April 10, 2024

SLU AT Student Refines Clinical Skills with STL City Academy

By: Caroline Miller (MAT Class of 2024)

For my final clinical experience, I was given the opportunity to further my athletic training skills with
STL City Academy teams. Going into this experience, I told preceptors Cam Cripe and Nate
Maynard my goals for my final rotation, and they have done nothing but help me achieve them. I am
given autonomy in everything I can do from creating rehab plans to evaluating field injuries. Rehab
especially was an aspect of athletic training that I went into this experience feeling unconfident in
and it has become an area that I feel extremely comfortable in. I have grown my skills in this area by
understanding why I select each exercise and knowing my goals for each stage of the process. 

Now that the academy spring season has started, I am now transitioning into experiencing game days
with the team. In a few weeks I am even traveling to an away game with the teams! I would like to
thank not only Cam and Nate, but the STL City Academy staff and athletes for warmly welcoming
me into the team and allowing me the space to continue to learn and refine my clinical skills.

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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