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Credentialed Clinical Instructor Program

February 4 – 5, 2017, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Registration Deadline: January 5, 2017

Presented by Ann Wilson, PT
Director of Clinical Education, Physical Therapy 
Clinical Associate Professor
University of Puget Sound - Tacoma, WA

Course Description

The Credentialed Clinical Instructor Program (CCIP) provides clinicians with the skills and information necessary to provide a structured learning environment and enhanced educational experience for students. Course content reflects an interdisciplinary approach to experiential learning methods, with an emphasis on didactic content related to clinical teaching, supervision, and evaluation. Participants are expected to understand and integrate the behaviors and traits of highly effective educators, role models, and mentors into their performance as a clinical instructor. Successful course participants will return to their clinic with a greater understanding of:

  • Planning and preparing for health care clinical education experiences
  • Supportive learning through questioning and effective feedback
  • Identifying and implementing performance evaluation metrics
  • Managing students with exceptional situations or circumstances
  • Exploring legal implications for clinical educators, including issues presented by ADA legislation

This course is intended for health care providers in a clinical setting with more than one year of experience serving as a clinician and who intend to provide clinical education in a supervisory role to students, including physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, and health care providers from other professions. Both new and experienced physical therapist and physical therapist assistant educators will benefit from participating in the course. Classroom interaction is emphasized as a means to highlight and discuss different ideas and create a shared learning environment in which each student brings a unique and valuable perspective to the conversation. Physical therapists and physical therapist assistants who successfully complete this course will receive a credential which verifies their status as an APTA-Credentialed Clinical Instructor (CI), as well as 1.6 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) which may be used to satisfy licensure renewal requirements.


wilson_annAnn Wilson, PT
Director of Clinical Education, Physical Therapy 
Clinical Associate Professor

BS, Physical Therapy, University of Puget Sound, 1989
MEd University of Washington, 1994
Board Certified Specialist in Geriatric Physical Therapy, 2008
Joined the Puget Sound faculty in 1984

Professor Wilson is the Director of Clinical Education. She is board certified as a clinical specialist in geriatrics and has taught courses in the curriculum including basic physical therapy procedures, physical agents and electrotherapy and tissue dynamics including wound care. She is currently responsible for teaching courses in geriatrics and cardiopulmonary physical therapy. Professor Wilson is a 2007 recipient of the Thomas A. Davis Teaching Award. She has clinical experience in acute care hospitals and home health agencies covering all areas of physical therapy and has special experience in wound and burn care and geriatrics. Her research interests include the use of physical agents, geriatrics, and physical therapy management of individuals with end-stage renal disease. She has published work in the Journal of Burn Care and RehabilitationJournal of Physical Therapy EducationJournal of Occupational RehabilitationAmerican Journal of Occupational TherapyPhysical and Occupational Therapy in Geriatrics, and Acute Care Perspectives. She is the co-author of a chapter on physical agents in the 4thedition of Bonica’s Management of Pain.


  • APTA Members - $180 
  • Non-APTA Members - $260 
  • Other Professions - $300

Course Information

  • February 4-5, 2016 8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.
  • 16 contact Hours
  • Appropriate Audience: PT, PTA, OT, COTA, and ST
  • Providence St. Peter Hospital
    410 Lilly Rd NE
    Room 200
    Olympia, WA 98506

Registration Deadline: January 5, 2017


David Howell
(360) 486-6992