Therapeutic Associates Physical Therapy is a learning organization. We value and promote education to further individual professional development and maintain excellent, evidence-based clinical treatment. Our Continuing Education classes offer timely subject matter taught by leading instructors to help our own therapists and those outside our organization to achieve these goals.

For More Information:

Contact Dorothy Klemetson if you have any questions regarding TAI Continuing Education classes.

Contact Susan Heath if you have any questions regarding the internal TAI Leadership Development program.

TAI Therapists:

To access the TAI Leadership Development program courses, log onto the TAI Learning Center via the Employee Portal at:

Course Schedule

Upcoming continuing education classes are listed below.

  • Get more details on the class by clicking on the class name
  • Click on [Register] to download a registration form, unless otherwise indicated
  • TAI therapists should use the Intranet to register
  • Keep in mind that TAI therapists should get the approval of their director before signing up for a course

Forms are in Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) and will require the free Adobe Acrobat Reader Software to read.

Current Courses (click course to expand)

TAI therapists should use the TAI Learning Center for online registration.

Non-TAI Therapists

Date: November 18-20, 2016

Registration Friday 4:30 PM, Class 5pm to 9pm
Saturday 7 AM-6 PM, Sunday 8 AM-5 PM

TAI Lake Oswego Physical Therapy
17355 Boones Ferry Rd, Ste B
Lake Oswego, OR 97035

Total Hours: 24 contact hours

Cost:  $545 SPTS Member (member # required); $685 Non SPTS Member

Course Description:

Tailored to the professional rescuer, the Emergency Medical Response course by the American Red Cross provides comprehensive training that gives the participant the knowledge and skills needed to perform lifesaving interventions on critical patients. The course provides the necessary tools for the rescuer to help sustain life reduce pain and minimize injury during out-of-hospital medical and traumatic emergencies—while awaiting or alongside higher-level personnel at the scene. The curriculum meets and exceeds the requirements set by the National EMS Education Scope of Practice for an Emergency Medical Responder.

Core skills include: assessments, CPR, AED, airway and ventilation, medical and trauma emergencies, EMS operations, pharmacological intervention

The Sports Physical Therapy Section, APTA has adopted this course to meet the needs of the physical therapist providing sideline and venue coverage for athletic events, as well as PT’s in the clinic who are evaluating and treating athletes. The course and its instructors focus on problem solving and answering those difficult questions in the moment of sports coverage. This course is a valuable addition to those PT’s who work in direct access states. Additionally, the course fulfills the requirements for a physical therapist to be eligible to submit their application for the ABPTS – SCS examination.


TAI therapists should use the TAI Learning Center for online registration.

Non-TAI Therapists

Date: March 25, 2017

Times: 7:30 AM Registration, Class: 8AM-5PM


Pacific University, Hillsboro
222 SE 8th Ave.
Hillsboro, OR 97123

Instructor: Erin E. Jobst, PT, PhD

Total Hours: 15

8 hours Pre- and Post- assignments
7 class hours March 16, 2013

Cost: $160 TAI; $200 non-TAI

Course Description

Patients are frequently taking drugs for medical conditions that may or may not relate to the reason they are in physical therapy. Many drugs have the potential to influence therapeutic functional outcomes. Understanding basic clinical pharmacology allows physical therapists to identify common adverse drug reactions (ADRs), when to refer to other healthcare professionals, and potential ways to mitigate common ADRs during physical therapy. This course includes pharmacodynamics (how the drug affects the body) for major drug classes and pharmacokinetics (how the body responds to a drug). Emphasis will be on how physical therapy interventions – especially exercise – can affect drug absorption and distribution. The course covers drugs that affect the musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, and pulmonary systems, which an emphasis on those drug classes more like to be taken by outpatient orthopedic patients. Common ADRs, important drug-drug interactions, and potential therapy solutions to limit ADRs are discussed.


TAI therapists should use the TAI Learning Center for online registration.

Non-TAI Therapists

May 20-21, 2017

7:30 AM // Registration
8AM-5PM // Class

Registration Deadline:
April 28, 2017
Registrations may be made after deadline for additional fees – contact Course Coordinator

Being finalized

Cynthia Robinson, PT, Ph.D.

Credentialed Clinical Instructor Program (CCIP) Overview
This voluntary program is designed primarily for people interested in or involved with clinical education (clinical instructors [CIs], center coordinators of clinical education [CCCEs], academic coordinators of clinical education [ACCEs]) and is recognized by APTA as a Clinical Instructor (CI) Education and Credentialing Program.
The program was developed through a grant funded by APTA under the direction of principal investigator Michael J Emery, PT, EdD; with co-investigators Nancy Peatman, PT, MEd; and Lynn Foord, PT, MS, MEd; and with materials used by the New England Consortium of Academic Coordinators of Clinical Education.

The program addresses issues of:

  • Planning and preparing for physical therapy students during their clinical education experiences
  • Developing learning experiences
  • Supporting ongoing learning through questioning and effective feedback
  • Developing skills of performance evaluation
  • Identifying and managing students with exceptional situations
  • Identifying legal implications for clinical educators, including issues presented by ADA legislation

The Assessment Center provides each physical therapist and physical therapist assistant learner with the opportunity to apply information from the education program in simulated situations. Successful completion of each station in the Assessment Center results in the awarding of APTA CI credentialing. The six stations of the Assessment Center have been integrated into the program schedule. Therefore, it is essential for each participant to attend all sessions of the Course and Assessment Center in its entirety to be eligible for credentialing. It takes a total of 15 hours to complete the entire CI Education and Credentialing Program, which may be offered in several different configurations depending on the accessibility and needs of learners. Successful completion of this entire program (didactic and Assessment Center) earn physical therapists and physical therapist assistants APTA Clinical Instructor Credentialing.

The Course and Assessment Center will be useful for both new and experienced physical therapist and physical therapist assistant educators involved with clinical education. Although the information presented covers the basic skills for CIs, the interactive tasks and large- and small-group discussions will be of benefit even to experienced educators. APTA Clinical Instructor Education and Credentialing Program (CIECP).