Jefferson 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 beside peers in other health and medical professions. All classes are taught by an innovative, highly experienced faculty, 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 Sensory Integration Laboratory.
Department of Occupational Therapy
Ranked in the top 6% nationally and #1 in the Delaware Valley by US News and World Report, Jefferson’s occupational therapy academic programs provide multiple entry pathways. Whether you are coming from high school or another college, or you are an OT looking for a graduate degree, all Jefferson graduates are prepared for a rewarding career.
The occupational therapy program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE). Visit www.acoteonline.org
ACOTE can be contacted at the American Occupational Therapy Association. 4720 Montgomery Lane, PO Box 31220, Bethesda, MD 20824-1220, (301) 652-AOTA (2682).
In the News
Dr. Roseann Schaaf, colleagues at Jefferson, and a team of therapists from Children’s Specialized Hospital in New Jersey co-authored one of the 2013/2014 Most Influential Articles in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.