APTA Credentialed Clinical Instructor Program

Des Moines, IA US
July 15, 2024 to July 16, 2024

Cost and Registration Process


Level 1

  • APTA Member - $175
  • APTA Non-Member - $275

Level 1 registration deadline is Monday, July, 2024, at 11:59 pm Central Time. Registration is limited to 30 participants.

Level 2 

  • APTA Member - $175
  • APTA Non-Member - $300

Level 2 registration deadline is Monday, July, 2024, at 11:59 pm Central Time. Registration is limited to 30 participants.

REGISTRATION:

STEP 1

  • To register, go to the APTA website for the CCIP course.
    • If you are an APTA member, log into your account. 
    • If you are not an APTA member, choose "Create a Free Account."
  • Start/complete an application.
    • Under "Course Offering," select "Des Moines, IA" 
    • Complete the remainder of the registration fields.

STEP 2

  • Once the APTA registration is completed, return to this website to submit payment and complete your registration. 
    • You must log in or create an account before submitting your registration payment. This account is separate from your APTA account.
    • Once logged in, please select the "REGISTER" tab to process your payment and complete your registration. 
       

Level 1

View the level 1 brochure.

Course Description

This course addresses planning and implementing clinical education experiences for physical therapy and other healthcare field students. The program is divided into two parts: (1) clinical instructor education for all participants and (2) credentialing for PT/PTAs in the course through Assessment Centers.

The CCIP Level I is a voluntary program designed primarily for people interested in or involved with clinical education, such as clinical instructors, site coordinators, and directors of clinical education. Other health care providers who offer clinical education in a supervisory role to students, including physical therapists and physical therapist assistants, and health care providers from other professions can use this program to enhance their clinical instruction education.

Learning Objectives

  • Plan and prepare for physical therapy students during their clinical education experience.
  • Support continuing education through questioning and effective feedback.
  • Acquire performance evaluation skills.
  • Identifying and managing students with exceptional situations.
  • Recognize legal implications for clinical educators, including issues presented by ADA legislation.

Pre-Course Assignments

Once registration is received, you will be sent an electronic list of pre-course assignments to be completed before your attendance. There is no additional cost for pre-course assignments. Due to the time required to complete the pre-course assignments, participants are encouraged to register as soon as possible.  

Schedule
All times listed are in Central Time. The agenda is subject to change.

Monday, July 15, 2024
7:45 amCheck-In (Breakfast or Coffee are Not Provided) 
8:00 amSection 1
10:00 amBreak
10:15 amSection 2
12:15 pmLunch (Provided)
12:45 pmSection 3
2:45 pmBreak
3:00 pmAssessment Centers
5:00 pmAdjourn
Tuesday, July 16, 2024
7:45 amCheck-In (Breakfast or Coffee are Not Provided) 
8:00 amSection 4
10:00 amBreak
10:15 amSection 5
12:15 pmLunch (Provided)
12:45 pmSection 6
2:45 pmBreak
3:00 pmAssessment Centers
5:00 pmAdjourn

Level 2

View the level 2 brochure.

Course Description

From 2007 to 2017, the APTA offered the Advanced Credentialed Clinical Instructor Program (ACCIP), available to credentialed physical therapists to advance clinical teaching and best practices when providing student clinical education. The ACCIP has now been replaced with the Credentialed Clinical Instructor Program Level II (CCIP Level II), open to a wider audience.  The CCIP Level II applies and goes beyond the concepts of the structured and effective learning environment from CCIP Level I to allow participants to develop their clinical teaching skills further and construct a clinical curriculum. The program's unique philosophy and design will enable clinical educators to achieve the best outcomes for student learning.

The CCIP Level II is designed for physical therapists and physical therapist assistants who have supervised or overseen the supervision of at least one student in clinical practice or have been actively involved in student learning and education since receiving the APTA CCIP Level I credential. Clinicians from other healthcare professions who have completed CCIP Level 1 and meet the above student supervision criteria are also welcome to participate. Still, they would not be awarded the Level II credential.  

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss the benefits and key components of a clinical curriculum.
  • Learn advanced clinical teaching concepts learned in the Credentialed Clinical Instructor Program, Level I (CCIP I), as applied to the novice-mastery clinical practice continuum.
  • Integrate professionalism into a clinical curriculum that promotes the guiding principles to achieve the Vision for the Physical Therapy Profession (2013) and the core values.
  • Diagnose and foster a student’s clinical reasoning.
  • Outline a clinical curriculum to meet key learning experiences critical to patient management in their practice.
  • Integrate interprofessional education and collaborative practice into a clinical curriculum.
  • Integrate advocacy into a clinical curriculum.

Requirements 

  • Complete the Level 1 CCIP credential (for other healthcare professionals who have earned Level 1 CEUs).
  • Mentor, supervise, and instruct at least one student since completing the Level 1 CCIP credential.

Pre-Course Assignments

Once registration is received, you will be sent an electronic list of pre-course assignments to be completed before your attendance. There is no additional cost for pre-course assignments, and some provide additional CEUs. Due to the time required to complete the pre-course assignments, participants are encouraged to register as soon as possible.  

Schedule
All times listed are in Central Time. The agenda is subject to change.

