Physical Therapist Assistant Instructor

Pima Medical Institute
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7475 Dakin Street, Suite 100Denver, CO80221

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 an accredited Physical Therapist Assistant or Physical Therapy program recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), or a graduate of an otherwise recognized training entity (e.g., hospital-based program) as a Physical Therapist Assistant or Physical Therapist.
  • Baccalaureate degree preferred. Instructors teaching general education courses must possess a bachelor’s degree with appropriate education in specific courses being taught.
  • Three (3) years of full-time, or equivalent, post licensure clinical experience as a Physical Therapist Assistant or Physical Therapist.
  • One (1) year of documented experience as an instructor in a CAPTE accredited Physical Therapist Assistant or Physical Therapy program preferred.
  • Current Physical Therapist Assistant or Physical Therapy licenses, certifications, or other designations as required by local, state, or federal laws to work as a PTA or PT.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of basic educational theory and methodology, instructional design and student evaluation and outcomes assessments.
  • Verbal and written communications skills.
  • Knowledge of Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and computer skills.