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APTA Credentialed Clinical Instructor
The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Credentialed Clinical Instructor Program is for physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, occupational therapists and other health care disciplines. The program prepares students for clinical education experiences by:
  • developing learning experiences
  • supporting ongoing learning through questioning and effective feedback
  • discussing performance evaluation skills
  • identifying and managing students with exceptional situations
The program closes with a brief look at legal implications for clinical educators, including issues presented by American with Disabilities Act (ADA) legislation.

The course and assessment center will be useful for both new and experienced clinicians involved with clinical education.

During the program, an assessment center provides the course participant with the opportunity to apply information from the program in simulated situations.  Upon successful completion, PTs and PTAs receive an APTA Credentialing Certificate of Completion of 1.5 continuing education units (CEUs).

Copies of the complete participant dossier must be sent to APTA once the individual successfully completes the program. The information will then be entered into a national database of credentialed CIs. The six stations of the assessment center have been integrated into the program schedule. It is essential for each participant to attend all sessions of the two-day course and assessment center in its entirety.

Course Schedule

 Thursday, November 7, 2013
   8:00 am 
   Registration, continental breakfast
   8:15 am
   Welcome and introduction
   8:30 am
   Section I - The Clinician as Educator
  10:00 am
   Break
  10:15 am
   Section II - Readiness to Learn
  12:30 pm
   Lunch (on your own)
   1:30 pm
   Section III - Facilitating Learning in the Clinical Environment
   3:30 pm
   Break
   3:40 pm
   Orientation to Assessment Center, Assessment Center #1 and #2
   4:45 pm
   Adjourn

Friday, November 8, 2013
   7:45 am  
   Check-in, continental breakfast
   8:00 am
   Section IV - Performance Assessment in the Clinical Environment
   9:45 am
   Break
  10:00 am 
   Section V - Legal, Regulatory and ADA Issues in Clinical
   Education
     noon
   Lunch (on your own)
   1:00 pm
   Section VI - Managing the Exceptional Student and Student with
   Problems  
   2:45 pm
   Break
   3:00 pm
   Assessment Center #3, #4, #5, #6
   5:00 pm
   Scoring, course evaluations
   5:30 pm
   Adjourn

Registration

$160 - PT/PTA, APTA members
$260 - PT/PTA, non-members
$310 - Other health disciplines

Included as part of the registration is an APTA fee of $90 for APTA members, $180 for non-members and $230 for non-physical therapy providers. Course fees include all course materials, breaks and credentialing (for PT/PTAs). 

All participants are registered on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration is limited to 30 participants. To register online, visit oakland.edu/apta

If an individual is unable to attend the course following payment, he/she must request a refund no later than November 3, 2013. The amount of the refund will be equivalent to the APTA portion of the registration fee only.  

A 10 percent discount is available for groups of five or more from the same institution registering at the same time. Contact Darlene Boutwell at (248) 370-3177 or oupace@oakland.edu for the group discount registration code.

Complete registration and payment online at oakland.edu/apta. Submit the following by fax to Kris Thompson at (248) 364-8660.
  • Completed participant dossier form. (Click link for a copy of the form. The participant dossier must be completed by participant and signed by participant's supervisor.)
  • Copy of APTA membership certificate, if applicable.
  • Copy of your professional license.
Registration confirmation will be emailed. 
Location

Beaumont Training Center
PNC Building - Room 7
755 West Big Beaver Road
Troy, Mich. 48084
Contact Us: 

Kris Thompson 
Special Instructor & Program Director
kathomps@oakland.edu

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