By Marissa Uecker (MAT Class of 2024)
My summer field experience with the Purdue University football team has been a great learning opportunity. I am practicing many skills learned in the classroom including modality treatments, injury evaluations, taping, and manual therapy. I have also learned several new skills such as developing plans of care, using advanced therapeutic modalities like Hivamat, and applications for vision training with Senaptec strobe glasses.
My latest clinical experience has significantly impacted my professional development. I have been able to practice and refine previously learned skills, put new tools in my toolbox, and build my confidence. My preceptor, Alyse King, and the Purdue Sports Medicine staff have created a positive learning environment in which I can be creative and excel. I am grateful to Purdue University and the SLU AT Program for providing this professional development opportunity.
This is one of a series of posts authored by students enrolled in the Saint Louis University Athletic Training Program. The number of clinical sites, the quality and diversity of the clinical experience opportunities, and the contemporary expertise of our preceptors are strengths of the CAATE Accredited SLU AT Program.