SLU AT Clinical Site Spotlight - Maryville University Athletics
By: Jordan Hyink (MAT Class of 2023)
During my clinical experience this semester at Maryville University, I have had the pleasure of learning from preceptor Austin DeBoer ATC. Austin works mainly with women’s soccer, men’s wrestling, and swim/dive during the course of the school year. However, I also get to experience many of the other 15 men’s and women’s sports that Maryville has while spending time in the athletic training room during the day. I have been exposed to the ins and outs of working at the NCAA D2 college level and I have gotten an in-depth look at what a future in college sports could look like.
My clinical experience with women’s soccer has been a wonderful time. The team, coaches, and other ATs have made me feel very welcomed and include me in all team activities helping me build professional relationships with all parties. I have been able to learn new taping/bracing techniques, IASTM techniques, and quick emergency care on the field. Austin has been wonderful at explaining all the different rules of soccer and what that means for treating different types of injuries (on-field vs on the side-lines). It has been a very good educational experience thus far and I am excited for all the future experiences that I will have the opportunity to observe/participate in while at Maryville and working with Austin.
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.