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Clinical Instructor Incentive Program

In 2015, the Division of Physical Therapy launched a program to provide benefits to PTs who regularly serve as clinical instructors (CIs) for our DPT students. The program was developed to provide access to professional development and continuing education opportunities to advance skills as a clinical instructor.

 Level 1

CIs who supervise at least one student in calendar year 2019 will be eligible for:

  • A courtesy clinical faculty appointment, which will allow access to the WVU Libraries’ physical and online resources.
  • Access to 1-hour online CEU courses. Two are currently available; more are in development.

 Level 2

CIs who supervise two students in calendar year 2019 will be eligible for:

  • Courtesy clinical faculty appointment as noted in Level 1.
  • Paid registration for the APTA’s Credentialed CI Program (Level 1 or Level 2/Advanced course) at the APTA member rate, OR
  • Reduced fee ($100 off) for one weekend continuing education course offered by the Division.

 Level 3

CIs who supervise three students in calendar year 2019 will be eligible for:

  • Courtesy clinical faculty appointment as noted in Level 1
  • Paid registration fee at
    • a national APTA conference (Combined Sections Meeting, Education Leadership Conference, APTA NEXT) at the APTA member early-bird rate, OR
    • a state APTA chapter conference at the APTA member early-bird rate OR
    • a weekend continuing education course offered by the Division.

 QUESTIONS?

To find out more about our clinical education program, please contact:

Ralph Utzman, PT, MPH, PhD
Professor and Director of Clinical Education

304-293-1318

rutzman@hsc.wvu.edu