SLU AT Clinical Site Spotlight - Westminster Christian Academy
By: Jose Blanco (MAT Class of 2021) and Brittany Risko (MAT Class of 2022)
This semester we have had the excellent opportunity of doing our clinical education together at Westminster Christian Academy. We have the pleasure of learning from Katherine Love, MAT, ATC, a SLU alum who works for Mercy Sports Medicine, and so far we have enjoyed our time here at Westminster. Westminster boasts high quality facilities, numerous sports and a welcoming community. Due to the sheer size of the campus we see a volume of athletes seeking help whether with prevention, rehab, or just to chat making the experience all the better. The staff are friendly, and the athletes are respectful and fun to be around.
This semester Jose started with Brittany who had been at Westminster in the fall. This spring we have managed to become a good team and work efficiently every day. So far, this is the semester that Jose feels that he has learned the most and it has only been half of it. He is looking forward to keep learning for the rest of this semester through graduation. Being in her second semester at Westminster Christian Academy Brittany has enjoyed continuing her clinical education here. It is crazy that the spring semester is already halfway over. She has had a great time working with Jose and bringing him into the Westminster Community.
Westminster and Katherine this semester have afforded some great opportunities. We have seen the women’s and men’s varsity basketball teams win the district champions this year and I had the opportunity to travel to the state championships with our men’s basketball team in Springfield MO where they placed 2nd at the State Championship.
In all Westminster Christian Academy and Katherine have provide a great atmosphere for our clinical education. The faculty, students, athletes, and community together are supportive and provide plenty of opportunities to learn inside and outside of athletic training.
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.