So last semester I was placed offsite for my clinical placement. I was assigned with two of the local high schools, Patrick Henry and John Battle. This semester I am back on campus and I am assigned to woman’s basketball and softball. The primary sports I was with when I was offsite with Bre were football and volleyball which was pretty fun. That would have to be the main difference between the two clinical placements. Football is a lot more demanding than basketball and softball since it is a high volume contact sport so I dealt with more injuries there than I have here so far on campus. Another difference I would have to say is the types of athletes I was around. There is definitely a clear difference between the high school athlete and the college athlete, I guess you could say they are less “needy” than college athletes because they’re just focused on having fun and playing the sport. Some of the athletes wouldn’t even want to be evaluated after getting injured which is pretty much your typical high school athlete. Another challenge I faced was that Bre rarely gave treatments during the times I was scheduled with her because her treatment times were scheduled during the times I had class. What I enjoyed the most about being offsite is being back in the high school setting, the environment was just very laid back. As for what I am enjoying about my clinical placement this semester I would have to just being around the game of basketball since I am a basketball fan and the woman’s team is doing really well this year! Softball is just starting to get going which should be enjoyable. Other than the sports I am with, being back in the clinic is refreshing also because I get to showcase the athletic training skills I’ve learned so far, learn new skills from the certified athletic trainers, and freshen up on certain skills like taping. Just getting reacquainted to being in the clinic setting was the biggest challenge for me so far this semester. Overall I really enjoyed being offsite and I am currently enjoying my clinical placement for this semester. Each of these experiences allowed me to experience athletic training from two different point of views, high school and collegiate. And this week I obtained 4 attempts and 0 masteries towards my clinical packet.
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