By: Maggie Cannatella (MAT Class of 2023)
I really enjoyed my first clinical experience at Rockwood Summit High School. Although it has only been about a month, I have already learned a lot from my preceptor, Mercy Sports Medicine Athletic Trainer and SLU Alum Tony Mosello MAT, ATC. This semester, I have learned about some injuries and clinical skills in class and gotten the chance to apply or see them in clinical.
As the school year progresses, I am excited to learn more about evals and other skills that I get to see Tony use every day. I have gotten the chance to help tape the athletes and practice modalities I have learned in class. So far, as I have become more comfortable, I have gotten to know some of the athletes at Rockwood Summit and started to develop relationships and establish trust.
The athletes, coaches, and staff have been nothing but welcoming and it has been a great environment to learn in. I am excited for the rest of the semester and for the opportunity to learn more about the profession of athletic training and to continue to learn in class and then apply that knowledge in clinical. I already have learned and seen so much, and I cannot wait to see what else is in store for the rest of the semester.
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.