Advanced Practice Certificate in 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

Admissions Information

To apply, submit an application along with a fee of $25 to Jefferson.

After submitting the application, you will receive instructions on how to submit the supporting application materials listed below through your online MyJefferson account. If you prefer, you may also mail your materials to:

Thomas Jefferson University
Graduate Application Document Processing
4201 Henry Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19144

You will receive a MyJefferson identification number via email once you submit your application for admission. Be sure to include your name and MyJefferson ID on all documents that you mail to Jefferson.

Supporting Materials

Transcripts: Submit official undergraduate and graduate transcripts from all regionally accredited institutions you have attended and/or from which you earned credit. Official transcripts can be sent electroincally by the institution to or mailed to the address above.

Personal Statement: Submit a statement of purpose outlining your interest in the program, how the course of study relates to your desired career path, and your academic and job-related experiences that are relevant to the program.

Letters of Recommendation: Submit either one letter of reference from a faculty member from your OT or PT education or two letters from your work experience that provide insight into your academic competence. References from college or university faculty members are recommended. You may request recommendations through your MyJefferson account.

Résumé: A current professional résumé is required.

Professional License/Certification: An OT or PT professional credential showing the expiration date is required to be uploaded in MyJefferson. Depending on your profession and where you practice, a professional credential may include a license, certificate, or registration. In all cases, it is the credential that you need to legally practice in that location. This credential must be active and you must be in good standing with the issuing agency.

Additional Requirements for International Coursework

Students who have taken coursework outside of the United States should submit a course-by-course academic credential evaluation from a National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) member credentialing organization. Applicants who do not have a NACES evaluation are required to submit official transcripts, along with an official English translation, to Jefferson for review. Thomas Jefferson University reserves the right to outsource student academic credentials to our NACES member partner for evaluation.

International Applicants

At Jefferson, we set a high priority on the exchange of ideas, research, and education with members of the international community. Learn more about specific requirements for international applicants.

Jefferson is unable to issue I-20’s for international students for this program. International candidates who are in the US and do not need an I-20 issued can apply to this program.

Application Deadlines

To be considered complete and eligible for review, all supporting materials must be received by the deadline.

AUGUST 1: Fall Application Deadline

To be considered complete and eligible for review, a Thomas Jefferson University application must be completed online by the deadline date, along with the required letters of recommendation, transcripts, personal statement, and all applicable documents (test scores, etc.). All documents must be postmarked by the deadline date to be eligible for review.


Before applying to Jefferson, you should review the prerequisites required for admission for your program of interest. Our admissions team is available to assist with questions and to provide guidance on your next steps.

Degree & GPA

Degree Prerequisite: Applicants are required to have a degree in Occupational Therapy or Physical Therapy from a regionally accredited institution prior to the start of the program.


Contact us for more information about this program, how to apply for admission, and your application status.

Phone: 215-951-2800