Clinical Education at Pacific University for CIs

Quality clinical education is critical for effectively preparing our students to be competent physical therapists.  Integral to this is the development of top-notch clinical education sites and clinical instructors.  This page contains information for use by current clinical instructors, as well as for physical therapists who would like to become clinical instructors for Pacific. 

Facility Clinical Education Manual

   1. Overview of Clinical Education

   2. Developing and Maintaining a Clinical Education Program

   3. Internship Syllabi for Class of 2013

   4. Internship Syllabi for Class of 2014 and 2015

   5. Rights and Privileges of CIs

   6. Weekly Objectives for Internships

   7. FERPA Information

Internship Calendar



       Clinical Internship VI (3rd Year; 8 weeks)

             March 18 - May 11, 2013

       Clinical Internship I (1st Year; 4 weeks)

             May 13 - June 7, 2013

       Clinical Internship III (3rd Year; 10 weeks)

             August 12 - October 18, 2013


       Clinical Internship II (2nd Year; 6 weeks)

           January 6 - February 14, 2014

       Clinical Internship IV (3rd Year; 10 weeks)

           January 6 - March 14, 2014

       Clinical Internship V (3rd Year; 9 weeks)

             March 17 - May 14, 2014

       Clinical Internship I (1st Year; 4 weeks)

             May 12 - June 6, 2014

       Clinical Internship III (3rd Year; 10 weeks)

             August 18 - October 24, 2014

Physical Therapist Clinical Performance Instrument (PT CPI)

   Pacific's School of Physical Therapy utilizes the APTA PT CPI to assess the student's

   performance during their clinical education experience. The PT CPI is available to both the

   clinical instructor and student via the web.

    How to Use PT CPI Web:

       1. Complete the MANDATORY APTA PT CPI Web Training.

            The one time online training and assessment program is free and consists of 5

            training modules.  Once you are completed with the training and assessment and

            pass with a 70% you will be able to print your CEU certificate and earn 0.2 units.

            Click to access to training: PT CPI Web Training


        2. Access PT CPI

           If you are a first time user, your login is created by the School of Physical

           Therapy. Your login will your email address that you have provided to us.  Please

           update your information under profile.


           User guide:

           Click here to login:

           Forgot your login? Contact Kihei Castillo at

           Forgot your password? E-mail PT CPI Web Support for assistance at:

  The academic program cannot reset your



How to Become a Clinical Site

    If you would like to become a clinical internship site for Pacific University, please contact

    Becca Reisch, ACCE, at

Continuing Education Opportunities in Clinical Education

    APTA Credentialed Clinical Instructor Program and Advanced Credentialed Clinical

    Instructor Program

   **APTA Credentialed CI Course in June

        This course addresses issues of planning and preparing for physical therapist students

        during their clinical internships, developing learning experiences, and supporting

        ongoing learning through questioning and effective feed-back.

        Skills of evaluation are discussed, as well as the identification and management of

        students with exceptional situations. The course also includes a look at legal implications

        for the clinical educator, including issues presented by ADA legislation.

        The course is useful for both new and experienced physical therapist educators involved

        in clinical education. While the information presented covers the basic skills for clinical

        instructors, the interactive tasks and large and small group discussions will be of benefit

        even to experienced educators.

    CSM - Education Section

    Northwest Intermountain Consortium Annual Conference

         The Northwest Intermountain Consortium hosts a clinical education conference each

         fall. Registration information will be posted when it becomes available.

How to Receive Oregon Continuing Education Credits for being a CI

   Starting May 15, 2012 Oregon licensed CIs who have been through a CI credentialing course

   may receive continuing education credit for being a CI.  PTs will receive one credit hour for

   each 40 hours of direct clinical instruction. The maximum cumulative credit gained for

   serving as a clinical instructor shall be no more than one-third (8 hours) of the total

   continuing education requirement during any certification period. If you have not received

   your CEU certificate a week after the end of the internship, please contact Kihei Castillo.

Library privileges for CIs

   Clinical Instructors are granted full privileges to Pacific University's library services for one

   year from the date they take a student.  Please contact Kihei Castillo to set up a library

   account.  In the e-mail please provide the following information:

        Name                               E-mail address

        Phone number                  Name of Clinic Site

        Are you an alumni?