April 30, 2024

SLU AT Student Empowered During Basketball Season

By: Yu-Heng (Stanley) Hu (MAT Class of 2024)

    My time at Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville has been exceptional. This semester, I started my clinical experience at SIUE. Even though it is a 30-minute commute from SLU, it is totally worth it. As SIUE is an NCAA Division 1 college, many athletes come to the training room every day, providing me with a great opportunity to practice and gain hands-on experience. This is also my first time being with a D1 basketball team, which is an exciting experience watching and assisting in high-intensity games. Additionally, I have gained confidence in my clinical skills, such as assessing injuries, making treatment decisions, and conducting rehabilitation with athletes, because my preceptor Lupe and other athletic trainers at SIUE trust me to perform. Overall, I am grateful for such a valuable clinical experience in my final semester.

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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