Seminole State College of Florida professor Dr. Carol Clayton has received the F.A. Davis Award for Outstanding Physical Therapist Assistant Educator.
Clayton, the program manager for Seminole State's Physical Therapist Assistant Program, was recognized by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) for her "demonstrated commitment to teaching, promoting and defining education" in her field throughout her 39-year teaching career.
In addition to her
many publications and presentations, Clayton
assisted with development of the Physical Therapist Assistant Online Clinical Performance Instrument, released in 2009.
The standardized online tool was the result of a three-year task force created by APTA
to advance technology in clinical education and is now actively used by PTA programs across the United States.
also was recognized for her
teaching abilities in 2005 with an Endowed Teaching Chair Award from the Foundation for Seminole State College
After receiving her bachelor's in Physical Therapy and master's in Health Sciences Education from Indiana University, Clayton received her doctorate in Educational Leadership from the University of Mississippi.
Since 1968, she has been a practicing physical therapist teaching in several colleges and universities.
received the award at APTA's
Annual Conference and Exposition in Tampa on June 7.