Thomas Jefferson University

Physical Therapy

Jefferson STEP-UP 

This program is an academic enrichment program for students who are interested in attending graduate school for occupational therapy, physical therapy or athletic training and fit in one or more of the following categories:

•          Underrepresented minorities

•          First generation college students

The program aims to increase competitiveness of students’ applications to physical therapy, occupational therapy and athletic training programs and provides a clearer understanding of the expectations and roles of an occupational therapy, physical therapy, and athletic training student and professional.

Physical Therapy Step-Up Program

Program Details


This summer, the College of Rehabilitation Sciences (JCRS) at Thomas Jefferson University will be running their 3rd annual Summer Training & Enrichment Programs for Underrepresented Persons (STEP-UP) designed for students interested Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy and this year we are pleased to add Athletic Training.

The program will be a virtual event designed for Rising Juniors, Seniors & Recent Graduates.

Date: June 12, 2020
Time: 9am – 3:00pm
Where: Zoom virtual event
Cost: The program is free to participants.

Registration Link

Participants who attend the entire full day event will receive a certificate of attendance

Contact Us

Kim Nixon Cave, PT,  MS, PhD, FAPTA
Jefferson College of Rehabiliation Sciences
901 Walnut Street, 5th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Phone: 215-955-1996

Rebecca Sinko, OTD, MS, OTR/L

Jefferson College of Rehabiliation Sciences
901 Walnut Street, 6th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Phone: 215-503-1608



"I loved this program so much and am extremely happy for how prepared I am now to apply to graduate schools. Amazing faculty and even better curriculum, Jefferson is definitley my top school!"

-Perpetual Tamakloe 


"After this experience, I feel much more confident in the steps I need to take to gain acceptance into a DPT program like Jefferson and ultimately become a Physical Therapist."

-Tarryl Ogalo 


"I learned a great deal about physical therapy being in the program and I am glad because it hass helped me truly decide that this is what I really want to do. I enjoyed hearing all the journeys of all the PTs and where they stand today. They were great mentors and resources to have."

-Vincentia Thompson