SLU AT Clinical Site Spotlight - Affton High School
By: Jordan Hyink (MAT Class of 2023)
Affton High School is the perfect clinical site for those who want to work with all types of sports and athletes. You are able to work with every sport including both girl’s and boy’s basketball, wrestling, volleyball. It gives you a wide variety of experience throughout they semester show casing a wide variety of injuries.
Becky Stigen ATC is the preceptor for this site and she allows her students to do everything and anything they are comfortable with. This gives you the freedom to really become fully hands on and learn as much as possible in the short amount of time that you are there. She always wants the best for her students and athletes so she always watches over you to ensure the best outcomes.
She wants her students to leave feeling confident in themselves. Throughout my time with her my confidence has increased exponentially and I feel like I am turning into the Athletic Trainer I hoped to be. If you are looking for a place to really increase your confidence in your skills and abilities, Affton is the place for you.
This is one of a series of posts by the Saint Louis University Athletic Training students featuring their clinical site and their preceptors. The number, quality and diversity of clinical instruction are major assets for the SLU AT Program.