Athletic training students working in the NFL
LSU Athletic Training students work with the best of the best. Students complete clinical experiences in injury prevention, emergency care, clinical diagnosis, therapeutic intervention and rehabilitation of injuries and medical conditions. LSU's Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training is a flagship program in Louisiana and graduates from the program establish successful careers in secondary schools, colleges and universities, professional sports programs, sports medicine clinics, physician clinics and more.
See where four students interned this summer, and how their experience at LSU helped them excel there.
Dominique Richard, senior
Native of Zachary, La.
Interned for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Third clinical year
Graduates in May 2017
"My experiences at LSU greatly prepared me for my NFL internship," said Richard. "I have previously worked football and track, which both allowed me to see a variety of injuries. This helped me because I was able to have a better understanding and assist the professional athletes during their rehabilitation. In addition, I have gained a great work ethic by being in the Athletic Training program and that transferred over into my actions at my internship."
Joshua Paul, senior
Native of Lake Jackson, Tx.
Interned with the Houston Texans
"The LSU Athletic Training program has given me the necessary experience and training to thrive in the NFL," said Paul. "My time in the program has taught me the proper work ethic, clinical skills, and positive attitude that I needed be successful."
Levi Slack, junior
Native of West Monroe, La.
Second clinical year
Interned with the Chicago Bears
"My experience at LSU greatly prepared me for my internship," said Slack. "I definitely felt well equipped with my knowledge of different clinical skills and how to function in an athletic training room."
Native of Franklinton, La.
Interned with Arizona Cardinals
"LSU's Athletic Training program more than prepared me for my internship with the Arizona Cardinals," said Jennings. "The Athletic Training program teaches a variety of skills and techniques that are frequently used as an Athletic Trainer in the NFL. The way that our clinical program operates is very similar to that at the NFL level. It gave me skills and confidence to work at a high level with some of the best athletes in the world. LSU's athletic training clinical settings instills a strong work ethic in each student, and having that strong work ethic is imperative to being successful in the NFL environment."
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