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

4/4/2020 to 4/5/2020
When: April 4-5, 2020
From 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Where: American Career College
1200 N Magnolia
Anaheim, CA  92801
United States
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


Valerie Teglia, PT, DPT is the Director of Clinical Education and Assistant Professor of Clinical Physical Therapy at University of Southern California, in Los Angeles. Dr. Teglia is a graduate of Mount Saint Mary’s University Master’s Program in Physical Therapy, received her DPT from Temple University, and a BS in Physiologic Science from UCLA. Her clinical experience includes treating patients with spinal cord injury across the continuum of care, treatment of pediatric patients in home and school settings, and serving as the Site Coordinator of Clinical Education at a hospital in the San Fernando Valley. Dr. Teglia's current interests relate to student development in the affective domain. She has a certification in Applied Positive Psychology from the Flourishing Center, and has attended continued education coursework in motivational interviewing and appreciative inquiry.


Course Schedule

April 4, 2020

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


April 5, 2020

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

12:15-1:30 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 timeafter Station 4)

                                         Scoring and Post-test 

                                          Questions and Answers 

                                          Course Evaluation 


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 March 21, 2020
$375 APTA PT and PTA members
$595 Non-members

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


All cancellation requests must be received in writing to awiesemann@ccapta.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 March 21, 2020.


Free surface parking


Radisson Suites Hotel – 7762 Beach Road, Buena Park Courtyard by Marriott – 7621 Beach Road, Buena Park Hampton Inn & Suites – 7307 Artesia Boulevard, Buena Park

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 2 weeks prior to the start of the course.