Clinical Instructor Resources
The LSC Physical Therapist Assistant Program is grateful to the physical therapists and physical therapist assistants who serve as clinical instructors for our PTA students during their part-time and full-time clinical experiences. Without the time and energy you give, our students could not graduate and become gainfully employed as PTAs.
We recognize there are pros and cons to taking students, and that having a student can be challenging from a time-management, reimbursement, and/or productivity standpoint. We hope the resources provided below will encourage a successful experience for both you and your student.
- Characteristics of Effective Preceptors (resource from Emory University)
- Resources for Giving Feedback to Students (from an instructor in California)
- Physical Therapist Assistant Clinical Performance Instrument
Ten specific professional behaviors are assessed during classroom, lab, and clinical education activities throughout the LSC PTA program. These professional behaviors have been identified as vital for success in the field of physical therapy. Students will formally self-assess their professional behaviors two to three times during the program.