First, a little history….
In 2014 the Physical Therapy House of Delegates made a couple motions that clinical education of physical therapists needs to be revamped. So the Board of Directors of the American Physical Therapy Association put together some groups to brainstorm how to go about this and what it would look like.
The biggest thing I saw was this new recommended path to becoming a physical therapist, which I’ve pulled out for you below.
The other change would be that the Clinical Instructors (CIs) would be more like real faculty in that they would have mandatory trainings, certification and re-certification.
I will not comment on my opinions, as this is what the APTA think tanks want from me as a CI and from anyone else that is a “stakeholder” or participant in educating physical therapists or has any kind of interest at all in where PT education goes in the future. If that’s you, please educate yourself with the above things per the request of APTA, then take their little survey and tell them what you think. You have until September 15, 2017 to complete the survey.