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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.

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



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

Presenter: Marijean Piorkowski, PT, DPT


November 19-20, 2016
Rancho Observational Gait Analysis: Maximizing Gait Outcomes through Targeted Interventions for Individuals with Neurologic Impairment
Location: UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, CA

Presenter: Kelley Kubota, PT, MS & Walter Weiss, PT, MPT


December 3-4, 2016
Movement System Impairment Syndromes of the Cervical Spine and Shoulder
Location: San Diego State University, San Diego

Presenter: Shirley Sahrmann, PT, PhD


January 21-22, 2017

Credentialed Clinical Instructor Program
Location: San Mateo Medical Center, San Mateo, CA

Presenter: Marijean Piorkowski, PT, DPT


July 7-9, 2017
If You Can’t Breath, You Can’t Function: Integrating Cardiopulmonary and Postural Control Strategies in the Pediatric and Adult Populations
Location: Saddleback Memorial Medical Center, Laguna Hills, CA

Presenter: Mary Massery, PT, DPT, DSc


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


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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