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Using clinical-academic partnerships to develop CI training

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

Clinical instructors 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.

Watch the recorded, free webinar here.

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The original webinar took place in March 2023.


Jenny Logan PT, DPT, NCS

Jenny 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

Catherine 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.

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ACAPT's National Consortium of Clinical Educators (NCCE) engages academic and clinical educators through partnerships to advance excellence and innovation in physical therapist education. NCCE membership is made up of one academic partner and one clinical partner from each ACAPT member institution. If you haven’t already done so, your academic program can join NCCE for free by registering your institution pair.

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