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Webinar Information

Strategies for taking simulation virtual webinar


In the wake of the pandemic, faculty have had to quickly pivot to remote teaching. Some are struggling with how to adapt valuable in-person simulation-based learning experiences (SBLE). Virtual simulation can be a viable option.

This recorded course discusses:

  • Critical background information to help attendees make decisions on curricular learning objectives that can be best met through virtual simulations, taking available resources into consideration.
  • Creative solutions and strategies for planning and delivering quality remote simulation-based learning experiences.
  • An overview of various strategies, along with individual faculty experiences with remote simulation.

This webinar was created by the ACAPT Simulation in Physical Therapy Education Consortium (SIPTEC).

Intended audience: Physical therapy educators - including faculty & clinical educators - interested in delivering virtual simulation-based learning experience

Learning objectives: Upon completion of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Define essential objectives of remote SBLEs  
  • Provide a rationale, including key talking points, for the importance of delivering SBLE in a remote environment 
  • Describe strategies for the development of virtual SBLEs
  • Discuss components of successful virtual prebreifing and debriefing 


  • $20 for ACAPT members
  • $30 for non-members

How to access:

CEU: .20


Jacque Bradford, PT, DPT, EdD, MS is a simulation educator for the Center for Healthcare Improvement and Patient Simulation at University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC). She earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy at UTHSC in 2009. Her clinical practice experience was primarily in the inpatient acute care setting. She moved into a faculty position at UTHSC in 2014 as DCE and taught coursework in fundamental skills and acute care practice. She completed her Doctor of Education degree at the University of Memphis with a concentration in Instructional Design & Technology in 2018. Her doctoral dissertation explored simulation-based education and the use of standardized patients in physical therapy education.

Dr. Bradford was appointed to the Academic Council of Academic Physical Therapy (ACAPT) Strategic Initiative Panel on Simulation in 2018. She is a member of the Society of Simulation in Healthcare and the Simulation in Physical Therapy Education Consortium (SIPTEC). She has presented nationally on simulation in PT education. In Fall 2019, Dr. Bradford moved into a simulation educator position to continue feeding her passion for integrating simulation experiences in healthcare professional education to elevate learning outcomes and learner engagement. As a simulation educator, Dr. Bradford assists in the development of clinical simulations for a variety of healthcare professional programs and levels of learners, delivers simulation professional development, and serves as a mentor for simulation faculty facilitators.

Susan Monica Grieve, PT, DPT, MS, PhD is Associate Professor of Physical Therapy at Samuel Merritt University. She is actively involved in curriculum development and the teaching of multiple course across the DPT program with a current focus in the areas of orthopaedic, acute care and cardiopulmonary patient client management. Her research focuses on adapting the design of simulation based educational experiences for health professional students through the application of learning theory such as Cognitive Load Theory and Ecological Psychology to optimize learning outcomes.

She completed her PhD in 2019 from Nova Southeastern University and has since presented her work at the International Cognitive Load Theory Conference (ICLTC) in Maastricht, The Netherlands and the International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare (IMSH) in San Diego, California. She is currently actively involved with adapting face to face simulation experiences to virtual simulation experiences in multiple entry level DPT courses.

If you have any questions, contact Jamil Tadlaoui, at events@acapt.org.

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