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Continuing Education

Interested in becoming a Clinical Instructor (CI) or Center Coordinator of Clinical Education (CCCE)?

The clinical faculty for the University of Colorado Denver Physical Therapy Program has the opportunity to facilitate meaningful learning experiences and to mold our future colleagues. Mentoring students is a great way to keep you current with the evidence and knowledge in our field. Not only will students bring a new energy and infectious enthusiasm to your facility, but clinical teaching will allow you to give back to the physical therapy profession. We invite you to come aboard, find out what’s new in our online Clinical Instructors’ Community, and receive discounts on our Clinical Instructor Update courses.

Please contact Jacob Austin ( or Eric Sawyer ( if interested.

Want to offer a Clinical Experience for our students?

Please take a few minutes and complete our Clinical Education Commitment Form and email it to

Clinical Instructors Credentialing Course

We encourage all of our Clinical Instructors to complete the basic APTA Credentialing course to ensure consistency and quality for our clinical internships. The credentialing course assists in:

  • planning and preparing for physical therapy students during their clinical education experiences
  • developing learning experiences
  • supporting ongoing learning through questioning and effective feedback
  • developing skills of performance evaluation
  • identifying and managing students with exceptional situations
  • identifying legal implications for clinical educators, including issues presented by ADA legislation

Currently a CI/CCCE?

Clinical Instructors Community

The Clinical Instructor’s Community is an online forum that assists our clinical faculty in various ways. Whether watching a module on how to implement outcomes measures into your clinical practice, how to answer clinical questions with evidence, or reading the latest research posted on the site, you can pick up some helpful hints to improve your mentoring skills and your clinical practice. It also offers information on upcoming continuing education events, CI Credentialing course offerings and suggestions for enhancing each of the four clinical experiences for our students. Check it out - Contact Jenny Rodriguez for free login info.

If you don’t have the password for entry, or if you have issues accessing the site please contact Jacob Austin ( or Eric Sawyer (

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