Hand & Upper Limb Rehabilitation


  • Center City Campus
  • College of Rehabilitation Sciences

Degree Earned

  • Certificate

Program Length

11 months

Program Type

  • On Campus
  • Hybrid

Program Start


Contact Information


Name: Jane Fedorczyk, PT, PhD, CHT
  • Certified Hand Therapist
  • Director, Center for Hand & Upper Limb Health & Performance
  • Director, Advanced Practice Certificate in Hand & Upper Limb Rehabilitation
  • Professor, Physical Therapy
  • Professor, Occupational Therapy


Telephone: 215-951-2800

This program is designed for physical or occupational therapists who wish to participate in advanced study of the hand and upper limb rehabilitation. The curriculum consists of four graduate level courses, offered in a convenient web-based format with limited onsite weekend sessions to practice psychomotor skills required for advanced practice in hand therapy.  Many graduates have indicated that the course work has helped them prepare for the Certification in Hand Therapy (CHT) examination offered by the Hand Therapy Certification Commission (HTCC).

After successfully completing the four courses, students will receive a post-professional certificate of completion. Previous students have transferred credits from the certificate program to degree programs at other universities; usually as elective credits. The credits may be applied to the Post-Professional OTD program offered at Thomas Jefferson University.


Meet the Faculty

Jane Fedorczyk, PT, PhD, CHT

  • Certified Hand Therapist
  • Professor, Physical Therapy & Occupational Therapy
  • Director, Center of Hand + Upper Limb Health and Performance