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

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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.


 Occupational therapists are highly-educated, licensed health care professionals who restore and maintain health so that individuals can participate in daily occupations such as work, school, play, leisure activities, daily living activities  and avocational activities.

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.


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

Admissions Office
Phone (toll-free):
Phone: 215-503-8890