April 06, 2017

SLU AT Student Appreciates Experience with Preceptor at Westminster Christian Academy

SLU AT Clinical Site Spotlight - Westminster Christian Academy
By: Collin Peterson (MAT Class of 2017)

My experience at Westminster Christian Academy has given me the valuable insight and experience of what working in the high school setting looks like. My preceptor, Hilary Orf MAT, ATC, has taught me the preparation and energy needed to balance the health care coverage for multiple teams. Covering soccer, baseball, track, lacrosse, and volleyball teams this spring has taught me how to prioritize responsibilities and account for injury risk. Everyday I get the chance to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of a variety of athletes with a wide array of musculoskeletal conditions.

As someone who wants to work in the high school setting after graduation, learning from a recent graduate who works in my desired setting has prepared me well for the challenges ahead of me when I enter the professional athletic training world.

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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