SLU AT Summer Field Experience Spotlight - Nutriformance/Athletic Republic
By: Mike Milek (SLU MAT Class of 2018)
This summer I have the opportunity to have my summer field experience with Heidi Frey, MA, ATC, CSCS and Randy Leopando, BS, FMS, CSCS at Nutriformance/Athletic Republic here in St. Louis. So far, it has been a great experience, as this is the setting I see myself in once I graduate.
Throughout my day at Nutriformance/Athletic Republic, I get a variety of experiences. On the Athletic Republic side of things, I have the opportunity to shadow many of the performance trainers as the they take athletes through the variable classes that are offered throughout the day including agility, speed, and functional strengthening. Along with shadowing, I help with dynamic warm ups before classes and with active recovery during the sessions. On the Nutriformance side, I have been able to shadow personal training sessions and have been able to help Heidi in evaluating athletes.
Students in the Saint Louis University Athletic Training Program have an immersive field experience in the summer between their two professional years in the program. This blog post details a student's reflection on their experience.