Post-Professional Training & Education

Advanced Practice Certificates

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

Each certificate consists of four graduate-level courses totaling 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. 

Continuing Education

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.

Innovations Lab: School-Based Practice

This Innovations Lab is designed for school-based occupational therapy practitioners who wish to learn and grow through collaborative online professional development. The topics discussed are timely and highly relevant to school-based practice. Jefferson occupational therapy faculty co-facilitates the Labs with a guest facilitator with expertise on the topic. Using Jefferson’s online learning platform, participants engage in 3-4 lab meetings with active learning activities between classes and ample resources to help practitioners apply the learning long after the Lab sessions.

Ethical Concerns for Rehabilitation Therapists

Join us virtually for "Litigation and Liability, Compliance, and Other Ethical Concerns for Rehabilitation Therapists." This 2.5-hour lecture will cover key legal and ethical issues and considerations for medical professionals with a focus on Allied Health professionals.

Autism Continuing Education

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.

Post-Professional Training

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 & 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.

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.

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

Physical Therapy Orthopedic Residency Program

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.