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 therapists 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.

Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency

The Jefferson Orthopedic Residency program is a post-professional clinical and didactic education program, designed to advance a physical therapist’s preparation as a practitioner of choice in the field of orthopedic physical therapy.

* This program is no longer accepting applications for the next Academic year.