SLU AT Summer Field Experience Spotlight - Nutriformance, Frontenac, MO
By: Brian Leach (SLU MAT Class of 2019)
When considering options, I started thinking about what I wanted to do for my summer field experience. I thought about going out of state and even out of country at first. However, after talking with my wife, we decided leaving the area would not be the best of ideas considering we have a newborn son now. So, I started looking around the Saint Louis area for opportunities. There were quite a few great opportunities to choose from.
Nutriformance in Frontenac, MO was the best choice for me. Nutriformance offers a wide range of services including, but not limited to, personal training, physical therapy, and nutrition coaching from registered dietitians. Nutriformance has been dedicated to their client’s health and wellness since 1997 with no signs of slowing down.
Although I am not technically part of the formal staff at Nutriformance, they have made me feel as though I am a part of their team with a near seamless integration. Since beginning the summer field experience, I have been helping the strength and conditioning coaches provide excellent guidance to young athletes from around the greater St. Louis area. I have also been shadowing the athletic trainers on staff while they help athletes of all ages stay healthy for their sports.
I am very appreciative of the guidance I have received from the staff at Nutriformance. This really is turning out to be a fantastic experience.
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.