Resources for Clinical Instructors

Physical therapy students could not become practicing clinicians without the help of excellent clinicians in the field.  They need rich learning environments and dedicated, caring mentors to evolve in their clinical skills and in their role as a professional. Click below to see an outline of the responsibilities of a clinical instructor as well as professional resources for this role.

 Benefits for UNC CIs

We would like to thank you for all you do in support of physical therapy and UNC-CH.  Here are a few things that we can offer to you as a way to say thanks:

  • AHEC Digital Library Access: The AHEC Digital Library Access will allow you to search using PubMed Medline, Cochrane and other databases. You can access UNC's electronic journals, including Physical Therapy.  Please fill out the information here in order to get your access established.
  • ­APTA CI Credentialing: UNC-CH hosts clinical instructor credentialing workshops on a regular basis. Please for additional information or to register for the next workshop.
  • Clinical Educational Workshops:  The faculty at UNC-CH are willing to come to your facility to provide in-services on topics that relate to your clinical practice and clinical education. Please contact us for more information or to set up a custom program.
  • Continuing Education Workshops: Please watch the PT division website for current information about upcoming programs. On occasion we are able to offer clinical instructors registration at reduced rates, so please watch the website and let us know if you would like to attend a workshop.
  • Preference for admissions into the online transitional DPT program: Click here for information about the tDPT program.
  • Mentor programYou have the opportunity to become a professional mentor. Please email if you are interested in being a mentor for entry-level physical therapy students or post-professional students.