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APTA Clinical Instructor Education & Credentialing Program

This voluntary program is designed for physical therapists and physical therapist assistants interested in or involved with clinical education. The course involves 12 hours of interactive classroom experience and a 3 hour Assessement Center.

The program addresses issues of the relationship between the academic program, site, and students; planning and preparing for students during their clinical education experiences; developing learning experiences and supporting ongoing learning through questioning and effective feedback; identifying legal, regulatory and ADA implications for clinical educators; and identifying and managing exceptional students and students with problems in clinical education.

The Assessment Center provides each PT/PTA participant with the opportunity to apply information learned during the program to six simulated situations.

More information about the program, including a schedule of courses being offered nationwide, is available on the APTA’s website.

Upcoming Courses:

September 18-19, 2010 – Pittsburgh, PA
October 30-31, 2010 – Charleston, WV
November 20-21, 2010 – Morgantown, WV