The Credentialed Clinical Instructor Program (CCIP), Level 1, By APTA - VIRTUAL COURSE

January 8 and 14, 2022
8-5 PM Saturday, Jan. 8

12-8 PM Friday, Jan. 14



$100 Members, fee includes e-manual
$200 Non-Members, 
fee includes e-manual



Course Description

The Credentialed Clinical Instructor Program (CCIP), Level 1, 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 1.5 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) which may be used to satisfy licensure renewal requirements.




Course Objectives

The experienced APTA CI must possess the following:

· Understanding of and experience with the management of the 'exceptional' student

· Ability to communicate effectively in a variety of situations, including those involving conflict

· Ability to define student readiness and plan and conduct relevant learning experiences

· Ability to conduct and document formative and summative information of student performance

· Ability to apply the principles of teaching and learning in the instructional process

· Ability to adjust supervisory approach based on students' need

· Knowledge of legal issues and federal regulations related to clinical education

About the Instructor

Christina King, PT, MPT, is a physical therapist and educator who has been a Credentialed Clinical Instructor Program (CCIP) trainer since 2017. Clinically, she has practiced in multiple settings and supervised PT and PTA students from both the U. S. and Europe.

Mrs. King's teaching experience began at TIRR Memorial Hermann by not only serving as a Clinical Instructor, but also mentoring in the Neurologic Physical Therapy Residency Program, and providing continuing education at the Brain Injury Symposium. While a therapist at TIRR Memorial Hermann, she also assisted with laboratory instruction at Texas Woman's University. Later, she was the primary therapist of the serial casting program at Texas Children's Hospital West Campus, and she mentored clinicians and techs during the development of the casting program at West Campus. Outside of the therapy department, Mrs. King has contributed to Rice University's Engineering Design Showcase as a capstone project mentor for a group of engineering students developing obstacle-avoidance technology for power wheelchairs.

Currently, Mrs. King is a full-time Clinical Director (ACCE) and classroom/lab instructor in the Physical Therapist Assistant Program at Pima Medical Institute Houston. She is a member of the Academy of Physical Therapy Education of the American Physical Therapy Association and the Southeastern District (SED) of the Texas Physical Therapy Association, formerly serving as the SED First Vice-Chair. She enjoys advocating for, and sharing, her profession with others and helping students evolve into competent clinicians.


Day 1, Saturday, January 8, 2022:

7:30-8:00 Course Registration & Sign-in

8-5 p.m.



Day 2, Friday, January 14, 2022:

11:30-12 p.m.  Course Sign-in

12-8 p.m.


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Who Should Attend



16 contact hours or CCU's through TPTA. Texas Children's Hospital is a preferred provider for the Texas Physical Therapy Association, APS #2303051TX.