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.
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
Marijean Piorkowski, PT, DPT is retired as the Department Chair of the Physical Therapist Assistant program at Cerritos College in 2009. She is a graduate of Children’s Hospital, Los Angeles Physical Therapy program, received a MS in Kinesiology from UCLA, and her DPT from Western University. She has been a physical therapist since 1965, a clinical instructor, a clinical coordinator of clinical education, and academic coordinator of clinical education. She continues to practice in an acute care hospital. She has taught the APTA Clinical Education and Credentialing Program course since 1997.
November 1, 2019
7:45-8:00 am Registration
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
*3:30-5:00 pm Orientation to the Assessment Center (AC) and Score Report
AC Stations 1 and 2
Scoring, Questions, and Answers
November 2, 2019
8:00-10:00 am Section IV
10:00-10:15 am Break
10:15-12:15 pm Section V
12:15-1:30 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
PTs and PTAs who work with students or foreign trained licensed applicants. Instructional Level is Basic-Intermediate.
Registration received by October 18, 2019
$360 APTA PT and PTA members
Add $100 for late registration.
No on-site registration permitted.
All cancellation requests must be received in writing to firstname.lastname@example.org – 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 October 18, 2019.
Free surface parking
Four Points Sheraton San Diego
Town & Country Resort
Residence Inn San Diego Central
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.