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October 12-13, 2012


Quest Conference Center, 8405 Pulsar Place, Columbus, Ohio 43240

October 12-13, 2012 • 8:00 AM – 5:30 PM • Quest Business Center • Columbus, Ohio

This program is recognized by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) as the Clinical Instructor (CI) Education and Credentialing Program and is being sponsored by the Ohio Physical Therapy Association.  The course has been designed for physical therapists and physical therapist assistants with an interest in clinical education and is approved by OPTA for 15.0 CEUs. 

The program addresses issues of planning & preparing for physical therapy students during their clinical education experiences; developing learning experiences & supporting ongoing learning through questioning and effective feedback.  Skills of performance evaluation are discussed, as well as the identification and management of students with exceptional situations.  The program closes with a comprehensive look at legal implications for clinical educators, including issues presented by ADA legislation.

The program includes both didactic components & an Assessment Center.  The Assessment Center provides physical therapy participants with the opportunity to apply information from the program in simulated situations.  Successful completion of each station in the Assessment Center results in the awarding of APTA CI Credentialing.  It is essential for each physical therapy participant to attend all didactic sessions of the Course and the Assessment Center in its entirety, in order to be awarded both credentialing and OPTA approved CEUs.

The Course & Assessment Center will be useful for both new and experienced clinical and academic educators.  While the information presented covers basic skills, the interactive tasks and large and small group discussions will be of benefit even to experienced educators and managers.


The APTA Credentialed Trainers for this program are Marcy Stalvey, PT, NCS & Carolyn Shisler, PT, CCCE.

Registration Fees:

Group discounts on the APTA fees for individuals employed Full-time at the same facility (health system) are available. 

For discount, all registrations from the same facility must be submitted together.

To Register: Deadline EXTENDED to Tuesday, September 18, 2012

  1. Complete the Participant Dossier
  2. Complete the Participant Payment Form
  3. Also attach a copy of current license card and APTA membership card (if APTA member).  

Return registration materials to the OPTA office:

Registration is not complete until all italicized items on the Participant Dossier, Payment Form have been received. 

Course Location & Parking:

Quest Business & Conference Centers is located in Columbus, Ohio, one block east of I-71 on Polaris Parkway at 8405 Pulsar Place, Columbus, Ohio 43240. CLICK HERE for a map and as always we encourage you to use MapQuest or Google Maps for more detailed directions from your location.


A room rate of $109.00 is being offered to course attendees by the Hampton Inn & Suites Columbus-Polaris located at 8411 Pulsar Place, Columbus, OH  43240.  Please make your reservation by contacting the Hampton Inn & Suites by phone at 614-885-8400 by Tuesday, September 11, 2012.  Be sure to identify yourself being with OPTA in order to take advantage of this special room rate.

Course refund policy:  Individuals who are unable to attend the course after registering may request a refund of the course fees up to 72 hours prior to the first day of the course.   No refunds will be granted after that time period.

Additional information/questions contact the OPTA office at 614-855-5029 or

Absolute Deadline for Registration:

EXTENDED to Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Pre-registration Only – Absolutely no late or on site registrations accepted

Course limited to first 34 registrants

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