Thomas Jefferson University
Jefferson College of Rehabilitation Sciences
Department of Exercise Science

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Department of Exercise Science


Welcome to the Department of Exercise Science at Thomas Jefferson University.

Whether you are interested in our undergraduate Exercise Science Programs or our graduate Athletic Training Programs, all Jefferson graduates are prepared for successful careers and to be leaders in their respective professions. Our faculty provide the core foundation for the educational programs by: 1) putting our students first and caring for not only their education but also their health and wellbeing, 2)being great instructors that make learning fun, and 3) conducting high-quality scientific research that continually gets incorporated into the curriculum to provide the most up-to-date evidence-based knowledge. Our programs also include a variety of hands-on clinical educational experiences that allow students to gain practical knowledge working with real patients and clients. 

Collectively, the Department of Exercise Science at Thomas Jefferson University provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to be successful in the very competitive health and fitness job market. 


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Degrees & Programs

Designed for high school graduates that are interested in pursuing a career in health and fitness.

The 3+2 BSES/MSAT Athletic Training program enrolls high school graduates.

The 3+3 BSES/OTD program enrolls high school graduates that have demonstrated interest in pursuing a career in occupational therapy. 

The 3+3 BSES/DPT program enrolls high school graduates that have demonstrated interest in pursuing a career in physical therapy.

The MSAT Athletic Training program enrolls students who have completed a bachelor degree and the necessary prerequisite work at another institution.

This five-year program is designed to help meet the growing demand for professional certified athletic trainers (ATs).

We are committed to providing enrichment programs for undergraduate students, preparing them to apply to graduate school or pursue careers in Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy and Athletic Training.

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Department Contact

Stephen Thomas, PhD, ATC
Chair, Department of Exercise Science

Department of Exercise Science
Jefferson - East Falls Campus
4201 Henry Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19144



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