December 07, 2013

SLU AT Clinical Site Spotlight - Christian Brothers College High School

Christian Brothers College High School- Home of the Cadets!
By: Emily Costabile and Tony Mosello (MAT Class of 2015)
This semester we have had the opportunity to be at Christian Brothers College High School, known as “CBC”, with athletic trainer Kristen Jeans ATC from Excel Sports and Physical Therapy.  CBC is located in Town and Country, MO, only 20 minutes from SLU’s campus.  Under Kristen’s supervision, we have worked with a variety of teams in our four months here, seeing injuries in football, cross country, soccer, wrestling and basketball.  With five soccer teams, four football teams, and five basketball teams, the athletic training room has been a very busy place.  From the beginning we were welcomed warmly by the coaches, administrative staff, and most importantly, the student athletes.  Almost immediately, we were viewed as vital parts of the athletics staff, helping us to gain confidence both on the field and in the athletic training room.

Tony Mosello, Kristen Jeans ATC and Emily Costabile
The Cadets had great success this season in a variety of sports.  Among the great accomplishments were the varsity football team finishing as a state quarter finalist and the varsity soccer team clinching the district championship!  We had the opportunity to travel with the teams, going as far as Jefferson City, MO for a varsity football game against Helias High School. 

With great success this season came a variety of challenges in the athletic training room.  From taping ankles, to evaluations, to rehab duties, we were always seeing and learning something new.  With the semester coming to a close the traffic going in and out of the athletic training room has slowed significantly, but we are coming away with a great deal of new skills and a better understanding of what it takes to be an athletic trainer.  We have greatly enjoyed our time at CBC and will always hold a special place in our hearts for the Cadets.

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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