April 27, 2018

SLU Pre-Professional AT Student Reunites with her High School AT's to Prepare for Professional Coursework

New AT Student Blog Post - Hannah Daily (SLU MAT Class of 2020)

I am a current junior in the SLU Athletic Training program. Throughout my past three years of the program I have engaged in numerous science courses including: organic chemistry, physics and exercise physiology. This program has allowed me to explore much of what SLU has to offer through sciences as well as elective courses in which I have been able to obtain a minor in Spanish and concentration in IPE. Before enduring the upcoming professional years of the program, I have also been able to enjoy the city of St. Louis in my spare time by going to countless festivals, tourist attractions and local eateries near campus. I have also been able to experience the MoATA conference and be a part of the SLATS executive board as class representative. Thus far this program has been challenging yet rewarding and this semester I have been able to get a taste of what the upcoming years have to offer.

During this spring semester I have been lucky enough to observe a few different clinical sites including: Webster Groves High School, NCAA Bowling and SLU Track and Field. These sites have helped to gear my idea as to what type of athlete I want to work with later on in life. In particular, over my spring break I was able to meet with Central Illinois athletic trainers Matt Munjoy ATC and Brie Cimino ATC who let me tag along during the week. Brie is the head athletic trainer at Central A&M high school where she has been able to form close relationships with her athletes as well as the great administrative staff and team coaches. She showed me the ropes of what it is like to be a certified athletic trainer and work with high school athletes during the after-school rush and long evenings at sporting events. Through this experience I formed great connections with Matt and Brie while learning about the small town high school experience. 

This was a great opportunity and I am looking forward to my last two years as a professional phase student in the SLU AT program.

This is one of a series of blog posts written by students entering the professional phase of the SLU AT Program as a part of MAT 3000 - AT Student Development II.

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