October 30, 2022

SLU AT Student Values Learning from Multiple Preceptors at Lutheran HS South

SLU AT Clinical Site Spotlight - Lutheran High School South
By: Lauren Swords (MAT Class of 2023)

This semester my clinical rotation has been at Lutheran South with SSM Health Sports Medicine Athletic Trainers Cara Bowton ATC (SLU alum) and Laura Shellaberger ATC. It has been super fun and unique to get to learn from two preceptors. I am mostly working with football, volleyball, soccer, cross country, and softball. It’s been nice to be back in the high school setting after almost a year.

So far I have been practicing my skills in rehab and evaluation. We have had some significant acute and chronic injuries, so I am excited to be seeing a spectrum. For our rehab, I am getting to work closely with athletes as they strengthen their bodies each day. I am getting to see return to play in these athletes as well so its great to witness the full circle. 

I very much appreciate how hands-on I’ve been this semester and look forward to gaining more experience and confidence as the year continues.  

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.

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