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East Central District- CI Credentialing Course
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1/4/2019 to 1/5/2019
When: January 4-5, 2019
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Where: Walsh University - School of Behavioral and Health Sciences
2020 East Maple Street
North Canton, Ohio  44720
Presenter: Suzanne Giuffre PT, EdD; Karen McIntyre, PT, DPT & Sandra Falck, PT, MS
Contact: Jeff Hohl

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This credentialing program is designed for physical therapists with an interest in improving their knowledge and skills in clinical education and who serve as CCCEs and CIs for physical therapy students. The program is also appropriate for PTAs and PT/PTA teams are encouraged to attend. Class size limited to 30 participants.


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 under the direction of principal investigator Michael J. Emery, PT, EdD, and with co-investigators Nancy Peatman, PT, MEd, and Lynn Foord-May, PT, MEd, and with materials used by the New England Consortium of Academic Coordinators of Clinical Education, Inc. It takes 15 hours to complete the entire program for CI Education and Credentialing, which includes both educational content sessions as well as an assessment center.


The program addresses issues of planning and preparing for physical therapy students 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 instructors 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 CI Credentialing. The six stations of the Assessment Center have been integrated into the program schedule. Therefore, it is essential for each participant to attend all sessions of the course and the Assessment Center in its entirety in order to be awarded both credentialing and OPTA approved CEUs.

The course and Assessment Center will be useful for both new and experienced physical therapist educators involved with clinical education. While the information presented covers the basic skills for clinical instructors, the interactive tasks and large and small group discussions will be of benefit even to experienced educators.



1.      Online at

2.      Participant Dossier (click to download dossier here) – electronic copy sent to

3.      Copy of your current PT/PTA license – electronically sent to




Absolute deadline for receipt of registration & payment: December 6, 2018


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