December 14, 2012

SLU AT Clinical Site Spotlight - Vianney High School

St. John Vianney High School - Home of the Griffins!
By: Kelly Peck & AJ Vandervorste (SLU MAT Class of 2014)

St. John Vianney High School is a private, Catholic, college-preparatory school located off highway 44 in St. Louis, MO about 15 minutes away from the SLU med campus. Vianney prides itself in building young men spiritually, academically and personally, while also providing an athletic environment rich in success and tradition. It was clear from the beginning of our clinical experience that this was an institution operated with class and consistency. The faculty and coaching staff of Vianney gave us a very warm welcome on the first day, and almost everyone came up and introduced themselves. Athletic director Terry Cochran leads the Griffins with the intent of always improving Vianney as a whole. During our time here, Coach Cochran was able to remodel the athletic training room, which greatly improved the quality of treatment administered by us and our preceptor, Kacey Chamness, ATC. Kacey has raised our expectations and outlook on the athletic training profession, as well as become a great friend to each of us. Kacey has experienced an admirable amount of success in her career as an athletic trainer due to her approachable, confident and kind nature, which has left a lasting impression on our budding athletic training career. Kacey, Coach Cochran, and the Vianney faculty, coaching staff, and players could not have been more welcoming, and made us proud to call ourselves Griffins this fall.

SLU AT student Kelly Peck tapes a soccer player's ankle at Vianney HS.
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.

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