Friday and Saturday, January 10-11, 2020 | Omaha, NE

This is the APTA recognized Clinical Instructor Education & Credentialing Program and is being hosted by the University of Nebraska Medical Center Division of Physical Therapy Education and Creighton University Physical Therapy Program. The course addresses how to plan and prepare for clinical education experiences and the facilitation of student learning through questioning and effective feedback. Skills of performance evaluation are reviewed, 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.

Who should attend?

This program is beneficial to both experienced and new physical therapist and physical therapist assistant clinical educators. The APTA recognizes all who successfully complete the course by a certificate of completion and inclusion on a roster of credentialed clinical instructors. The course provides basic skill training and includes interactive tasks to enhance problem solving of clinical education issues for both the experienced and inexperienced clinical educator. Persons outside of physical therapy are welcome to participate in the educational program, but not the Assessment Center for credentialing.

Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of the CCIP, the participants will learn to:

CEU Information

PT/PTA clinical educators who successfully complete the CCIP can earn 1.6 CEUs/16 contact hours*
Non-physical therapy providers who successfully complete the CCIP can earn 1.2 CEUs/12 contact hours*

*Please note: Licensees should verify with their state licensing board for acceptance of continuing education units by reviewing the relevant state practice act and/or administrative code. For more information about licensure, visit http://www.apta.org/Licensure/.


Participants must attend each session in its entirety and complete the assessment center to be eligible for credentialing.

Day One – Friday

7:30 a.m.   Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:00 a.m.   Welcome & Introductions
                  Section 1 – The Clinician as Clinical Educator
9:30 a.m.   Section 2 – Readiness to Learn
10:00 a.m. Break
10:15 a.m. Section 2 continued - Readiness to Learn
12:00 p.m. Lunch provided
1:00 p.m.   Section 3 – Facilitating Learning in the Clinical Environment
3:00 p.m.   Break
3:15 p.m.   Orientation to the Assessment Center
3:30 p.m.   Assessment Center Stations 1-2
5:00 p.m.   Adjourn

Day Two –  Saturday

7:30 a.m.   Continental Breakfast
8:00 a.m.   Section 4 – Performance Assessment: The Clinical Environment
10:00 a.m. Break
10:15 a.m. Section 5 – Legal, Regulatory and ADA Issues in Clinical Education
12:00 p.m. Lunch provided
1:00 p.m.   Section 6 – Managing the Exceptional Student and Student with Problems in Clinical Education
2:45 p.m.   Break
3:00 p.m.   Assessment Center Stations 3-6
5:00 p.m.   Closure/Evaluation

Contact Info

Email  Phone: 402.559.8173 Fax: 402.559.8626

Course Location

University of Nebraska Medical Center – Omaha, NE
Bennett Hall – Located at the northwest corner of south 42nd Street & Emile
Room 2020

Hotel Info

Creighton University Hotel Information (discounted rates available).

Registration Info

APTA Member Registration: $90.00
APTA Non-Member Registration: $180.00
Other Discipline Registration: $230.00
Clinical Instructor Discount: $40.00

Registration Closes: Due to logistical considerations, we are unable to accommodate any registrations after December 1, 2019.

Required Pre-Course Documents

To be eligible to attend this course, all participants must complete and submit:

Email documents to pteducation@unmc.edu within 48 hours of registration. The credentialed trainer reviews all documentation to determine acceptance into the course based on specified criteria.


Kimberly Beran-Shepler, PT, DPT
Lisa Black, PT, DPT
Kelly Nelson, PT, DPT
Nicole Sleddens, PT, MPT

Cancellation and Refund Policy

Individuals must request a refund 72 hours prior to the date of the course. Please email refund inquiries.