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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.

  • Our graduating classes consistently achieve higher than national average scores on the NBCOT certification exam. Visit NBCOT to see the latest program pass rate.
  • Our three-year graduation rates are in the high 90th percentile.
Occupational Therapy

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.

Students have many unique opportunities including community service, fieldwork in unique settings and international experiences.


The occupational therapy program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE). Visit

ACOTE can be contacted at the American Occupational Therapy Association. 4720 Montgomery Lane, PO Box 31220, Bethesda, MD 20824-1220, (301) 652-AOTA (2682).