Thomas Jefferson University
Jefferson College of Health Professions
Department of Occupational Therapy

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Department of
Occupational Therapy

Department of  Occupational Therapy

Whether students enter our Programs straight out of high school, from another college or while pursuing a career in Occupational Therapy (OT), all Jefferson College of Health Professions graduates are prepared for successful careers.

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Check out a recap of our spring semester! Our latest newsletter shares faculty, student and alumni news, including efforts to increase diversity in the OT field, Jefferson's efforts in preparing OTs to work in mental health areas, and the intersection of OT and design.

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U.S. News and World Report ranked Thomas Jefferson University’s Department of Occupational Therapy as the #6 program in the country.  


The Combined Bachelors and Master’s Program (Combined BSMS OT)  is an entry level program for students who have completed two years of college-level courses. Our program prepares you to work as entry-level practitioner in a variety of settings.

The Entry Level Master’s Program (EMOT) is an entry level program for students who have earned a bachelor’s degree in a field other than occupational therapy. The EMOT program prepares you to work as entry-level practitioner in a variety of settings.

Our entry level and post-professional degrees provide you with the skills and knowledge needed to be an innovator in traditional and emerging areas of occupational therapy.

Advanced practice certificates in occupational therapy offer specialized knowledge in a specific area to individuals with a BS or MS in occupational therapy.


Why Occupational Therapy?

Learn how the current emphasis on health and wellness has expanded the role of occupational therapy into preventive and educational arenas. Our programs are ranked nationally and provide an array of educational experiences that will lead to successful careers.


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The Occupational Therapy Master's program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA).

4720 Montgomery Lane
Suite 200
Bethesda, MD 20814-3449
Phone: 301-652-AOTA
www.acoteonline.org

The Doctorate of Occupational Therapy, entry level (OTDe) program has been granted pre-accreditation status from the Accreditation Council of Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA).


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Thomas Jefferson University/Philadelphia University Merger

On September 9, 2016, leadership from Thomas Jefferson University and Philadelphia University signed an agreement aproved by both Boards of Trustees to combine the two institutions.  We are working together with a variety of agencies, including the Department of Education, to complete all necessary regulatory processes and expect to complete the legal combination of the institutions in summer 2017. The new University name will be Thomas Jefferson University.

The current program offerings at Thomas Jefferson University and Philadelphia University will remain for fall 2018 and the foreseeable future.  Applicants who are applying to and are accepted into the current Thomas Jefferson University and Philadelphia University Occupational Therapy programs for fall 2018, would enroll in and complete the existing ACOTE-accredited programs.

For more information about the merger please visit our Frequently Asked Questions Page.

Contact Us

Department of Occupational Therapy
Jefferson School of Health Professions
901 Walnut Street, 6th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Admissions Office
Phone (toll-free):
1-877-533-3247
Phone: 215-503-8890
E-mail: TJU.Admissions@jefferson.edu

Any complaints related to the program by persons other than students or employees of TJU can be directed to Roseann Schaaf, Department Chair.
Phone:
215-503-9609
E-mail: Roseann.Schaaf@jefferson.edu