Hello, my name is Peyton Brill, and I am a Muhlenberg High School senior in the Health Sports Medicine program at Reading Muhlenberg CTC. The reason I chose Health Sports Medicine is because I was always interested in the medical field. I am an athlete, so I really wanted to do something that involved athletes and sports.
In my junior year at RMCTC, we focused on hands-on skills. Such as taping, splinting, immobilizing, and the correct lifting form when working out. To supplement the information, I learn in the classroom, I am currently doing an internship with the athletic trainers at my high school. I have been provided with many opportunities to learn new things with them. Every Friday, I would have the opportunity to go to the football games and be on the sidelines with the athletic trainers, collegiate athletic training student interns, and the team physicians. On the sidelines, I got to experience many different types of injuries and how to treat them. I’ve also learned all the pre-game work that is involved with football games. I have seen how much work really goes into being an athletic trainer in the traditional high school setting.
After high school, I plan on attending college for athletic training and would also like to play basketball. I want to thank my RMCTC teacher, Dr. Raymond, for supporting and encouraging me with my classroom work as I balance my internship. I also want to thank Ashley Care, athletic trainer at Muhlenberg, for showing me all types of new experiences clinically and helping me along the way with answering questions about my field! With all of these experiences, I am now ready to pursue my passion!
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