SLU AT Clinical Site Spotlight - University City High School
By: Claire Love (MAT Class of 2024)
For my first clinical rotation this fall I have been at University City High School with my Preceptor Ashley Jenkins, CES, LAT, ATC. University City High school is a mid-sized high school nestled in between Clayton and Ladue. My preceptor, athletic director, coaches and athletes have all welcomed me with open arms creating such an incredible learning environment.
Fall sports are in full swing and we see our athletic training room full of athletes day in and day out. While things have been busy, every day I feel like I am able to build trusting and caring relationships with the athletes, which has largely been modeled by my preceptor Ashley. Most days I help tape athletes and assist in applying different modalities to athletes so that they can get out to games or practices. I also spend a great deal of time walking athletes through their specific rehabilitation programs making sure they are using proper form to maximize the benefits of rehab. As we are learning more in class and I get more comfortable I also have started taking history of patients and getting the initial parts of the evaluation process started.
Everyday I feel like my skills and knowledge are being put to the test and I am learning and growing every single day. I am looking forward to the rest of the semester and all the ways I will continue to grow.
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.