July 25, 2023

SLU AT Student has incredible experience with Racing Louisville FC

By Caroline Miller (MAT Class of 2024)

For my summer field experience I got the incredible opportunity to grow my clinical skills with Racing Louisville FC. My time with the club the past few weeks has been nothing but a positive experience. I get to collaborate with my preceptor Tara Condon and assistant athletic trainer Izzy Clarke to provide the best care possible, but have also got to meet other amazing staff that have also been a huge part of improving my clinical skills.

This experience has helped grow my professional skills in numerous ways, from patient care to running an athletic training room. Skills I specifically struggled to pick up in class, I have been able to better understand and integrate into treatment plans for our athletes. I have also been able to get a glimpse of the aspects it takes to run an athletic training facility and what it is like being able to care for such a high level of athlete. My time with Racing Louisville has not been long, but I am looking forward to the next 6 weeks. I am forever grateful for being given the opportunity to complete my summer field experience here and have experiences that I will never forget. A huge thank you to the staff of Racing Louisville and the SLU athletic training department for making this amazing experience come to fruition.

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.

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