APTA Credentialed Clinical Instructor Program   Level I

Date: Friday and Saturday, October 14th, and 15th, 2022
*Deadline for registration for this course is September 23rd, 2022
Audience: Intended for PT, PTAs
**All rehab professionals working with ADULTS and PEDS in all settings (Acute care, TCU, LTC, Homecare…) are welcome
Course Level: Introductory
Check in time: Friday: 11:45 am-12:00 pm 
Course time: Friday: 12:00 pm-6:45 pm
                       Saturday: 8:00-5:45 pm
Location: M Health Fairview Southdale Hospital
6401 France Avenue S, Edina, MN 55435
International Room A and B 
Contact Hours: 15.0 
Course intended to be attended in full
Course fee: APTA members: $150 and Non-members $240.  All other disciplines: $280
Group discounts to not apply for this course.

Class is intended to be completed in full to receive certificate of completion. Course will not be submitted through the MN Board of PT for approval as  course is already an approved course through the APTA


***REGISTER BY GOING TO:  https://ccip.apta.org

Offering code is: 202210MN072

Link to instruction:https://www.apta.org/contentassets/f2e683ef4ec14e5c9178b009a2990947/ccip-online-instructions-for-participants.pdf

Once you complete the online registration through APTA and are approved, you will be redirected to our registration page and will receive instructions on how to pay for the course. If you have questions in regard to this, please reach out to [email protected]

Cancellation Policy Cancellation Fee will apply



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 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 15.0 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) which may be used to satisfy licensure renewal requirements.
The “Assessment Center” and formal Credentialing is available only to PT and PTAs, where participants have opportunity to apply information from the program to simulated situations. Successful completion of each station in the Assessment Center results in the APTA Clinical Instructor Credentialing. The 6 Assessment Center stations are integrated into the course; therefore, each participant must attend all sessions of the Program and Assessment Center in in its entirety for credentialing.



Amanda Sharp PT, DPT, GCS                                                                                                                                                                                    

Dr. Sharp received a Bachelor of Arts in Dance from the University of Wisconsin- Stevens Point in 2003 and is a 2008 graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Program in Physical Therapy. In 2014 she earned her Transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy degree through The College of St. Scholastica. She is a Geriatric Clinical Specialist through ABPTS. Amanda is the Associate Program Director, Director of Clinical Education, and an Assistant Professor in the Division of Physical Therapy at the University of Minnesota. She has been a Credentialed Clinical Instructor Trainer since 2017 and enjoys working with the clinical community across disciplines. Shaped by her own experiences as a clinician, Amanda strives to ensure students reflect on the complex role of clinical practice; seeing beyond a diagnosis or treatment plan to truly engage with their clients. Through mentoring and education, Amanda believes clinical instructors and students can work together to enhance the lives of the clients they serve.

Sharon L Kimble PT, DPT, GCS, NCS

Dr. Kimble received a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Health Sciences, The Chicago Medical School.  In 2009 she earned a transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy from Saint Catherine’s University. She is certified in both geriatrics and neurology through the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties. Sharon has been a credentialed clinical instructor since 1999 and a credentialed clinical instructor trainer since 2017.  Sharon was awarded the Excellence in Clinical Education Award from the University of Minnesota in 2018.  One of her areas of expertise in clinical instruction is management of 2:1 placement. 

The course participant will be able to:
  1. Recognize the roles and responsibilities of a clinical instructor.
  2. Write behavioral objectives that design and measure the student’s performance.
  3. Identify the characteristics of the adult learner.
  4. Influence the student’s learning by understanding readiness to learn and learning styles.
  5. Facilitate learning in the clinical environment.
  6. Differentiate between formative and summative types of evaluation.
  7. Identify selected tools used in providing evaluative feedback to students.
  8. Manage the exceptional student in clinical education.
  9. Lead co-workers in being better prepared to provide clinical education
Friday (6.50 contact hours)
11:45-12 pm check-in / registration
12-2 pm Section I: Clinician as Clinical Educator
2-2:15 (break)
2:15-3:45 Section II: Readiness to Learn
3:45-4:15 Q & A for Sections I/II, Orientation to Assessment Center
4:15-4:45 Assessment Center 1
4:45-5:15 Assessment Center 2
5:15-6:45 pm Assessment Center Scoring and Adjourn
Saturday ( 8.5)
8:00-10:15 Section III: Facilitating Learning in the Clinical Environment
10:15-10:30 (break)
10:30-12:00 Section IV: Performance Assessment- The Clinical Environment
12:00-12:45 pm Lunch (on your own)
12:45-2:45 Section V: Legal, Regulatory, and ADA Issues in Clinical Education 
2:45-3:00 (break)
3:00-5:00 Section VI: Managing the Exceptional Student in Clinical Education 
5:00-5:45 Assessment Centers 3, 4, 5, 6, Scoring, and Adjourn