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APTA Advanced Clinical Instructor Credentialing and Education Program

March 9-10, 2015
Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI

Course description

The Advanced Clinical Instructor Credentialing and Education 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 provides 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 by concurrently advancing concepts of clinical teaching and clinical practice.

Course objectives participants will learn

At the conclusion of the program, CIs will be able to teach using pedagogical methods that enable learners with patients/clients to integrate more complex concepts by demonstrating:

CIs will be more effective and efficient practitioners and clinical instructors by

Intended Audience

Physical therapists who are APTA Credentialed Clinical Instructors and who have supervised at least one student since completing the education and credentialing program are eligible to register for this program.

Pre-Course Assignments

Once registration is received, you will be sent an electronic list of pre-course assignments to be completed prior to your attendance.

Due to the time required to complete the pre-course assignments, participants are encouraged to register as soon as possible.

Workshop schedule

March 9, 2015

March 10, 2015


Continuing Education Credit

The workshop is offered for 16.175 credit hours which may be applied toward relicensure requirements for physical therapists. A certificate of attendance will be provided to each participant.



Lynn Frank, PT, MPT, NCS is the ACCE in the DPT Program at St. Ambrose University and a member of the Iowa Clinical Education Consortium. Lynn served as the CCCE at Genesis Medical Center in Davenport, Iowa, for six years prior to her appointment at the University in 2000. Lynn has been practicing physical therapy since 1987.

Gwyneth Straker, PT MS is a tenured faculty member and the Director of Clinical Education at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. Gwyn has been actively involved in the training of clinical instructors at both the basic and the advanced levels since 1985.  She became one of the first certified Trainers for the APTA Clinical Instructor Education and Credentialing Program in 1997 and became a trainer for the Advanced Clinical Instructor Education and  Credentialing Program in 2008.


Registration Form

Registration Deadline
February 9

Registration is limited to 45 participant but a minimum of registrants is required to hold the course. Marquette reserves the right to cancel this seminar up to three weeks in advance and will refund fee in full in such an event.

Cancellation of registration after March 1 will be subject to $50 administrative fee.


APTA Member - $180

APTA Non-member - $370

Tuition includes an APTA course manual and learning materials, continental breakfast, morning and afternoon refreshments and lunch.

Group discounts for 5 ore more from 1 facility if all submitted at one time with single payment.

Continuing Education Credit

The workshop is offered for 16.175 credit hours which may be applied toward relicensure requirements for physical therapists.  A certificate of attendance will be provided to each participant.

All participants must attend each session in its entirety and complete the Assessment Center to be eligible for APTA Advanced CI credentialing.

For more information about:

Course logistics or general information, contact: Diane Slaughter Phone: (414) 288-3097

Fax (414) 288-5987

If you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Diane Slaughter in advance.

Information on accommodations

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