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Credentialed Clinical Instructor Program (CCIP)
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Credentialed Clinical Instructor Program (CCIP)

5/20/2017 to 5/21/2017
When: May 20-21, 2017
From 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Where: American Career College
1200 N. Magnolia
Anaheim, CA  92801
United States
Presenter: Michael Simpson, PT, DPT, CCS
Contact: Rita Pierson
(916) 929-2782 x105

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Course Description

This program is recognized by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) as a Clinical Instructor (CI) Education and Credentialing Program. The program was developed through a grant funded by APTA. The program addresses issues of planning and preparing for students from the health care disciplines during their clinical education experiences; developing learning experiences and supporting ongoing learning through questioning and effective feedback. Skills of evaluation are discussed, as well as the identification and management of students with exceptional situations. The program closes with a brief look at legal implications for clinical educators, including issues presented by ADA legislation.

The “Assessment Center” provides each participant with the opportunity to apply information from the program in simulated situations. Successful completion of each station in the Assessment Center results in the awarding of APTA’s CI Credential. The six assessment center stations are integrated into the program schedule.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify roles and responsibilities of CI’s
  • Assess a student's readiness to learn
  • Plan clinical learning experiences
  • Evaluate student performance
  • Demonstrate skills to manage the exceptional student
  • Discuss legal issues in clinical education


Michael Simpson, PT, DPT, CCS is the Director of the Clinical Education program in the Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy at University of Southern California. He is a Board Certified Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Clinical Specialist. He primarily practices in the acute care and critical care setting. He teaches clinical management of cardiovascular, pulmonary and general medical conditions, and threads acute care patient/client management throughout the curriculum.

Course Schedule

May 20, 2017

7:45-8:00 am
8:00-8:15 am  Introduction 

8:15-9:30 am


Section I

The Clinician as Clinical Educator

9:30-9:45 am  Break

9:45-12:15 pm

Section II

Readiness to Learn

12:15-1:15 pm  Lunch (on your own)

1:15-3:15 pm


Section III

Facilitating Clinical Learning

3:15-3:30 pm  Break

*3:30-5:30 pm



Orientation to the Assessment Center (AC) and Score Report

AC Stations 1 and 2
Scoring, Questions, and Answers


May 21, 2017

8:00-10:00 am

Section IV

Performance Assessment/CPI

10:00-10:15 am  Break

10:15-12:15 pm


Section V

Legal Issues

12:15-1:15 pm  Lunch (on your own)

1:30-3:00 pm


Section VI

Managing the Exceptional Student

3:00-3:15 pm  Break

*3:15-5:30 pm




AC Stations 3, 4, 5, and 6

(Take a break as needed any time after Station 4)

Scoring and Post-test

Questions and Answers



Approved for 16.0 contact hours or 1.6 CEUs

Target Audience

PTs and PTAs who work with students or foreign trained licensed applicants. Instructional Level is Basic-Intermediate.

Registration Fees

Registration received by May 5, 2017
$350 APTA PT and PTA members
$560 Non-members

Add $100 for late registration.
No on-site registration permitted.



All cancellation requests must be received in writing – no exceptions. A full refund, less 20% service fee, if cancellation is received 14 days prior to the start of the course. No refunds after May 5, 2017.


Free surface parking


Radisson Hotel Suites, Buena Park
Courtyard by Marriott, Buena Park
Hampton Inn Los Angeles-Orange County-Cypress

Special Note(s)

Registrants must complete a dossier electronically. Dossier is emailed to you and embedded in the registration confirmation. Please return the dossier at least 3 weeks prior to the start of the course.

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