APTA Credentialed Clinical Instructor Program

APTA Credentialed Clinical Instructor Program (CCIP)

Date: March 7 and 8, 2018
Location: Sacred Heart University, Center for Healthcare Education, 4000 Park Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06604
Speaker: Beverly Fein, PT, Ed.D.
CEUs: 1.6 CEUs/16 CEHs

Registration Fees, Process and Checklist

Registration Fees

  • APTA Members: 225.00
  • Non-APTA Members: $325.00
  • Other Disciplines (non-PT/PTA): $395.00

Fee includes breakfast, lunch, and handout materials.

Registration deadline is February 2, 2018. REGISTRATION HAS CLOSED.

Registration Process and Checklist

Please mail, fax or e-mail the following materials:

All documentation listed above must be provided by February 2, 2018 in order to register for this course. You will receive an e-mail confirmation upon receipt of your registration packet.

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Please fax, mail, or email registration documents to:

Shanna Bonaparte
Sacred Heart University
Physical Therapy Department
5151 Park Avenue
Fairfield, CT 06825-1000
Phone: 203-365-7656
Fax: 203-365-4723

Course Description

The Credentialed Clinical Instructor Program (CCIP) offers a 16-hour workshop to develop and enhance participants’ clinical instruction skills. Upon completion of this course, participants will be equipped to assume the roles and responsibilities of a clinical instructor; specifically, to:

  • Plan and prepare for health care student clinical education experiences
  • Develop learning experiences to facilitate student progression from novice to mastery
  • Support ongoing learning through questioning and effective feedback
  • Identify & implement performance evaluation metrics
  • Manage students with exceptional situations or circumstances
  • Explore legal implications for clinical educators, including issues presented by ADA legislation


The “Assessment Center” format provides each participant with the opportunity to apply information from the program in simulated situations. Successful completion of each of the six stations in the Assessment Center results in the awarding of APTA Clinical Instructor Credential. NOTE: All participants must attend each day in its entirety in order to complete the Assessment Center and be eligible for certification.

The course and Assessment Center educate both new and experienced physical therapist and physical therapist assistant clinical educators. While the course content covers basic skills for clinical instructors, the interactive tasks and large and small group discussions benefit even experienced educators.

Opportunity for Non-PT/PTA Clinical Educators

APTA invites clinical educators outside Physical Therapy to complete the Credentialed Clinical Instructor Education Program. However, if you are from another discipline, you are neither eligible nor permitted to take the Credentialing (Assessment Center) component. Upon successful completion of the Educational Program, you will receive a certificate of completion for 1.2 CEUs. A Credential cannot be awarded because you are not eligible to take the Assessment Center. To participate in the didactic portion of the Program, you must have a current license, registration, or certification in your discipline, and a minimum of one year of clinical or comparable experience. Also, you must complete a Participant Dossier attesting to clinical competence within your discipline, in accordance with state laws and regulations, as authorized by your direct supervisor.

Course Schedule

Wednesday - March 7, 2018
8:00 A.M. Registration
8:15 A.M. Section 1: The Clinician as Clinical Educator
10:00 A.M. Break
10:15 A.M. Section 2: Readiness to Learn
12:30 P.M. Lunch
1:30 P.M. Section 3: Facilitating Learning in the Clinical Environment
3:00 P.M. Break
3:15 P.M. Section 4: Performance Assessment
4:45 P.M. Orientation to the Assessment Center / Assessment Center
5:15 P.M. Adjourn

Thursday - March 8, 2018
8:00 A.M. Check-in
8:30 A.M. Assessment Center – Stations 1 and 2
9:30 A.M. Break
9:45 A.M. Section 5: Legal Issues in Clinical Education
11:45 A.M. Lunch
12:45 P.M. Section 6: Managing the Exceptional Student in Clinical Education
2:00 P.M. Assessment Center
4:15 P.M. Scoring of Assessment Center
5:15 P.M. Adjourn

Instructor Biography

Beverly D. Fein PT, DPT, Ed.D. is Associate Professor of Physical Therapy and Director of Clinical Education at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, CT where she teaches content dealing with managing medically complex patients, as well as teaching professionalism, communication, education and cultural competence. She is a credentialed trainer for the both the Basic and Advanced Clinical Instructor Credentialing courses. She serves as Chair of the Acute Care Section’s Task Force on the Development of Residencies and Fellowships. Her research interests include curriculum design, communication behaviors and attitudes of physical therapists, and issues of electronic health records in student education.