Children’s Hospital and received certification in medical acupuncture from McMaster University.

At Logan, Dr. Abbott-Cambridge developed and teaches the Evidence-Informed Practice course for the Master of Science in Integrative Pediatrics program.

Integrative pediatrics

Dr. Brocker is president of the American Chiropractic Association’s Pediatrics Council and in practice at the Portland Chiropractic Group in Portland, Oregon. Over the years, Dr. Brocker has sought advanced clinical training on various techniques and therapies related to pediatric chiropractic. She’s held the board-certified Diplomate in Clinical Chiropractic Pediatrics (DICCP) for more than 10 years and earned the three-year board certification from the International College of Chiropractic Pediatrics.

Dr. Brocker is a strong advocate for working with other health care professionals to provide patients with the best and most complete care possible. She takes advantage of opportunities to educate her colleagues in the field and is a member of NCMIC’s speakers bureau.

At Logan, Dr. Brocker is creating the Pediatric Development and Pediatric Case Management 1 courses as well as the spinal portion of the Pediatric Technique course.

 

kid chiropractor

Dr. Sara Cuperus is a Chiropractic Physician specializing in sports, prenatal, and pediatric chiropractic care in private practice in St Cloud, MN. She graduated from the University of Minnesota, Duluth with a degree in Exercise Science and from Northwestern Health Sciences University with her Doctor of Chiropractic.

In addition to maintaining her private practice, Dr Sara has a love of leadership, learning and teaching.   She has served as the president of the Minnesota Chiropractic Association and is the current Chair of the Education Committee.  She has spoken nationally for the ACA Sports Council and the ACA Pediatrics Council and teaches with Graston Technique throughout the Midwest.  Dr Sara believes strongly in teaching and mentoring the next generation of chiropractors.

Dr Sara continues to expand her reach by completing multiple internships at the United States Olympic Training Center, treating athletes training in a variety of sports. She has also traveled nationally and internationally working with various sporting events, like the CSIT World Sports Games in Spain and Italy and The World Games in Birmingham, AL.

Dr Sara was named the 2019 Minnesota Chiropractic Association Educator of the Year and 2020 Chiropractor of the Year.

chiropractic for pediatrics

Dr. Erickson has been in private practice in New York, New York for more 30 years, where she cares for adults, children and infants. She is spokeswoman for the American Chiropractic Association (ACA), serves on the leadership team for the ACA Council on Women’s Health, and a Fellow of the American College of Chiropractic. Dr Erickson is on the board of advisors for the Bottom Line, a women’s health newsletter, and has authored textbook chapters on Chiropractic and Integrative Healthcare and Pediatric Chiropractic.

After earning a Bachelor of Science in biology and chemistry from Antioch College in Yellow Springs, Ohio, Dr. Erickson pursued her Doctor of Chiropractic degree at New York Chiropractic College, graduating with honors in 1988. She trained in pediatric craniosacral therapy with Dr John Upledger, and Dr Steve Williams. Dr. Erickson became the first DC credentialed by a teaching hospital in the U.S. as part of Beth Israel’s Continuum Center for Health and Healing in New York City.

For nearly two decades, Dr. Erickson has been teaching and lecturing at conferences, conventions and university commencements across the country. She has appeared in major media outlets like the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, O Magazine, CNN, NBC and the TODAY Show, speaking on topics including pediatrics and women’s health.

At Logan, Dr. Erickson is creating the Pediatric Technique 1 course.

chiropractic for pediatrics

Dr. Halverson earned his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic in San Jose, California, before becoming a Radiology Resident at Logan University in 2019. Upon completing his residency in Spring 2022, Dr. Halverson will join the Universidad Central del Caribe in Puerto Rico as an assistant professor.

At Logan, Dr. Halverson is creating the Pediatric Diagnostic Imaging course for the Master of Science in Integrative Pediatrics.

chiropractic for pediatrics

Specializing in pediatric care, Allison Harvey, DC has been treating children since 2006 and is one of the only board-eligible Diplomates in Clinical Chiropractic Pediatrics (DICCP) in Missouri. In addition to serving as the senior clinician for the pediatric department at the Montgomery Health Center on Logan University’s campus, Dr. Harvey teaches pediatric courses to trimester 7 Doctor of Chiropractic students and oversees the very specialized, highly sought-after pediatrics rotation.

