July 20, 2010

Welcome Jason Bennett !

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Jason Bennett Joins Physical Therapy and Athletic Training Department as a Full-Time Faculty Member

Jason Bennett MPT, SCS, ATC joins Saint Louis University’s Department of Physical Therapy and Athletic Training this month. He will serve as a faculty member in both the Athletic Training Education Program and the Program in Physical Therapy.  He will serve as course coordinator for MAT 524/525: Musculoskeletal Assessment and Management I/II in the Athletic Training Education Program.

Mr. Bennett is finishing work on his doctorate from Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions. He received a Master of Physical Therapy degree from Clarke College and Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Wisconsin—Platteville after studying athletic training at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Mr. Bennett comes to SLU with a wide-range of experiences in athletic training and physical therapy. He has worked with a number of St. Louis area sports organizations, including a stint with the River City Rage Arena Football Team in 2009. . He has practiced as a physical therapist for PRORehab and currently practices at the SLU Student Health & Counseling PT clinic.

Jason has been an adjunct instructor in both the athletic training and physical therapy programs, and his role in both programs with be expanded in this new position. His experience, knowledge, and skill as an dual credentialed practitioner will be a great asset in the education of athletic trainers and physical therapists.

“Jason has served as an adjunct instructor in our program and we look forward to expanding his teaching role,” said Dr Mark Reinking, SLU Physical Therapy and Athletic Training Department Chair. “He is also a skilled and knowledgeable practitioner who has stayed active as both an athletic trainer and physical therapist.”

Long a leader in educating health professionals, Saint Louis University offered its first degree in an allied health profession in 1929. Today the Doisy College of Health Sciences offers degrees in physical therapy and athletic training, clinical laboratory science and cytotechnology, nutrition and dietetics, health informatics and information management, medical imaging and radiation therapeutics, occupational science and occupational therapy, and physician assistant education. The college's unique curriculum prepares students to work with health professionals from all disciplines to ensure the best possible patient care.

July 14, 2010

Kellie Black Accepts Position at Washington University

Kellie Black MAT, ATC, one of SLU's first athletic training gradustes has accepted a position at Washington University, which is also one our clinical sites.

Congrats Kellie!

Kellie Black enters her first year as an assistant athletic trainer at Washington University in St. Louis.

Black comes to Washington University after earning her master's degree in athletic training from Saint Louis University in 2010. She also received her bachelor’s degree in exercise science from SLU in 2008.

Black spent the two years as an athletic training student for the Washington University football team (August-December 2008, August 2009-May 2010), and also completed stints as athletic training student at SLU (January-May 2009) and athletic training intern for the RiverCity Rage of the Indoor Arena Football League (April-July 2009).

Black also worked for Rehab 1 Network Physical Therapy Clinic for one year, and had student athletic trainer mini rotations at Webster Groves High School, Khazen Athletickare and The Orthopedic Center of St. Louis. She is assigned to women’s soccer, men’s and women’s cross country and men’s and women’s track and field.
Quick Facts About Black
Years at WU: First
Previous Athletic Training Experience:
2008-2010: Athletic Training student, Washington University
2009: Athletic Training Student, Saint Louis University
2009: Athletic Training Intern, RiverCity Rage
College Education:
Bachelor's degree in exercise science from Saint Louis University, 2008; Master's degree in athletic training from Saint Louis University, 2010.
Family: Single

July 11, 2010

Hey, Hey, It’s True! There’s been another addition to the SLU ATEP!

By: Jennifer Baine

Hello everyone! I’d like to take this opportunity to introduce myself. My name is Jennifer Baine and, as of July 22, I am the new ATEP administrative secretary. I have plenty of administrative experience, but I am new to SLU, so please bear with me as I settle in to the new position. I promise to give 110% to make things go efficiently and effectively for students and faculty. My goal is to have a program that runs as seamlessly as possible so that those within it are proud to be a part and those outside can see the cohesiveness of our program which makes it run so smoothly.
Please know that you can always contact me whatever you may need that falls within my realm-- setting up meetings with faculty, general questions I may be able to help with (or direct to the correct person), clothing orders, forms, etc… My door is always open to you…….as long as it is during normal business hours. 

Jennifer’s Bio:
Raised: North Judson, Indiana (nearest large town: Valparaiso, IN—Chicago, IL within a 2 hour drive)

Married with two daughters. One daughter is currently entering her freshman year at Oklahoma Christian University (http://www.oc.edu/) and the other in her junior year in high school. We are a homeschool family. The one entering college graduated from homeschooling and the one in high school is still homeschooled. We use a DVD based curriculum, which allows her father and I to work during the day and I go home and grade papers and give tests/quizzes in the evening. It is a very good program and both of our kids have excelled in it.