September 29, 2014

SLU AT Students Get an NCAA Division I Experience at SIU-Edwardsville

SLU AT Program Clinical Site Spotlight - Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville
By: Kayla Kelley and Chris Miller (MAT Class of 2015)

SLU AT student Kayla Kelley with Ben Heimos ATC (left) and Ryan Salerno ATC (right)
Located just twenty miles or so northeast of St. Louis, Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville (SIUE) is a medium sized Division I University with eight sports for men and eight for women. We are currently placed with men’s and women’s soccer under the direct supervision of James Mays MS, ATC and Ben Heimos MAT, ATC, CSCS. The SIUE Department of Athletics has treated us like another member of their team, creating an environment conducive to learning.

SLU AT student Chris Miller with James Mays ATC
The Athletic Training facilities are topnotch with excellent resources at our disposal and the staff are willing to go out of their way to show us what they have learned throughout their years of experience. We cannot imagine a more fitting clinical placement as we finish our last year in SLU’s Athletic Training Program and we are very thankful for such an amazing opportunity. While we are still in the height of our seasons, we are looking forward to the many opportunities to come as we transition to our winter sports.

This is one of a series of posts by the Saint Louis University Athletic Training students featuring their clinical site and their preceptors. The number, quality and diversity of clinical instruction are major assets for the SLU AT Program.

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