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APTA Credentialed Clinical Instructor Program (CCIP Level 1)

Registration Fee: $320.00 June 18, 2020
Promotion Code: Apply
June 18, 2020
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
On-Line Webinar
Laura Podschun, PT, DPT, OCS, COMT CSCS
Cheryl Foca, Executive Assistant-PT Department

Program Description:

This program is designed primarily for people interested or involved in health care clinical education, including clinical instructors/supervisors, coordinators of clinical education at the facility, coordinators of clinical education in academic programs (eg. Clinical Experience Coordinators, Fieldwork Coordinators) and academic faculty. It is recognized by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) as a Credentialed Clinical Instructor Program (CCIP Level 1).

The Program is divided into 2 distinct parts:

  1. CI education via an interactive didactic course format that is appropriate for all clinical educators.
  2. Assessment (credentialing) of curricular outcomes through a six-station assessment center that is available only to physical therapists and physical therapist assistants.

The interactive didactic component is designed to provide knowledge and skills that are essential for all clinical educators when supervising learners. Only Credentialed Clinical trainers recognized by the APTA can conduct CCIP courses. All participants must attend each session in its entirety and complete the assessment center to be eligible for credentialing.

The CCIP Level 1 Addresses:

  1. Planning and preparing students during their clinical education experiences.
  2. Developing learning experiences in practice tailored to meet specific student needs.
  3. Ongoing learning through questions and effective feedback.
  4. Identifying and managing students with difficult and/or exceptional situations.
  5. Identifying legal, legislative, and regulatory implications for clinical educators, including issues presented by ADA, HIPPA, and Medicare.

Learning outcomes for each PT/PTA participant completing the didactic portion of the CCIP (Part I) are measured through an open-book Assessment Center (Part II-credentialing process). this process provides PT/PTA participants with an opportunity to apply information learned from the didactic curriculum in 6 simulated situations. Successful completion of all stations in the Assessment Center results in the awarding of the APTA Clinical.

Eligibility Criteria:

Requirements include:

  • Current license/registration/certification in the clinical educator’s respective discipline;
  • A minimum of one year of clinical experience or comparable experience;

Completion of the Participant Dossier attesting to clinical competence within the respective discipline in accordance with state laws and regulations as authorized by the individual’s director supervisor. This dossier must be completed and submitted at the time of registration.


Day 1 - June 18, 2021

  • 7:45-8:00    Registration 
  • 8:00-12:00  The Clinician as a Clinical Educator & Student Readiness to Learn
  • 12:00-1:00   Lunch (Break
  • 1:00-2:45    The Learning Clinical Environment
  • 2:45-5:00    Assessment Center

Day 2 - June 25, 2021

  • 7:45-8:00     Sign-In
  • 8:00-12:00   Performance Assessment & Legal & Regulatory Issues in Clinical Education
  • 12:00 - 1:00  Lunch Break
  • 1:00- 3:00   Managing the Exceptional Student
  • 3:00-5:00     Assessment Center & Debrief

Course Instructor:

Laura Podschun, PT, DPT, OCS, COMT CSCS

Dr. Laura Podschun has been an Assistant Professor in the Physical Therapy program at AHU since October, 2014. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Microbiology (1986) from the University of Florida, a Master of Physical Therapy degree from Hahnemann University in 1989, and her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Arcadia University in 2011. She is currently working on her PhD at NSU. She has over 25 years of experience working as an outpatient orthopedic physical therapist with clinical emphasis on lower extremity biomechanics and movement dysfunction. She is a Board-Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist, a Certified Manual Therapist, and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. She developed the AdventHealth Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency and continues to serve as the Coordinator of the residency program. Dr. Podschun has taught in several areas of physical therapy education, but most enjoys coursework related to orthopedics, clinical decision-making, kinesiology and movement analysis. Research interests include running related injuries, with special focus on the relationship between biomechanics/movement and pathology or injury.

Program Disclaimer:

Conflicts of Interest

There have been no conflicts of interest disclosed by planners, authors, or presenters; nor has there been disclosure of any relevant financial relationships with any commercial companies or their products pertining to this activity.

Commercial Company Support

This course is not supported by any commercial companies nor are there any staff commercial affiliations.

Non-Endorsement of Products

AdventHealth University(AHU) as an accredited provider has demonstrated proficient experience and viable resources to provide for valid and reliable evaluation of CE activities. The accuracy of the facts and opinions contained in this activity are the responsibility of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect those of AHU or its sponsors. Practitioners should consult primary resources, state regulations, and their healthcare facility policies and procedures for specific application of said content to their local situation. AHU does not imply that there is real or implied endorsement of any product, service, or company neither referred to in this course nor of any company subsiidizing costs related to this activity. All information contained in this activity is for educational purposes only.

All activity records are kept on file for a minimum of six (6) years.

We reserve the right to cancel this course with full refund to those registered.