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CPTA Sponsored Continuing Education

Education for a lifetime

The California Physical Therapy Association (CPTA) is pleased to announce the 2016 listing of CPTA Sponsored Continuing Education Courses for physical therapists and physical therapist assistants. Please register at least 2 weeks prior to the start of the course. Confirmation of your registration will be sent via e-mail within 2 business days. Most courses have a maximum capacity and may fill prior to the start of the course. Please register early!

If you are a member of the APTA and do not live in California, please print a registration form and fax it to (916) 646-5960.


May 21-22, 2016
Credentialed Clinical Instructor Program
Location: American Career College, Anaheim CA

Presenter: Valerie Teglia, PT, DPT, NCS


June 25-26, 2016

Credentialed Clinical Instructor Program

Location: San Diego State University

Presenter: Michael Simpson, PT, DPT, CCS


July 16-17, 2016
CSCS® Preparation Workshop
Location: USC, Los Angeles, CA

Presenter: Rafael Escamilla, PT, PhD, CSCS


August 6-7, 2016

Credentialed Clinical Instructor Program
Location: Butte Premier Physical Therapy, Chico, CA

Presenter: Marijean Piorkowski, PT, DPT


August 27-28, 2016
Functional Biomechanics of the Lower Quarter: Implications for the Evaluation and Treatment of Musculoskeletal Disorders
Location: Samuel Merritt University, Oakland, CA

Presenter: Christopher Powers, PT, PhD, FAPTA


October 8-9, 2016
CPTA Annual Conference
Location: Santa Clara Convention Center


November 5-6, 2016
CAL-PT-FUND 4th Annual Research Symposium: Concussions
Location: Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, Long Beach

Presenter: TBD


November 12-13, 2016
Credentialed Clinical Instructor Program
Location: San Diego Mesa College, San Diego CA



December 3-4, 2016
Function and Dysfunction of the Cervical Spine
Location: San Diego State University, San Diego

Presenter: Shirley Sahrmann, PT, PhD, FAPTA


September 16-17, 2017
CPTA Annual Conference
Location: San Diego Convention Center


Additional courses being added to the schedule include:

  • APTA's Clinical Instructor Credentialing and Education Program 
  • ICD-10
  • Documentation
  • Reimbursement
  • and much more! 

CPTA is proud to offer the highest quality programming and faculty with courses designed to enhance your practice. If you have a suggestion for a course topic, course speaker, or would like to host a course at your facility, please contact Rita Pierson at

Want to present a course for CPTA?

Programming has been set for the 2016 and 2017 CPTA Annual Conferences. We will identify topics and speakers for 2018 CPTA Annual Conference this upcoming March. If you are interested in presenting at Annual Conference or a stand alone course, please submit your proposal to CPTA by clicking here.

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