Clinical Education DPT PROGRAM
Clinical education is the portion of the student’s professional education involving practice and application of classroom knowledge and skills to on-the-job responsibilities. Clinical education is an integral part of the academic curriculum. Clinical internships take place at affiliating clinical education sites with the help of clinical educators who volunteer their
time. The UCA DPT curriculum for Clinical Education includes a variety of clinical education experiences in settings such as acute care, inpatient rehabilitation, and out-patient as well as specialty areas both in Arkansas and out-of-state. Experienced physical therapists provide students with quality clinical instruction. Students apply their knowledge and practice their skills learned in the curriculum with a broad range of patients through out the age-span under supervision of their clinical instructor. During the 36 month DPT program, students complete five clinical practica totaling 43 weeks. Many clinical instructors are able to share their expertise and years of experience. In addition, some PTs have completed the APTA Clinical Instructor Credentialing Program.
The Director of Clinical Education is Dr. Misty Booth and she can be reached at email@example.com or 501-450-5543. Resources for clinical instructors, center coordinators of clinical education, and professional DPT students can be found below.
Central ACCE Consortium Clinical Instructor Course – March 5, 2016
The Central ACCE Consortium is hosting the 2nd Annual Central ACCE Consortium’s Physical Therapy Course for Clinical Instructors (PT’s and PTA’s welcome) on March 5, 2016. The course will be held this year at Rockhurst University in Kansas City, MO. In order to support clinical instructors who host students for programs in the Consortium, the course is being offered for very reasonable fees. Seating will be limited, so if interested register early. Date/Time: Saturday, March 5, 2016. Course registration at 7:30 am, Course begins 8 am -2:30 pm providing 6.5 hours of continuing education. Cost is $25. See the Consortium CI Course__Mar 5, 2016_CEU_flyer or contact Stacey Stephens (firstname.lastname@example.org).
APTA Credentialed Clinical Instructor Program (CCIP)
The UCA Department of Physical Therapy will host the Credentialed Clinical Instructor Program May 13-14, 2016 (Friday/Saturday) at the UCA Physical Therapy Center. The 15 hour course presented by Dr. Misty Booth provides 1.5 CEU. A discount is offered to clinical instructors at UCA Clinical Education Sites. The course is limited to 20 participants. Deadline to register is April 13, 2016. See UCA CCIP MAY 2016 Brochure & Registration Form. Contact Stacey Stephens at 510-450-5549 or email@example.com for more information.
The Department of Physical Therapy at UCA hosts the APTA Clinical Instructor Education and Credentialing each year. Successful completion of the assessment center results in the awarding of APTA CI credentialing. The Course and Assessment Center will be useful for both new and experienced physical therapist and physical therapist assistant educators involved with clinical education. Although the information presented covers the basic skills for CIs, the interactive tasks and large- and small-group discussions will be of benefit even to experienced educators.
APTA Advanced Credentialed Clinical Instructor Program (ACCIP)
The APTA Advanced Credentialed Clinical Instructor (ACCIP) course is open to physical therapists who have received the APTA CI Credential and have supervised at least one student. The ACCIP course provides 16.75 contact hours or 1.675 CEUs. Contact Stacey Stephens at 501-450-5549 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested. The course is not currently planned but may be in the future.
Documents For Clinical Instructors and CCCEs:
CSIF Template (MS Word)
PT Student Evaluation of Clinical Education and Clinical Instruction: