April 30, 2024

SLU AT Student Expands Clinical Abilities With Mentorship From Alumni

By: Marissa Uecker (MAT Class of 2024)

    My clinical assignment with Pattonville High School has been a great learning experience. My
preceptor, Alex Hubbs, has given me the opportunity to expand and develop my skills through
hands-on practice with injury evaluations, therapeutic intervention, and patient education. Alex
treats me almost as if I am a third certified athletic trainer at Pattonville. He gives me the
autonomy to make clinical decisions regarding rehab and injury evaluations and provides
feedback to help me learn and grow. This experience has significantly impacted my professional
development. While challenging, this incredible opportunity has helped me build confidence in
myself and prepared me to start my career as an athletic trainer. Alex Hubbs, Emily Haley, and
the Pattonville staff have all been wonderful to interact with, creating an overall positive learning
environment. I am grateful to Pattonville 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.

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