Jefferson School of Health Professions (JSHP) was established in 2006 as part of Jefferson College of Health Professions within Thomas Jefferson University. Some programs within the School started as hospital-based programs before the University existed — medical technology started in 1929, radiologic technology in 1935 and cytotechnology in 1953. In 2009, the University disbanded the College, and the School of Health Professions became a freestanding academic unit of Thomas Jefferson University, along with the Schools of Nursing, Pharmacy and Population Health, and the Medical College and Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences.
JSHP offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs, and is comprised of seven academic departments: Bioscience Technologies, Couple and Family Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Physician Assistant Studies, Physical Therapy, Radiologic Sciences, and Professional & Continuing Studies. The School, an interprofessional collection of health professions, offers natural opportunities for students to develop professional behaviors within a community of learners.
We seek to be responsive to the changing needs of the healthcare system.
- Curriculum is based on a set of core competencies that are essential to effective practice.
- Programs continually make innovative curricular changes to prepare students to function as outstanding health professionals in the dynamic environment of health care.
- Faculty develop learning and training experiences to ensure that you have the knowledge, skills and experience to be an evidence-based practitioner.
- As an integral part of a major academic health center, students have many interprofessional opportunities focused on working together, understanding one another's contributions, and effectively communicating in order to provide the best possible care for patients.