April 06, 2024

SLU AT Student Enjoys a High School Rotation with a SLU AT Program Alumn

By: Krystal Kohensky (MAT Class of 2025)

In attending my clinical site this spring at Rockwood Summit High School, associated with Mercy Sports Medicine(@FollowMercy), I serve as the only Saint Louis University Athletic Training student. My preceptor, Tony Mosello ATC(@MoselloATC), creates a lot of opportunities for me to work directly with the athletes. Beginning in January, mid-season, for the winter sports was a hard adjustment as high school and college environments are extremely different. However, this transition allowed me a ton of opportunities to indulge in new information and the Rockwood Summit faculty and staff were stoked to have me present, which made the transition much easier.

Now, two months in, I have been able to adjust, and enjoy working in the high school environment. Spring sports just started, so to say Tony and I have been busy with athletes would be an understatement. Summit has a wide variety of spring sports including but not limited to baseball, soccer, lacrosse, and water polo.  Oftentimes you can find Tony and I riding the golf cart jumping from practice to practice until games start. Working with Tony this spring will be a great experience for my professional development as I will get to experience a wide variety of sports that I currently have not yet experienced. Additionally, this experience will assist my growth as I will be able to interact with as many athletes as I feel comfortable with. Overall, I have really enjoyed working at Rockwood Summit High School so far and am grateful for the opportunities not only Tony, but the entire Summit community has given me. I can’t wait to see what else the semester has in store.

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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