Dr. Harvey is certified in acupuncture and has attended multiple seminars and programs in her nearly two decades providing chiropractic care. She regularly speaks on chiropractic pediatric topics in local media and has facilitated in numerous workshops and webinars.

Dr. Harvey was named Pediatric Chiropractor of the Year (2022) by the American Chiropractic Association Council on Pediatric Chiropractic! This new award honors the best and brightest who have demonstrated exceptional leadership and achievement in the field of pediatric chiropractic.

Learn from Dr. Harvey in the Pediatric Case Management 2 and Advanced Pediatric Case Management courses for the Master of Science in Integrative Pediatrics.

chiropractic for pediatrics

Dr. Johnson is a professor at National University of Health Sciences and serves as the Editor in Chief of the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, Journal of Chiropractic Medicine and the Journal of Chiropractic Humanities, all of which are scientific, peer-reviewed journals indexed in PubMed.

After earning her doctor of chiropractic degree in 1991 from Southern California University of Health Sciences, Dr. Johnson went on to earn a diplomate from the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians in 1997, a master’s degree in health professions education from the University of Southern California Rossier School of Education, Medical Education division of Keck School of Medicine in 2000, and a doctorate in public health (epidemiology) from Walden University in 2016.

In her efforts to help build research capacity for the chiropractic profession, Dr. Johnson volunteers as the administrator for the Chiropractic Educators Research Forum (CERF), whose mission is to build scholarship and research capacity for chiropractic educators throughout the world.

She serves as the Chair of the Public Health Committee for the World Federation of Chiropractic and has given years of service to the American Public Health Association (APHA) and the Global Spine Care Initiative (GSCI), which is an international research group dedicated to reducing the global burden of spine-related disease and disability.

Over the years, Dr. Johnson has received previous recognitions for her work including ACBSP Sports Chiropractor of the Year Award, Clinical Compass Person of the Year Award, American Chiropractic Association Presidential Award, Rising Star Award and the Distinguished Service Award, Chiropractic Health Care section, American Public Health Association, National University of Health Sciences Award for Distinguished Service, and the Fellowship of the International College of Chiropractic. She has contributed to the knowledge of the profession through publishing numerous articles and book chapters. She views her role as a mentor as one of her cherished contributions to the future of the profession. One of her greatest joys is witnessing change through the power of research and publication.

Dr. Lange is a Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician® and former President of the American Chiropractic Association Sports Council. A 2004 summa cum laude graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, she started her sports med training as a student athletic trainer at Lewis & Clark College in Portland, OR.  She is the Medical Director for the Pine to Palm 100-mile Endurance Race since its inception in 2010.  She has also worked with elite runners at Olympic Trials, the World Athletic Championships, and with USATF at the PanAm U20 Games.  Her practice focus is an evidence-informed approach that specializes in lower extremity care and foot health. Her niche is the ultrarunning and endurance athlete crowd with a passion for integrative and functional approaches to care, utilizing movement therapy for all patients to help them reach their personal and athletic goals.  Dr. Lange lives in trail running mecca Ashland, Oregon with her partner and two daughters.

chiropractic pediatrics

A founder member of the Paediatric Association of South Africa, Mike is passionate about providing chiropractic care to families, in particular working with infants and toddlers.

Mike has lectured extensively on topics related to infant care, as well as regularly appearing as a guest on radio and television shows. He hosts podcasts for parents and professionals alike and is the founder of The Paediatric Network, an online teaching platform for all professionals working with children. He has published scientific works regarding plagiocephaly (mis-shapen heads) and manual therapy for excessively crying infants.

He earned an M.Tech in Chiropractic from University of Johannesburg, South Africa in 2005 and completed his Master’s degree in Paediatric Musculoskeletal Health in 2019 from Bournemouth University. In 2021, Dr. Marinus was inducted as a Fellow of the Royal College of Chiropractors in 2021.

Learn from Dr. Marinus in the Fundamentals of Chiropractic Pediatrics and Advanced Pediatric Practice courses.

chiropractic pediatrics

Dr. Anna Papadopoulou earned a Master of Chiropractic from the Anglo-European College of Chiropractic (AECC) in Bournemouth, England. She is a diplomate of the American Chiropractic Neurology Board (DACNB) and has a master’s degree in advanced professional practice (MSc in Musculoskeletal Health in Pediatrics). This unique combination within her academic background allows Dr. Papadopoulou to focus on neurodevelopmental and musculoskeletal health in pediatric care.

