DPT Clinical Education Information for Clinical Instructors

In your roles as clinical education faculty for Tufts DPT students, clinical instructors (CIs) and site coordinators of clinical education (SCCEs), you hold a remarkable opportunity to shape the future of the physical therapist profession. You serve as vital pillars of teaching, mentorship, and leadership for Tufts DPT students. This page serves as a resource hub for our esteemed clinical education faculty. We recognize and appreciate the significant contributions our clinical partners make in upholding the highest standards of excellence in physical therapist clinical education and are here to provide support.

Click here to see the numerous evidence-based benefits of clinical education, including clinician productivity and value for students, preceptors, and patients!

Become a Clinical Instructor

Interested in offering a clinical education experience for Tufts DPT students? If your clinical education site is new to Tufts DPT, connect with Devann L. Leech, clinical procurement director. If your site is already a contracted clinical partner, please email the DCEs of Tufts DPT-Boston, DPT-Phoenix, and/ or DPT-Seattle listed in the sidebar. We look forward to your partnership.

Cis are encouraged, but not required, to take the APTA’s Credentialed Clinical Instructor Program (CCIP) Level 1 course, which is now offered both virtually and in-person through the APTA. If you are interested in having a CI course for your specific facility or group, contact tara.dickson@tufts.edu.

APTA’s Level 2 CCIP course details how to develop a clinical curriculum for your facility, and CIs who have taken the Level 1 are encouraged to continue their education in this way. See below for additional clinical teaching resources.