The Saint Louis University Athletic Training Program in the Doisy College of Health Sciences is a graduate professional program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education. In accordance with the Jesuit mission, which recognizes the dignity of all persons, the program seeks to develop competent practitioners who act for the good of the public, recognize the value of interprofessional practice, and who seek opportunities to serve the disadvantaged.
SLU AT Student Gets a Wide Variety of Experience with AthletiCo in Chicago
A Summer of Learning and Inspiration By: Mary Finkenkeller (SLU MAT Class of 2013)
Tony McCormick ATC with Mary Finkenkeller (SLU MAT Class of 2013)
past 2 months, I have been an intern for AthletiCo in Oak Park Illinois. AthletiCo is a Chicago based company that
offers health care services at over 70 clinics in the area and is a fantastic
company to work for. This company is the
single largest employer of athletic trainers in the country, and also employs
physical therapists, occupational therapists, and massage therapists. Athletic trainers employed by AthletiCo are
working in clinics, high schools, universities, professional sports, club
sports, and US sports. I have had the
pleasure of working with Athletic Trainer Tony McCormick, who works both in the
Oak Park AthletiCo clinic and at Fenwick High School. Tony has been an athletic trainer at the
university level and the high school level, as well as a college professor,
which makes him the perfect clinical instructor for any student.
time with him and AthletiCo, I have been given countless opportunities for
experiences and learning. Tony is very
well known within the company, and he also has countless connections outside
the company. He has introduced me into
fields that I am interested in like the performing arts, volleyball, and
rugby. He has also provided me with
opportunities in the clinical setting that I never expected, like working with
work conditioning patients, observing functional capacity evaluations, and
assisting in physical screens at a local high school. He really enjoys teaching and working with
students, and has been an amazing mentor and clinical instructor for the past 2
months. He will continue to be an
inspiration to me and to all young professionals who know him.
Students in the Saint Louis University Athletic Training Education Program have a required internship in the summer between their two professional years in the program. This blog post details a student's reflection on their internship experience.