Our academic programs in Occupational Therapy are ranked # 6 nationally and #1 in the Delaware Valley by U.S. News and World Report. Whether they enter our programs straight out of high school, from another college or while pursuing a career in Occupational Therapy (OT), all Thomas Jefferson University graduates are prepared for successful careers.
- Consistently higher scores than the national average on the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) certification exam. View the latest program NBCOT pass rate.
- Graduation rates in the high 90th percentile.
Thomas Jefferson University leads the way in healthcare education with the use of innovative teaching strategies, including simulated patients, consumer instructors and targeted interprofessional education opportunities allowing students to learn alongside peers in other health and medical professions. All classes are taught by innovative, highly experienced faculty members, many of whom are involved in funded training and research projects. Faculty and students have an opportunity to collaborate in projects based in Jefferson Elder Care, Child and Family Studies and the Sensory Integration Laboratory.
The Occupational Therapy program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE). ACOTE can be contacted through the American Occupational Therapy Association:
4720 Montgomery Lane
Bethesda, MD 20814-3449
Phone: 301-652-6611 X 2914
In December 2017, the Occupational Therapy Doctoral (OTD) Entry Level Program at Thomas Jefferson University-Center City, Philadelphia Campus, Pennsylvania, was granted the Status of Accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE).
Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University Integration
On September 9, 2016, leadership from Thomas Jefferson University and Philadelphia University signed an agreement approved by both Boards of Trustees to combine the two institutions. On July 1, 2017, the integration was made official with the announcement of the combined institution, Jefferson University.
Applicants who are interested in learning more about the integrated Univeristy can do so by visiting our Frequently Asked Questions Page.