Post-Professional & Continuing Education Programs

Post-Professional Education & Clinical Training Programs Overview

The mission of the Thomas Jefferson University College of Rehabilitation Sciences' Clinical and Education Training programs is to develop practitioners of choice who are rehabilitation specialists to meet the needs of society. These programs will develop expert clinicians with advanced clinical skills in critical and innovative thinking as well as patient-centered, evidence-based, and autonomous practice. Graduates will exemplify professionalism, compassion, accountability, altruism, integrity, ethical conduct, and social responsibility and will contribute to the profession and to health care through their leadership, clinical excellence, teaching, consultative activities, and pursuit of scholarship and lifelong learning.

Pillars of the Programs


  • Advanced Clinical Competence
  • Education
  • Practice Management
  • Professionalism
  • Scholarship

The Jefferson College of Rehabilitation Sciences' post-professional clinical and education training programs are designed to develop and advance the skills, knowledge, and behaviors of rehabilitation clinicians in specialized areas of practice. We currently offer the following programs:

Hand & Upper Limb Certificate

This program is designed for physical or occupational therapists who wish to participate in advanced study of the hand and upper limb. 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.

Neurologic Physical Therapy Residency

Thomas Jefferson University & Magee Rehabilitation Hospital Neurologic Residency

A post-professional clinical and didactic education program designed to significantly advance the physical therapist resident’s preparation as a practitioner of choice in the field of neurologic physical therapy.

* The Thomas Jefferson University and Magee Rehabilitation Hospital Neurologic Residency Program is not currently accepting applications for the academic cycle of 2023 - 2024.

Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency

The Jefferson Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency program was a post-professional clinical and didactic education program accredited through the American Board of Physical Therapy Residency and Fellowship Education (ABPTRFE) from 1/31/2018 - 1/31/2023.   If you have any further questions about the program, graduates, faculty, or outcomes, please contact Christopher Keating: at or Nicole Dugan: at

Jefferson College of Rehabilitation Sciences is combining resources with our clinical partners at MossRehab Orthopedic Residency Program. The program combines comprehensive clinical mentoring while maximizing an academic scientific basis with opportunities for clinical research and pro bono service.  The resident will be academically and clinically prepared to pass the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialist (ABPTS) Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist Examination.