She has been involved with chiropractic pediatrics in the UK, Cyprus and the Middle East over the past five years and has given and attended lectures in those areas. Dr. Papadopoulou became a fellow of The Royal College of Chiropractors’ Pregnancy and Pediatric Faculty in England with whom she has been part of the faculty’s council for the past three years. She is also an active member of the European Chiropractors’ Union (ECU) Special Interest Group for Neurology.

In addition to her current practice in her hometown of Nicosia, Cyprus, she is a part-time anatomy-dissection tutor with St. George’s Medical School and a clinical associate with University of Nicosia – Medical School in the anatomy department.

At Logan, Dr. Papadopoulou is creating the pediatric neurology module.

chiropractic pediatrics

Dr. Michelle Floyd Rebollo is a Primary Care Pediatrician with nearly 20 years of experience both in the public and private sectors in the United States and northern Spain. Her teaching experience includes clinical pediatrics and communication skills for pediatric residents and medical students, and she was the course director for community pediatrics for two large residency programs in Miami and Chicago. She has published several articles and guidelines with a focus on communication and integrated care.

In addition to being board certified in Pediatrics, Dr. Floyd also completed a fellowship with the Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine.

Dr. Floyd’s passion is working with children in their families and an integrative, holistic manner with a focus on developing positive relations with the families, and as much as possible, with the communities in which they live. She enjoys sharing this love with her students and learning from their experiences to enhance overall learning for all.

kid chiropractor

Dr. Amanda Stevens is a Doctor of Chiropractic who has been focusing on pediatric and perinatal care for over a decade. Since graduating from Palmer West, she has supported hundreds of women through pregnancy and into postpartum recovery. With a special interest in motor development and infant feeding support, the majority of her patients are under the age of one. Having earned a Master of Science in Applied Clinical Nutrition from Northeast College of Health Sciences, her care tends to blend multiple approaches to support thriving health in children through all stages of development. She has run two multidisciplinary clinics and currently lives and works in beautiful British Columbia, Canada. Dr. Stevens is consistently involved with research projects and educational opportunities related to manual and movement-based therapies for pediatric patients. She currently holds a study coordinator position with Parker University and teaches specialized courses for Somatic Senses. She is passionate about setting children up for success as the best version of themselves and is dedicated to advancing the standard of pediatric care.

How to Become a Pediatric Chiropractor

Doctors of Chiropractic can change the trajectory of children’s lives in a positive way by improving their health. Logan University’s online Master of Science in Integrative Pediatrics program blends passion, excellence and leadership and offers clinically focused, evidence-based, specialized training for Doctors of Chiropractic seeking to become experts in pediatric health care.

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Possess a Doctor of Chiropractic degree from an institution accredited by the U.S. Department of Education
  • Earned a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale in qualifying DC degree
  • Have a chiropractic license in good standing

Requirements for international applicants can be found here . Applications and materials must be submitted at www.Logan.edu.

Logan’s Master of Science in Integrative Pediatrics allows DCs to gain a greater depth of knowledge and skills in pediatrics for those patients who require such expertise. Pediatrics has been a recognized specialty in chiropractic for almost 30 years, but there has never been a master’s-level program in chiropractic pediatrics in the U.S. until now.

As a result, this program offers Doctors of Chiropractic who want to specialize in the field of pediatrics a groundbreaking opportunity to not only learn from the best, but also to receive a new depth of instruction, and to graduate with an accredited academic degree in pediatrics that is recognized across professions.

Doctors of Chiropractic who earn this master’s degree graduate with the confidence and capability to improve the health of children of all ages and abilities.

Both a traditional pediatric diplomate certification and the Master of Science in Integrative Pediatrics provide important pathways toward specialization in the field of pediatric chiropractic. There are two significant differences between the two programs:

  • The master’s program offers over four times as much instructional content as a traditional diplomate program, allowing students to take a deeper dive into the subject matter.
  • Students graduate from Logan’s program with a master’s degree, an accredited academic degree that’s recognized across professions.

Both the traditional diplomate and master’s degree pathways are important avenues for specialization, and one doesn’t replace the other. Logan’s Master of Science in Integrative Pediatrics is for Doctors of Chiropractic who desire greater content in their specialty training and who want to earn an academic degree that’s recognized across professions.

Led by program founder Elise Hewitt, DC, DICCP, FICC, one of the foremost authorities in the specialty of chiropractic pediatrics, Logan’s Master of Science in Integrative Pediatrics is the first program of its kind in the United States.

