Post-Professional Training & Education

Advanced Practice Certificates

Jefferson College of Rehabilitation offers post-professional certificates for a wide array of topics ranging from Autism Practice & Research, Autism Ayres Training, Coaching in Context, Healthcare Design, Hand and Upper Limb Training, and Life Care Planning.

Each certificate consists of four graduate-level courses that total 12 credits and can be completed part-time over 9 - 16 months. Most certificates are 100% online. Design in Healthcare Delivery and Hand and Upper Limb Rehabilitation require some weekend, on-campus coursework. 

Residency Training

Physical Therapy Neurologic Residency Program

Together, Thomas Jefferson University and Magee Rehabilitation created a post-professional education program with clinical and didactic components. It is designed to significantly advance the physical therapist resident’s knowledge and skillset in preparation for a career in the field of neurologic physical therapy.

Physical Therapy Orthopedic Residency Program

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. The program combines opportunities for ongoing clinical mentoring with a scientific basis for advanced practice. At the end of the experience, the resident will be academically and clinically prepared to pass the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialist (ABPTS) Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist Examination.

* This program is not currently accepting applicants.

Continuing Education

Autism Education & Training

This course introduces the Data Driven Decision Making (DDDM) framework as a guide to clinical reasoning throughout the therapy process. It uses data and a systematic organized approach to facilitate evidence-based practice. 

This course provides an overview of goal attainment scaling and its use as an outcome measure. Participants will learn to develop measurable and meaningful goals, create goal attainment scales, check them for technical accuracy, and rate goals post intervention to evaluate progress.

Ayres Sensory Integration in an evidence-based intervention that is the most frequently used to induvidually tailor treatment of children with sensory issues that limit their daily activites. 

This innovations lab is designed for the school-based therapist and will build the participants knowledge about the breadth of instructional applications for their students with autism through interactive learning modules and collaborative discussion

Coaching in Context Workshop

Coaching in Context is a strengths-based, solution-focused, client-driven approach based in conversations that healthcare and social service professionals can use to foster the achievement of their client's self-identified goals.

Jefferson Elder Care

We offer training in Skills2Care®, which is a proven home program that improves well-being and skills of caregivers, slows decline in daily functioning of people living with dementia, and reduces challenging behaviors that can trigger nursing home placement.

Sexual & Gender Minority Education and Training Professional Development Program (SG-MET)

This program consists of a combination of learning and mentoring sessions led by trained faculty. Both learning experiences aim to enhance participants’ ability to create a more inclusive learning environment through teaching, advising, clinical practice, student engagement, etc.

Center for Outcomes & Measurement Lecture Series

The Center for Outcomes and Measurement hosts a monthly lecture on topics related to outcomes and measurement.