July 09, 2015

SLU AT Student Finds a Welcoming Community at Vianney High School

SLU AT Summer Field Experience Spotlight - St. John Vianney High School, St. Louis, Missouri
By: Krystin Haas (SLU MAT Class of 2016)

I have been at Saint John Vianney High School now for a little over three weeks. I have enjoyed my time here so far, as it is a wonderful environment to be in. The coaching staff is very friendly in all sports I have dealt with, along with all of the other staff at the school. They were welcoming from day one, which makes coming into a new place a little bit easier. It also makes me a little more confident that they will trust me and encourage my learning. My preceptor is Tim Trupiano ATC and he has also been a wonderful help thus far. He is very knowledgeable and encourages learning, as well as instilling a sense of trust in myself. I believe that him being so comfortable with letting me do anything from the get go, helps the coaches and athletes trust me more. 

The dynamic of an all boys, catholic high school is slightly different than that of a public coed school, so it is different than what I have experienced before. The summer time is also different at a high school because you are caring for camps, where you get to see little kids at too. This broadens the area of learning to a whole other age group. I look forward to finishing the summer here and am glad that I have gotten this experience.

Students in the Saint Louis University Athletic Training Program have a required field experience in the summer between their two professional years in the program.  This blog post details a student's reflection on their experience.

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