April 30, 2024

SLU AT Student Embraces Clinical Opportunities

By: Lauren Smith (MAT Class of 2024)

    My clinical rotation at Alton High School has been going great so far this semester. My preceptor Andy Renner ATC, LAT, gives me a lot of freedom to evaluate athletes, provide treatment, and take athletes through therapeutic exercises. I am also very fortunate to have access to various therapeutic modalities like Marc Pro, cupping, and Graston tools. All the opportunities that have been provided to me have allowed me to adapt and get creative with my skillset. There is always the chance to grow in my knowledge and skills when I am at Alton, which has been beneficial as I prepare for my future as a clinician. I am very grateful for Andy and the dynamic we share. I am looking forward to the rest of the semester as spring sports start up and the many more learning experiences to come.  

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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