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Event Details

Simulation Instructor Training for Rehabilitation Professionals (SITReP)

Virtual 2/26, 3/4, & 3/11 and In-person 3/22-23 at Northeastern University Charlotte


    Daniel Dale, PT, DPT, CHSE   and   Sharon Gorman, PT, DPTSc

    The Simulation Instructor Training for Rehabilitation Professionals is a hybrid program designed to prepare rehab professional educators in developing and delivering simulation-based learning experiences following standards of best practice.

    Participants will complete interactive online learning modules and an in-person program, including:

    • 3 virtual modules to be completed over 3 weeks between February 26 - March 21, 2024 - to gain knowledge about simulation education, design, and best practices in developing scenarios followed by:

    • 2-day in-person program on March 22 & March 23, 2024 - focusing on applying principles through experiential learning, including prebriefing, facilitation and debriefing.

    Who should attend

    This course is appropriate for individuals with and without simulation experience - and is designed for rehabilitation professionals interested in designing and delivering simulation-based learning in their academic and/or clinical curriculum, including:

    • Physical therapists
    • Occupational therapists
    • Respiratory therapists
    • Speech and language pathologists

    Maximum enrollment is 18 participants.  


    1. Explore foundational theories that underlie simulation-based education.
    2. Identify best practices for developing an effective simulation-based learning experience for rehabilitation professionals.
    3. Design an evidence-based simulation-based learning experience for rehabilitation professionals based upon specific learner needs.
    4. Demonstrate skills required to facilitate essential components of a simulation-based learning experience for rehabilitation professionals.
    5. Advocate for the optimal use of simulation in rehabilitation education.

    CEUs provided

    Sign up for the waitlist here - and you'll be the first to be notified about future training too.

    • Course coordinators and instructors are reviewing registrations for the Feb/Mar 2024 dates now; ACAPT will notify accepted participants & send them a $1,200 invoice.  We are investigating additional training dates in 2024 and will keep you posted.
    • The course fee includes:
      • All virtual and in-person learning materials 
      • CEUs provided by APTA's Learning Center 
      • Use of the simulation lab at Northeastern University, Charlotte
      • Lunch and snack for the in-person sessions

      SITReP Instructors

      Daniel Dale, PT, DPT, CHSE

      DanielDaleDaniel Dale is a Clinical Assistant Professor and the Assistant Director of Clinical Education in the Department of Physical Therapy at Mercer University. He received his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Armstrong Atlantic State University (now Georgia Southern University) in Savannah, Georgia in 2011.  Dr. Dale is a Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator (CHSE) by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare, and is also a Certified Lymphedema Therapist (CLT). In addition to his teaching and clinical practice, Dr. Dale also serves as an educational consultant for Early Mobility, a company for consulting services and early mobility program development and management for major hospital systems countrywide. Dr. Dale’s current teaching responsibilities include assisting in service-learning, integrated and long-term clinical experience courses, health policy, and conducting simulation in courses throughout the curriculum related to neurology, acute care, and interprofessional education related to the ICU and acute care environments. Dr. Dale is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association, including the Education, Acute Care, and Leadership and Innovation Academies. He has served on multiple committees and in leadership positions within the state and national professional associations. Dr. Dale is also a member of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH). Currently, Dr. Dale is Chief Delegate of APTA Georgia, a Chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association, and is also a Past President of the Chapter.

      Sharon Gorman, PT, DPTSc

      SharonGormanSharon Gorman is a Professor of Physical Therapy at Samuel Merritt University in Oakland, CA. She teaches Doctor of Physical Therapy students in the areas of acute care and management of medically complex patients. She has been actively incorporating simulation-based education into her courses since 2008, and works interprofessionally with the accredited Health Sciences Simulation Center at Samuel Merritt. Dr. Gorman was a member ACAPT’s Strategic Initiative Panel on Simulation and has published and presented in the area of simulation in physical therapy education. She received her Doctor of Science degree in Physical Therapy at University of California/San Francisco State University, a Master of Science in Health Science at San Francisco State University, and a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from Mt. St. Mary’s University, Los Angeles. Dr. Gorman is board certified by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties as a Geriatric Clinical Specialist and is a Distinguished Practitioner and Fellow of the National Academies of Practice. Dr. Gorman’s professional service spans local district, state, and national American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) elected positions, committees, and volunteer activities. She currently is the APTA Acute Care Social Media Subcommittee Chair and serves as a California Delegate to the APTA House of Delegates.

      SITReP Course Coordinators: 

      • Sheri Kiami, PT, DPT, MS, Northeastern University
      • Nicki Silberman, PT, DPT, PhD, Hunter College


      SITReP Learning Modules pdf schedule 

      Schedule includes 3 hybrid sessions on February 26, March 4, and March 11; and in-person program at Northeastern University -- Charlotte on March 22 & 23. Open the Learning Modules pdf to learn more.



        The course is co-sponsored by Northeastern University, Charlotte Graduate Campus, and the American Council of Academic Physical Therapy

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