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CPTA Sponsored Continuing Education

Education for a lifetime

The California Physical Therapy Association (CPTA) is pleased to announce the 2017 listing of CPTA Sponsored Continuing Education Courses for physical therapists and physical therapist assistants. Please register at least 2 weeks prior to the start of the course. Confirmation of your registration will be sent via e-mail within 2 business days. Most courses have a maximum capacity and may fill prior to the start of the course. Please register early!

If you are a member of the APTA and do not live in California, please print a registration form and fax it to (916) 646-5960.


October 28-29, 2017
Movement System Impairments Syndromes of the Lumbar Spine and Hip: Interactions and Evidence
Location: Samuel Merritt University, Oakland

Presenter: Shirley Sahrmann, PT, PhD, FAPTA


November 3-4, 2017

Credentialed Clinical Instructor Program (CCIP)

Location: San Diego Mesa College, San Diego

Presenters: Michael Simpson, PT, DPT, CCS


November 11-12, 2017

CAL-PT-FUND Research Symposium: Early Interventions in Pediatric Physical Therapy

Location: Los Angeles, CA

Presenters: Kristie Bjornson, PT, PhD, Diane Damiano, PT, PhD, Eileen Fowler, PT, PhD, Julia Looper, PT, PhD, Katrin Mattern-Baxter, PT, DPT, PCS, Noelle Moreau, PT, PhD, Beth Smith, PT, PhD, Stephanie Yu Covert, PT, MSPT, PCS


December 9-10, 2017
Concussion or Worse? Differentiating and Managing Patients with Dizziness in a Typical (Busy!) Outpatient Clinic
Location: San Jose Kaiser Medical Center, San Jose

Presenter: Rob Landel, PT, DPT, FAPTA


January 13, 2018

State of the Association

Location: San Diego, CA

Presenter: Sharon Dunn, PT, PhD & Chris Powers, PT, PhD, FAPTA


March 17, 2018
Student Conclave
Location: Mount St. Mary's University, Los Angeles


April 28-29, 2018

Credentialed Clinical Instructor Program (CCIP)

Location: American Career College, Anaheim

Presenters: Marijean Piorkowski, PT, DPT


June 1-3, 2018

I Survived, Now What?

Location: Southern CA

Presenters: Mary Massery, PT, DPT, DSc


August 2-4, 2018

If You Can't Breathe, You Can't Function: Integrating Cardiopulmonary and Postural Control Strategies in the Pediatric and Adult Populations

Location: Northern CA

Presenters: Mary Massery, PT, DPT, DSc


September 22-23, 2018
CPTA Annual Conference
Location: Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara


December 8-9, 2018
Movement System Impairments Syndromes of the Cervical Spine: The Role of the Shoulder
Location: TBD

Presenter: Shirley Sahrmann, PT, PhD, FAPTA


Additional courses being added to the schedule include:

  • APTA's Clinical Instructor Credentialing and Education Program 
  • ICD-10
  • Documentation
  • Medicare Updates
  • Reimbursement
  • and much more! 

CPTA is proud to offer the highest quality programming and faculty with courses designed to enhance your practice. If you have a suggestion for a course topic, course speaker, or would like to host a course at your facility, please contact Rita Pierson at

Want to present a course for CPTA?

Programming has been set for the 2017 CPTA Annual Conferences. We will identify topics and speakers for 2018 CPTA Annual Conference this upcoming March. If you are interested in presenting at Annual Conference or a stand alone course, please submit your proposal to CPTA by clicking here.

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