May 03, 2013

SLU AT Clinical Site Spotlight - Missouri Baptist University

Missouri Baptist University - Home of the Spartans!
By:  Heather Koch and Dre Auclair (SLU MAT Class of 2014)

Here at Missouri Baptist University something is always going on. MBU, home of the Spartans, is an NAIA Division I school with 3 full time Athletic Trainers, 2 graduate Assistant Athletic Trainers, 2 student workers, and 6 Saint Louis University students this semester. With such a large staff,  when you are in need of some assistance there is no doubt someone can help you in the Athletic Training room.

Missouri Baptist University Athletic Trainers, who serve as preceptors for the SLU AT program.
Missouri Baptist University is constantly growing and changing. The Student Recreation Center was finished in October of 2012 which houses the new and improved Athletic Training room, fitness center, coaches and sports information offices, as well as the gym and indoor track. In the fall of 2013, they will implement their first ever football program. There is so much construction at MBU to accompany this growth. They are building an additional dorm and bookstore to accommodate future students. Each SLU AT student has had a varying, fulfilling experience as a result of the ever changing environment and work load.

Each student’s experience has been a result of the preceptor. Every preceptor at Missouri Baptist University has had a different experience and varying knowledge to offer each student. With so many preceptors, hours vary and schedules are flexible to ensure students get the exact experience they desire.The setting also has multiple modalities and a vast supply of rehabilitation equipment to help expand each student’s knowledge and skill set.    

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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