Monday, July 15, 2024
7:30 amCheck-In (Breakfast or Coffee are Not Provided) 
7:45 amCourse Sections
945 amBreak
10:00 amCourse Sections
12:00 pmLunch (Provided)
12:30 pmCourse Sections
2:30 pmBreak
2:45 pmCourse Sections and Assessment Centers
5:45 pmAdjourn
Tuesday, July 16, 2024
7:30 amCheck-In (Breakfast or Coffee are Not Provided) 
7:45 amCourse Sections
945 amBreak
10:00 amCourse Sections
12:00 pmLunch (Provided)
12:30 pmCourse Sections
2:30 pmBreak
2:45 pmCourse Sections and Assessment Centers
5:00 pmAdjourn
Course summary
Course opens: 
04/25/2024
Course expires: 
06/24/2024
Event starts: 
07/15/2024 - 7:30am CDT
Event ends: 
07/16/2024 - 5:00pm CDT
Cost:
$300.00
Rating: 
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Des Moines University
3200 Grand Avenue
Munroe Building
Des Moines, IA 50312
United States
+1 (515) 271-1596

Travel

Hotel Accommodations

Numerous hotels are available in the Des Moines area. Below are a few options located downtown (close to campus) and near the airport. Some hotels offer shuttle service to DMU, but you must inquire with the hotel directly. Some hotels may offer a discount (based on availability). Mention DMU to your hotel to see if a discount may be available.

View suggested hotels. 

Level 1 Trainers

Amanda Crouch, PT, DPT Coordinator of Student Affiliations for Rock Valley Physical Therapy’s sixty-four clinics. Dr. Crouch is also a senior physical therapist and the clinic manager in the Cedarwood Muscatine office. Dr. Crouch received her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from St. Ambrose University in 2011. She returned to campus as a teaching assistant in 2016 and 2017.  Over the past fourteen years, Dr. Crouch has provided guest lectures on chronic pain to Clarke University, St. Ambrose University, and University of Iowa PT programs. She serves as Clinical Affiliate Faculty for St. Ambrose University and Adjunct Faculty for the University of Iowa. She is a collaborator on the 2022 CSM Poster Presentation - Promoting Excellence with Evidence-Based Teaching in Part-Time Integrated Clinical Education. Dr. Crouch has served on the NCCE as a clinical director and ACAPT task force member for the Task Force on Clinical Partner Engagement in Academic Physical Therapy.  

Tracy Porter, PT, DPT, EdD, is the assistant director of clinical education and associate professor in the Des Moines University Medicine and Health Sciences (DMU) Department of Physical Therapy. Before joining DMU, she served as academic coordinator of clinical education for a physical therapist assistant program.  She has 24 years of clinical experience in a variety of practice settings. Areas of expertise include temporomandibular joint dysfunction, pathophysiology, and wellness. Dr. Porter graduated from DMU in 1997 with a Master of Science in physical therapy and earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Washington University in 2012.  She graduated with a Doctor of Educational Leadership degree from Concordia University in 2020. She has been active in leadership in APTA Iowa as delegate, secretary, vice president, and president.

Kelly Sass, PT, PhD, is a Clinical Assistant Professor and co-DCE in the University of Iowa Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science. Before joining the faculty in 1997, she served as a Clinical Instructor at St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Kelly has been practicing physical therapy since 1993 and received her doctorate in Educational Psychology in 2016. In addition to her teaching, she works PRN at the Eastern IA Rehab Hospital in Coralville, IA.

Cindy Utley, PT, DPT, CEEAA, is the DCE and associate professor in the DPT Program at Des Moines University Medicine and Health Sciences (DMU). She has been in this position since 2014 and has served as Assistant DCE since 2009. Dr. Utley served as a clinical instructor at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines, Iowa, before joining the faculty at DMU. She has been practicing physical therapy, serving in various management roles since 1991, and continuing to practice as a PRN physical therapist at MercyOne Des Moines Medical Center.

Presenters are members of the Iowa Clinical Education Collaborative and are Credentialed Trainers for the APTA Level 1 Credentialed Clinical Instructor Program.


Level 2 Trainers

Lynn Frank, PT, DPT, NCS, is a DCE in the DPT Program at St. Ambrose University. She has been practicing physical therapy since 1987 and served as the SCCE at Genesis Medical Center in Davenport, Iowa, for six years before her appointment at the University in 2000.

Alecia Thiele, PT, DPT, MSEd, ATC, is the DCE in the DPT Program at Clarke University. She has been in this position since 1999 and also served as the Assistant ACCE at the College in 1997. In addition, Dr. Thiele has served as the SCCE at Medical Associates Clinic in Dubuque, Iowa, since 1993. She has been practicing physical therapy since 1991 and athletic training since 1994.

Presenters are members of the Iowa Clinical Education Collaborative and are Credentialed Trainers for both APTA Credentialed Clinical Instructor Programs (Level 1 and Level 2).

To be eligible for credentialing, each participant must attend all course and Assessment Center sessions.

Level 1

PTs and PTAs who complete the course can earn 1.6 CEUs (16 contact hours) and the APTA CCIP Level I Credential. Other healthcare professionals receive 1.2 CEUs (12 contact hours) but are not awarded the Level I CI Credential. APTA will provide the certificates for continuing education credit.

Level 2

Successful completion by PTs and PTAs can earn 1.7 CEUs and the APTA CCIP Level II credential. Other healthcare professionals are eligible to receive 1.3 CEUs. They are not awarded the Level II CI Credential.   

Note: Licensees should verify with their state licensing board whether CEUs are accepted by reviewing the relevant state practice act and/or administrative code.

Price

Cost:
$300.00
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CANCELLATION POLICY

  • All cancellations must be received in writing at cme@dmu.edu.
  • A nonrefundable administrative fee of $20 will be charged for all cancellations.
  • No refunds will be given after Tuesday, June 25, 2024.
  • Individuals who fail to attend the activity (no-shows) will not receive any refund. Forfeited fees may not be applied to any other activity.