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Event Details

Using clinical-academic partnerships to develop CI training (Webinar)


This resource-sharing webinar is provided through ACAPT's National Consortium of Clinical Educators (NCCE).

Clinical instructors (CIs) have a critical role in the formation of physical therapist and physical therapist assistant students, yet are provided few formal opportunities to enhance their role as educator. A team of academic faculty and site coordinators for clinical education collaborated to address this gap in development opportunities.

Based on CI-identified needs and constructs identified as key for facilitating excellence in physical therapist education, the team created a successful series of educational sessions. This webinar will highlight the development process; provide details on content, delivery and timing of the educational sessions; and review outcomes from this program.

Target audience

  • Directors of clinical education (DCEs)
  • Site coordinators of clinical education (SCCEs)
  • Clinical instructors (CIs)

Learning objectives

Upon completion of this free, resource-sharing webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Outline the process for the collaborative development of an educational series for clinical instructors, considering, the self-identified needs of CIs as well as constructs identified as key for facilitating excellence in physical therapist education
  • Share details of the CI development series, including content, instructional design and timing
  • Summarize the importance of academic/clinical partnerships in creating and promoting CI development opportunities

How to register

Register here for this free, resource-sharing webinar on Thursday, March 16, 2023, at 2:00pm EST.

All faculty members and clinical affiliates of ACAPT member institutions can use ACAPT member benefits and set up their free online ACAPT account at members.acapt.org. A faculty member or clinical affiliate of a member institution may be individual members of ACAPT. Individual members do not pay dues to ACAPT.



Jenny Logan, PT, DPT, NCS

received her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Northwestern University in 2010. She has been employed as a Specialist Physical Therapist at the University of Colorado Hospital since 2014 and has been in the SCCE role since 2017.

She was named the 2022 Outstanding Physical Therapy Clinical Educator by the Colorado APTA chapter. She is an affiliate faculty member in the Regis University DPT program and an associated faculty member at the University of Colorado DPT program. She has worked extensively on CI development opportunities including an ongoing collaboration with the CU clinical education team.


Catherine Bilyeu PT, DPT

received a Bachelor of Medical Rehabilitation in Physical Therapy from the University of Manitoba, Canada and completed a transitional DPT at the University of South Dakota in 2013. Dr. Bilyeu is an Assistant Professor, Faculty Residency Program Coordinator, and Clinical Education Team member in the Physical Therapy Program at the University of Colorado.

Dr. Bilyeu leads a faculty development program at CU, specifically focusing on supporting the teaching and development needs of associated faculty, residents and clinical instructors. She is a Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist and earned her Orthopedic Manual Therapy Certification from the International Academy of Orthopedic Medicine. Research interests are focused on excellence in physical therapist education including faculty development programs, assessment of teaching behaviors, and exploration of alternative clinical education models.


  1. Development of an expert clinical instructor: A theoretical model for clinical teaching in physical therapy

  2. Achieving clinical instructor competence

  3. Quality in physical therapist clinical education: A systematic review

  4. Essential characteristics of quality clinical education experiences: Standards to facilitate student learning

  5. A systematic review of faculty development initiatives designed to enhance teaching effectiveness: A 10-year update: Beme guide no. 40
 If you have any questions about this webinar, contact events@acapt.org.

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