Who is your primary preceptor this semester? How do you feel about your placement? What are you excited about, nervous for, etc? What do you hope you will gain from this experience?
This semester, my primary preceptor is Melissa Davis! I am very excited for my placement, so far working with the women’s basketball team has been very fun. Basketball is probably my second favorite sport, behind baseball, so I actually have an interest in the sport, which makes it the experience more enjoyable. I am also looking forward to working with the women’s softball team this semester, I am sure it is going to be very fun as well. Working with two women sports teams is going to be a unique experience for me. I would say that the one thing I am both excited and nervous for this semester is the rehab project. I am looking forward to this experience because it is an opportunity for me to showcase the skills and knowledge I have gained throughout the Athletic Training Program, thus far. Additionally, this is something I have never done before, which means that there will also be a lot of opportunities for me to learn new skills and information. However, because this is something I have never done before, so I am also nervous, this particular hands on experience is unfamiliar to me and there is a chance of failure. Still, I am fully prepared to take on this valuable experience for what it is worth, in order to benefit from it as much as possible. As a Junior in the Athletic Training Program, I am now expected to be a lot more involved so I hope to gain a lot of hands on experience from this clinical course. Due to this being a hands on setting, I would like to gain more in depth experience on injury evaluations, as well as therapeutic interventions, experience that I may not be able to obtain from a lecture style class. From this experience I would also hope to learn the professional aspects of Athletic Training, in terms of networking and communication, with coworkers and athletes. This week I obtained 5 attempts and 0 masteries towards my clinical packet.