Our experience at Fontbonne University has been very rewarding. We have had the pleasure of learning from my preceptor, SLU Alum Ann Schmerbauch MAT, ATC, and two graduate assistant Athletic Trainers who completed their Athletic Training programs at Mizzou. Since Ann is the only full-time AT at Fontbonne, We have been able to engage in clinical practice with a variety of sports teams.
This has granted us the opportunity to learn and take on new challenges from different athletes. We have learned how to do a lot with a little in terms of AT resources and I have learned the importance of gaining positive relationships with athletes. At Fontbonne, we are provided with a lot of hands-on time with athletes implementing rehab protocols, using therapeutic modalities, and practicing manual techniques.
My experience at Fontbonne has been awesome. I feel very confident in my skillsets at this point of my journey as an Athletic Training Student. Being at Fontbonne has given me the opportunity to learn and grow even more in preparation for the BOC exam. Ann provides me with a lot of hands-on time with athletes and is always encouraging me to take on new challenges.