Washington University in St. Louis
|Home of the Bears!|
My clinical assignment for this fall is Washington University and my clinical instructor is Kellie Black . Kellie is a legendary SLU student and athletic trainer. I believe she graduated from the Saint Louis University Athletic Training program at the top of her class, and it certainly shows. Not only is she smart, she also creates a fun atmosphere in the athletic training room. During busy weeks, Kellie is outwardly calm and organized. (Meanwhile her mind is quickly organizing millions of floating thoughts) She presents herself professionally on a daily basis and always looks the part. She has a gentle nature with her athletes and is perceptive when feeling tender areas of pain. She is also personal and likes to take her time listening to her athlete's stories and descriptions of their injuries. Most athletes will describe their experience with Kellie in the athletic training room more like being in a doctor's office one-on-one than in a busy athletic training room. With Kellie, every athlete holds great priority on her list. She makes a smelly athletic training room shine with her radiating enthusiasm and optimistic disposition.
|Kellie Black ATC (left) with SLU AT student Katie Schneebeck (right)|