Clinical Instructor (Preceptor) Resources
Learn about clinical student/preceptor education partnerships and opportunities in KU's doctorate program in physical therapy.
KU’s physical therapy program welcomes contracts with new facilities that are committed to offering quality clinical experiences on an ongoing basis. We find that students are most inclined to travel for full-time clinical rotations when free or low-cost housing is available.
Clinical Faculty Benefits
Clinical faculty of KU's physical therapy program are invited to continuing education courses sponsored by the KU Department of Physical Therapy, Rehabilitation Science, and Athletic Training. Limited assistance may be available to clinical faculty for attendance at APTA-sponsored clinical instructor credentialing courses. Clinical faculty may also access KU Medical Center library resources upon request.
In addition, opportunities may be available to participate in academic program activities such as clinical teaching in labs, guest lecturing, participating in certain committees, advisory groups and/or the student-run pro bono health clinic. Clinical sites and/or clinical faculty may also request faculty consultation for clinical research projects.
The Kansas Board of Healing Arts has approved continuing education (CEU) credit for clinical instructors who supervise students. One contact hour is awarded for each documented 40 hours of supervision, for up to three (3) CEUs per reporting period (100-29-9 #13).
To obtain additional information about clinical education partnerships with our program or if you're a clinician interested in joining the program's clinical faculty, please contact Yvonne Colgrove, Ph.D., PT, director of clinical education, at 913-588-0249 (711 TTY) or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Core Values (PDF)
- Credentialed Clinical Instructor Program
- Guidelines and Self-assessment for Clinical Education (PDF)
- Minimum Required Skills of Physical Therapist Graduates at Entry-level (PDF)
- ACAPT Resources
- Regulations Related to Students
- Student Services and Medicare Reimbursement
- TeamStepps Training Material
- Tools for Effective Precepting
- Weekly Planning Form (PDF)
- Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) (PDF)