This degree provides high-quality, clinically focused, evidence-based specialized training for Doctors of Chiropractic who want to take their pediatric knowledge and expertise to a higher level. When combined, the faculty and program director of Logan’s Master of Science in Integrative Pediatrics have over 175 years of experience in pediatric chiropractic practice. As a result, students in the program benefit from faculty’s extensive wisdom and clinical pearls that can only come from real world practice experience.

The program is also open to international chiropractors with a DC-equivalent degree and to students with advanced standing. The two-year, part-time degree is offered primarily online with annual in-person practicums for hands-on learning.

The Master of Science in Integrative Pediatrics is a part-time degree program that takes students two years to complete and is hosted primarily online. Courses are taught asynchronously, enabling Doctors of Chiropractic to fit their education around their own schedules. In addition, two annual in-person practicums are held on campus over long weekends to give students the opportunity for supervised hands-on learning. Students will:

  • Gain a working knowledge and understanding of the anatomy, physiology, neurology and nutritional needs of pediatric patients.
  • Improve manual therapy skills with training in spinal, cranial and extremity techniques specific for pediatric patients.
  • Learn how to manage common and uncommon pediatric health conditions while appraising and assimilating scientific evidence.
  • Dive into management of pediatric sports injuries and extremity conditions.

Courses are all taught by experts in their respective fields. A full list of courses included in the program can be found below.

With 1.85 million pediatric chiropractic visits per year – which is 3.3% of all chiropractic visits – there is a growing demand for expertly trained physicians. Logan-educated pediatric chiropractors may find careers in:

  • Multidisciplinary clinics and hospital settings
  • Private or group practice
  • University-level education or research

Get in touch with our admissions team today to learn more about our new program, now enrolling!

MS in Chiropractic Pediatrics Program Learning Outcomes

Logan University’s Master of Science in Chiropractic Pediatrics program is an evidence-informed, clinically-focused master’s program that prepares students to be pediatric specialists in the field of chiropractic healthcare. Students are guided to modify and adapt the knowledge and skills acquired during their chiropractic education to meet the unique needs of the pediatric population. Upon graduation, holders of the Master of Science degree in Chiropractic Pediatrics will not only have all the knowledge and skills needed to meet the chiropractic healthcare needs of the youngest members of society but will also be prepared to collaborate in the greater field of chiropractic pediatric healthcare:

Graduates of the Master of Science in Chiropractic Pediatrics program will be able to:

  1. Utilize knowledge and skills, including critical thinking, to diagnose, manage, and treat pediatric chiropractic patients safely and effectively using evidence-informed practices. (IO2,3,4)
  2. Demonstrate usage of scientific literacy skills in creating and implementing an integrative chiropractic pediatric management plan. (IO1,3)
  3. Apply in a safe and effective manner the psychomotor skills associated with assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of pediatric patients. (IO2,3)
  4. Exhibit fluency in communication through a people-centered lens as pertains to pediatric chiropractic care, including evidence of professionalism in chiropractic pediatric practice. (IO1,4)

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WHO definition of People-Centered Health Care: An approach to care that consciously adopts the perspectives of individuals, families, and communities, and sees them as participants as well as beneficiaries of trusted health systems that respond to their needs and preferences in humane and holistic ways. People-centered care requires that people have the education and support they need to make decisions and participate in their own care. It is organized around the health needs and expectations of people rather than diseases. http://www.who.int/teams/integrated-health-services/clinicalservices-and-systems/service-organizations-and-integration

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Course Descriptions

Logan’s MSCP courses prepare you with advanced skills and training needed to be successful.

Course Descriptions

Stories and Features: Master of Science in Chiropractic Pediatrics

Dr. Carole Smith provides a chiropractic adjustment to a young boy laying on an adjustment table.
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Canadian Chiropractor, Teacher, Bagpipe Player Pursues MS-CP from Logan

In addition to being a chiropractor, Carole Smith, DC, MEd is a contemporary medical acupuncture provider, Childbirth and Postpartum...

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Master of Science in Chiropractic Pediatrics

MS-CP Students Experience New PedTRA Weekend on Campus

The first of its kind in the United States, Logan University’s online Master of Science in Chiropractic Pediatrics (MS-CP) program offers...

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Parents as Chiropractors Club Supports Students with Children

Pursuing a doctoral program like Logan University’s Doctor of Chiropractic (DC) is a tremendous commitment. But earning an advanced...

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