October 22, 2016

SLU AT Student Gets Experience with Multiple Preceptors and Sports with SLU Athletics

SLU AT Clinical Site Spotlight - Saint Louis University Athletics
By: Michael Milek (SLU MAT Class of 2018)

My clinical site for this semester is with Saint Louis University Athletics. SLU is an NCAA Division I school in the Atlantic 10 Conference, so there is plenty to do with all the fall sports in full go and the winter/spring sports starting to practice for their respective seasons.  I have the opportunity to work with Jonathan Burch ATC and all of the other 4 athletic trainers in the Chaifetz Arena Athletic Training Facility learning from each of them. I have been able work and treat athletes from the men's and women’s soccer teams, men's and women’s basketball teams, the volleyball team, and the field hockey team. 
While at SLU, I also access to the top of line modalities, including laser, and have had a ton of opportunities to use them. The best thing so far has been being able to the first-hand experience of working with the athletes and the athletic trainers. I have been able to interact with such high level athletes and be able to have an impact on their performance and if they are injured, their rehabilitation. It has been a very interesting and worthwhile experience so far.

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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