Advanced Practice Certificates
Neuroscience: Advanced Concepts for Evidence Based Practice
Teaching in the Digital Age
Interprofessional Geriatric Practice
The advanced practice certificate is designed for registered and licensed occupational therapists, physical therapists and other rehabilitation professionals who wish to participate in advanced study of neuroscience and neuro-based rehabilitation intervention strategies. Courses are taught by experts in the field.
- 4 graduate level courses (12 credits)
- Courses are given in 8-week blocks (except course 1 which is a 14-week block) starting in September or January
- The certificate can be completed in 12 months
- Designed for busy professionals; all courses are 100% online
The Jefferson Difference
- Technology and information. Students use the latest distance learning tools including discussion boards, synchronous online presentations and live chat to participate in a community of learners. They also have access to professional literature through the Scott Memorial Library and experts on topics such as motor learning, sensory integration and constrained induced movement therapy.
The curriculum consists of four graduate-level courses (a total of 12 credits) that can be used toward a doctoral degree.
Course 1: OT 778 Advanced Evidence-Based Practice
Course 2: OT 751 Foundations of Neuroscience
Course 3: OT 753 Advanced Concepts in Neuroscience I
Course 4: OT 754 Advanced Concepts in Neuroscience II
- Bachelor’s degree or higher in occupational or physical therapy
How do I apply for a specialty certificate program?
- Complete the non-matriculated student form (complete all information)
- E-mail form to Jaclyn.Magee@jefferson.edu. We will initiate the process for registration.
- You will then be registered for the course and notified by the Tuition Office and the
Department of Occupational Therapy
- You start class online from anywhere you are
How much time should I expect to devote to the program?
The program is designed for part-time study so that practicing therapists can complete the certificate while maintaining employment and personal obligations. Students can expect to spend 3 hours a week in class and additional time for reading and doing assignments.
Will the certificate credits transfer to a Jefferson degree program?
Yes. The complete certificate is 12 credits, all of which will transfer into the OTD program at Jefferson. Courses are taught at the graduate level and may be transferred to another institution.
Are the courses applicable for continuing education credit?
Professional Development Units (PDU) for these courses are available through your professional organization.
Can I take classes out of order?
Courses are usually taken consecutively. Exceptions can be made on an individual basis.
How much does it cost?
Tuition is assessed per credit at the graduate level. Please visit the Registrar’s tuition page to view the current fees. Use the drop down menu to choose Jefferson School of Health Professions and Occupational Therapy Doctoral Program to view current per credit tuition rate. Universitytechnology and library fees are assessed each semester.
Jefferson alumni receive a 25% tuition discount. Employers may have funds budgeted to pay for tuition, either as tuition reimbursement programs or continuing education funds. For information about how to pay tuition and a monthly payment program click here.
What kind of learning experiences will be used?
The curriculum allows for a dynamic interactive learning environment using the latest technology for distance learning which allows access to a variety of experts on specific topic areas.
What resources can I access via the Web?
Jefferson’s resources, including library collections, services and technology, are easy to navigate via a distance format. The instructor will guide you through this process.
Carol Just, OTD, OTR/L
Roseann Schaaf, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA
Susan Toth-Cohen, PhD, OTR/L, OTD Director
How to Apply
Complete the non-matriculated student form (be sure to complete all information)
E-mail form to Jaclyn.Magee
@jefferson.edu. We will initiate the process for registration.
You will then be registered for the course and notified by the Tuition Office and the Department of Occupational Therapy
You start class online from anywhere you are!