Physical Therapist Assistant Instructor - Substitute

Mesa, Arizona
Instruct and implement the Physical Therapist Assistant program to educate students in accordance with the curriculum standards and objectives.


  • Implement and evaluate daily lesson plans for students to include scheduled activities and materials of semesters.
  • Assess curriculum and provide input based on expectations within the profession and contemporary expertise.
  • Participate in the development of processes and procedures to ensure students’ readiness and safety prior to their clinical education experience.
  • Participate in continuing education courses to acquire and improve knowledge in teaching methodologies, adult learning and creating effective learning experiences.
  • Participate in PMI service and/or professional service events.
  • Plan instruction to achieve specific objectives based upon student need and established curriculum.
  • Monitor the attendance of students in the program and coordinate with Associate Director when absences occur two days in a row.  Prepare attendance reports weekly for the office management department.
  • Review student success rates and implement plan to reduce student withdrawals.  Meet with students to encourage them to stay in the program.  Maintain an 80% student success rate for all classes taught in the program.
  • Maintain student grades in accordance with established policies.  Prepare final grades at the end of each semester to update student records and transcripts.
  • Evaluate the performance of students regarding achievements in curriculum and activities and make necessary provisions to meet learning needs.
  • Arrange and coordinate guest speakers, field trips and visits to therapy clinics.
  • Prepare lectures, labs and practical demonstrations for students in class and individually.
  • Assist and advise students with Physical Therapist Assistant program curriculum.
  • May assist and coordinate externships for Physical Therapist Assistant students.
  • Participates in projects to assist in meeting department goals as determined by the Program Director. 

The list of essential functions is not exhaustive and may be supplemented.



  • Associate’s degree from a CAPTE accredited Physical Therapist Assistant or Physical Therapy program recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). Baccalaureate degree preferred. 
  • Three (3) years of full-time, or equivalent, post licensure clinical experience as a Physical Therapist Assistant or Physical Therapist.
  • Documented contemporary expertise in the area of teaching responsibility and knowledge of the content delivery method.
  • One (1) year of documented experience as an instructor in a CAPTE accredited Physical Therapist Assistant or Physical Therapy program preferred.
  • Physical therapist or physical therapist assistant who is licensed, registered, or has certification according to regulations in the state in which the program is located.
  • A physical therapist or physical therapist assistant may hold a license, registration, or certification from any U.S. jurisdiction unless otherwise indicated in the state practice act where the program is located.
  • Verbal and written communication skills. 
  • Knowledge of Word, Excel, Power Point and other computer skills.