SLU AT Summer Field Experience Spotlight - John Hersey High School, Arlington Heights, Illinois
By: Erin Fabbri (SLU MAT Class of 2019)
My summer field experience is at John Hersey High School. I am getting a lot of experience with all different sports teams, which has been a great learning experience thus far. From injury prevention, to stretching and rehabilitation I have gotten a lot of hands on experience with the athletes.
My preceptor, Ric Bacon, ATC quickly facilitated my adjustment to Hersey’s athletic training room. He is a great preceptor with allowing me to practice my skills and always teaching me new techniques. I am grateful I chose Hersey for the summer because I truly enjoy the high school setting and this summer is allowing me to be more comfortable with my skills. Ric has a strong passion for the high school athletes and goes above and beyond for them. Hersey is a great environment because all of the athletes are very motivated.
I am looking forward to the rest of the summer at Hersey because I know I will learn more. At the end of this summer I will be more confident in my rehabilitation and evaluation skills. Everything I learn this summer will benefit me in the fall at another high school in St. Louis.
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.