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November 8 – 9, 2019
University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

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Lynn Fitzgerald, DPT, MEd, is the Director of Clinical Education for the DPT Program at the University of Pittsburgh. She received her PT Degree in 1981, her MEd in educational research methodology in 2005, and her tDPT in 2014. Her scholarly interests include clinical evaluation and measurement, cost-effectiveness, and the development of innovative clinical education models. Her clinical interest is in the area of early intervention. She has been a Credentialed Clinical Education Trainer since 2000 and an Advanced Credentialed Clinical Trainer since 2005.

Ann Williamson, DPT, NCS, is the Director of Clinical Education in the DPT Program at Chatham University. She received her MPT in 2003 and tDPT in 2004. She certified as a Neurologic Clinical Specialist in 2009. Her research interests include the implementation of knowledge translation techniques and strategies into non-traditional continuing education course formats to enhance the adoption of evidence and behavior change in clinical practice. She completed the Credentialed Clinical Instructor Program in Spring 2017.

Continuing Education Credit:

The workshop is offered for 1.6 CEUs. A certificate of attendance will be provided to each participant. NOTE: All participants must attend each session in its entirety and complete the Assessment Center to be eligible for APTA Advanced CI credentialing.

Course Location:

University of Pittsburgh
Department of Physical Therapy
Bridgeside Point I
100 Technology Drive, Suite 210
Pittsburgh, PA 15219-3130

Workshop Schedule:

  • Friday, November 8, 2019
    • 12:30 p.m. - Check-in & light lunch
    • 1-7 p.m. - Coursework
  • Saturday, November 9, 2019
    • 7:30 a.m.. - Check-in & continental breakfast
    • 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. - Coursework

Accommodations in the area:

Hotel Indigo
329 Technology Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

SpringHill Suites by Marriott
Pittsburgh Southside Works
2950 South Water Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15203


The program will address the following areas in clinical education with respect to both the novice and experienced clinical instructor:

  • Planning and preparing for the PT student
  • Developing learning experience in the clinic
  • Performance assessment in the clinical environment
  • Identifying and managing the exceptional student
  • Legal issues in clinical education


After completion of the didactic curriculum, participants will apply the information in six simulated assessment centers. Successful completion of each station results in the awarding of a Credentialed CI certificate from the APTA and registration in a national data base.


To be eligible for the credentialing, through this course, you must:

1. Complete the registration online by September 1, 2019

2. Submit a participant dossier and signed agreement of participation, which will be emailed to you on the receipt of registration.

3. Attend each session of the program in its entirety.

4. Successfully complete each portion of the Assessment Center.

Fee for the course will be covered for University of Pittsburgh clinical instructors by the Department of Physical Therapy. Please contact Debra Utterback if you are not a University of Pittsburgh Clinical Instructor regarding the fee. The fee will cover the cost of the CI Participant Manual, CI Credential and CEU Certificates (1.6 contact hours/16 CEUs), CI Credential pin, and registry in APTA's database of Credentialed CIs.
If you have any questions, please email Debra Utterback at