Josh Harris (MAT Class of 2015)
|Josh Harris (center) with Demeisha Crawford and Josh Yanzer at MoBap vs Lindenwood-Belleville Soccer game.|
Brad Bunten, Brandi Burgett, Erika Cook and Rachel Spika (MAT Class of 2016)
We were not exactly sure what to expect when we arrived at Missouri Baptist University for our first day of clinical rotations. Being PY1s and having never been out on clinical rotations before, this was going to be a new experience for all of us. Our preceptors, Craig Zurliene ATC and Ashley Broughton ATC, quickly got us acclimated to the daily rigors of what it is like for an NAIA football team going through their first ever football season.
While it can be a struggle working with a team that does not even have their own field, we have gained an immense understanding of the fact that athletic trainers always need to be the ones that are organized and able to adapt to changing situations.
|Ashley Broughton ATC, Erika Cook, Rachel Spika, Brad Bunten, Brandi Burgett, Emily Lawrence ATC and Craig Zurliene ATC|
The first ever season of Spartan football has been nothing shy of action-packed for us as athletic training students. So far we have seen everything from shoulder injuries to foot fractures, knee sprains to dislocated fingers, and the ever-classic ankle sprain. This being our first year in the professional phase of the program, we are lacking in some of the skills required to evaluate and treat these injuries when they occur. But as of now, it has been extremely beneficial for our learning to simply be surrounded by all of these different types of injuries.
Additionally, our preceptors are great at answering any questions we may have, and they are always willing to provide us with supervised instruction. Overall, our experience at Missouri Baptist University has been a positive one and has been very beneficial in our development as athletic training students.