CONCORD – A High Point University student from Concord scored an internship with the Carolina Panthers during the team’s recent training camp. Lexi Dixon, a rising senior, is serving as an athletic training intern.
Dixon is assisting in field setup and break down, providing first aid care, ensuring players were well hydrated and assisting in post-practice evaluations and treatments.
Even while working with players such as Luke Kuechly, she is confident in providing quality care because of the preparation she’s received through her coursework at HPU.
“The Athletic Training department has helped me not only learn the material, but become a patient-centered clinician,” says Dixon, who worked with the linebackers. “This is done through the roughly 230 clinical hours we do a semester. HPU helped me be confident in my knowledge of the field and really helped me to make a lasting impression with the Carolina Panthers.”
Dixon connected with this opportunity through her professors at HPU, Dr. Yum Nguyen and Dr. Nancy Groh, who helped her land the internship through networking.