Presentation Title

P-21 Factors Influencing the Enrollment of Clinical Instructors in the APTA Credentialed Clinical Instructor Program: Perspectives of the APTA Credentialed Trainers

Presenter Status

Department of Physical Therapy

Second Presenter Status

Graduate Student, Department of Physical Therapy

Third Presenter Status

Graduate Student, Department of Physical Therapy

Fourth Presenter Status

Graduate Student, Department of Physical Therapy

Location

Buller Hallway

Start Date

31-10-2014 1:30 PM

End Date

31-10-2014 3:00 PM

Presentation Abstract

Introduction: The Physical Therapist Clinical Instructor (PTCI) is an essential role in the education of Physical Therapist students. In an effort to equip the PTCI, the American Physical Therapy Association developed the Credentialed Clinical Instructor Program (CCIP), a continuing education course that helps CIs learn how to effectively teach their students. Purpose: To investigate the factors that facilitate or impede the CI’s decision to take the CCIP from the perspective of the CCIP instructors, Credentialed Clinical Trainers (CCT). Review of Literature:. Subjects: Total population sampling of 204 CCTs. Methods: Descriptive exploratory study utilizing an idiosyncratic survey instrument. Pilot study was conducted. Internal consistency was tested using Cronbach’s Alpha. Majority trends in the data were found with frequencies and percentages. Results and Conclusion: CCTs perceive PTCI’s prefer to take CEUs relevant to clinical practice (n = 94/99, 95.2% A/SA), CI’s intend to take the course but are too busy (n = 82/99, 82.8% A/SA). CCTs perceived facilitating factors are, CI has a personal desire to strengthen their skills as an instructor (97.0% A/ SA), first time CI’s desire to gain new skills and ideas (88.9% A/SA), reduced travel time to the course (82.8% A/SA), and to gain CEUs (81.8% A/SA).

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P-21 Factors Influencing the Enrollment of Clinical Instructors in the APTA Credentialed Clinical Instructor Program: Perspectives of the APTA Credentialed Trainers

Buller Hallway

Introduction: The Physical Therapist Clinical Instructor (PTCI) is an essential role in the education of Physical Therapist students. In an effort to equip the PTCI, the American Physical Therapy Association developed the Credentialed Clinical Instructor Program (CCIP), a continuing education course that helps CIs learn how to effectively teach their students. Purpose: To investigate the factors that facilitate or impede the CI’s decision to take the CCIP from the perspective of the CCIP instructors, Credentialed Clinical Trainers (CCT). Review of Literature:. Subjects: Total population sampling of 204 CCTs. Methods: Descriptive exploratory study utilizing an idiosyncratic survey instrument. Pilot study was conducted. Internal consistency was tested using Cronbach’s Alpha. Majority trends in the data were found with frequencies and percentages. Results and Conclusion: CCTs perceive PTCI’s prefer to take CEUs relevant to clinical practice (n = 94/99, 95.2% A/SA), CI’s intend to take the course but are too busy (n = 82/99, 82.8% A/SA). CCTs perceived facilitating factors are, CI has a personal desire to strengthen their skills as an instructor (97.0% A/ SA), first time CI’s desire to gain new skills and ideas (88.9% A/SA), reduced travel time to the course (82.8% A/SA), and to gain CEUs (81.8% A/SA).