November 06, 2017

SLU AT Students Advocate for Athletic Training in the St. Louis Community at HealthyU

SCI-FEST/HealthyU at the St. Louis Science Center
By: Hannah Daily (SLU MAT Class of 2020)

This past weekend, on Saturday November 4th, students in the St. Louis University Athletic Training Society (SLATS) volunteered their time to show the St. Louis community what AT is all about during the annual Healthy U event at the St. Louis Science Center. SLATS plus hundreds of other professionals got the chance to engage with local families to teach them a more about the many health care fields. 
Healthy U is a part of the SCI-FEST series of educational programs and events. At HealthyU, we set up a return to play obstacle course including mini-hurdles, an agility ladder, cones and a balance component to finish it off. For parents, there was a raffle for four free SLU Billkens Men's Basketball tickets.

This experience was a fun and interactive way to show what the field of athletic training is all about. Our students also got to meet other athletic trainers around the area which was a great source of networking! Even though the kids didn’t quite follow the rules of our obstacle course, it was a great time teaching them about the Athletic Training profession.

Overall, this experience at Healthy U was a positive one and I am excited to see SLATS participate again next year.

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