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February 6, 2016: Orthopedic Update Course: "Are You Up to Date? Applications of Clinical Practice Guidelines to Everyday Practice"
You are cordially invited to our next Orthopedic Update Course: “Are You Up to Date? Applications of Clinical Practice Guidelines to Everyday Practice.” This full-day course focusing on the lumbar region will be taught by PT Program faculty, include both lecture and lab content, and will be held in Frisco, CO. It will also meet the criteria for Category 1 Continuing Competency credit. The cost is $50 for PT Program alumni, CIs, and clinicians from active clinical sites; $100 for community clinicians. Register Now– the course is limited to 30 participants!
Link to Register​ - Course is currently full but you may request to be added to the Wait List
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March 18-19, 2016: APTA Credentialed Clinical Instructor Program
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. It takes 15 hours to complete the entire program for CI Education and Credentialing. 


The program addresses issues of planning and preparing for physical therapist 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 the clinical educator, 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 necessary for each participant to attend all sessions of the Course and Assessment Center in its entirety in order to be eligible for credentialing. 
The Course and Assessment Center will be useful for both new and experienced physical therapist educators involved in 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.

July 15-16, 2016: APTA Advanced Credentialed Clinical Instructor Program

The Advanced Clinical Instructor Credentialing Program brings two constructs together in one professional development program that advances both clinical teaching and best practice when providing student clinical education. Using a case-based and interactive approach to education, this program will provide participants with the essential knowledge and skill to more effectively teach and mentor students in the context of a doctoring profession. Through the program’s unique philosophy and design, best outcomes will be achieved for student learning.

Eligibility: Physical Therapists who are APTA Credentialed Clinical Instructors and who have had at least one student since completing the credentialing program.


At completion of the course, the participant will be able to:

1. CIs will be able to teach using pedagogical methods that enable learners with patients/clients to integrate more complex concepts by demonstrating.

·         Consistent application of professional standards and regulations in clinical education. Six elements of Vision 2020, professionalism, evidenced-based practice in a consistent and clinically relevant manner.

·         Correct use of the patient/client management model.

·         Professional communication in clinical practice including documentation.

·         Clinical decision making using patient values, professional skills, and the best available evidence.

2. CIs will be more effective and efficient practitioners and clinical teachers by:

·         Advancing clinical teaching concepts.

·         Modeling, integrating, and promoting behaviors that are congruent with and reflective of the six elements of Vision 2020 and the core values.

·         Synthesizing information from APTA, FSBPT, CAPTE, and State and Federal regulations.

·         Demonstrating best practice in documentation.

·         Applying the Patient/client management model, evidenced-based practice, clinical decision-making approaches and professional ethics in every day practice.

Living the philosophy of lifelong learning​