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 Clinical Site Spotlight - Missouri Baptist University
Baptist University – Home of the Spartans!
Orf (SLU MAT Class of 2013)
This year, I
get the opportunity to do my clinical practicum at Missouri Baptist
University. MBU is an NAIA college that
houses 12 different sports. The Athletic
Training staff is comprised of the head athletic trainer, Meredith Dill ATC,
assistant athletic trainers Jamie Herron ATC and Mike Nolan ATC, and Graduate
assistants Amy Hampton ATC and Michelle Crocker ATC. However, due to my commitments as a collegiate
athlete at Saint Louis University, I worked primarily with Jamie with the Men’s
and Women’s Soccer teams and will be working with Men’s and Women’s Lacrosse in
Jamie Herron ATC and SLU AT student Hilary Orf (MAT Class of 2013) on the sidelines at MBU
semester has been quite the learning experience. My day started with the incessant ringing of
my alarm clock at 4:10am so that I could be at MBU by 5am to set up for
practice. Practice ran from 6-8, and
then it was straight to classes, before attending my own practice in the
afternoons. Thank goodness Jamie and I
get along as well as we do! She’s always
open to my nonstop questions. The entire
staff has been more than welcoming to me, especially since I’m the first SLU AT
student to be placed at MBU. This fall I
was the only student, but I get 5 AT students who are in their first professional
year in the spring and I’m excited to see what’s to come for my last semester
as an Athletic Training student!
This is one of a series of posts by the Saint Louis University Athletic Training students featuring their clinical site and their preceptors. The number, quality and diversity of clinical instruction are major assets for the SLU AT Program.