Summer Internship Blog Post - St. Xavier High SchoolBy: Stuart Plamp (MAT Class of 2015)
This summer I have been fortunate enough to have my internship at my Alma Mater, Saint Xavier High School, in Louisville Kentucky. Working with athletic trainers Danny McDonald ATC and R.J. Romero ATC, we have had a fantastic time working with athletes at the various camps that Saint Xavier hosts over the summer.
|RJ Romero, Stuart Plamp and Danny McDonald|
The campers, ranging in age from incoming 1st graders to incoming 9th graders, have enjoyed working with coaches to better their skills in football, basketball, wrestling, baseball, lacrosse, tennis, and cross country. This has given me a chance to get experience covering a wide variety of sports. It has also been great working with many of the coaches and teachers that I had during my time as a student athlete at Saint Xavier. We are lucky enough to have well equipped training rooms and athletic facilities at the school as well.
I have had a fantastic time honing my skills and learning new ones at Saint Xavier, and I am sad to see it ending in the near future. Summer camps are nearly over, but I have will have the chance to work with the high school students when football practice starts in July. I cannot wait to use the knowledge I have learned this summer at my new clinical site in the fall.
Students in the Saint Louis University Athletic Training 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.