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Hand & Upper Limb Rehabilitation

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Hand & Upper Limb Rehabilitation

Hand & Upper Limb Rehabilitation

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.  The course work has helped them prepare for the Certification in Hand Therapy (CHT) examination offered by the Hand Therapy Certification Commission (HTCC).  The program is a recognized resource by HTCC to help therapists prepare for certification.  

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The Hand and Upper Limb Rehabilitation Certificate Program is designed for physical therapists or occupational therapists who wish to participate in advanced study of the hand and upper limb.  Jefferson has an online application that allows candidates to submit all required application materials directly to the application platform.

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  • Foundations in Hand Therapy (3 credits)
  • Nerve Injuries of the Hand and Upper Limb (3 credits)
  • Joint Pathology of the Hand and Upper Limb (3 credits)
  • Diseases That Affect the Hand and Upper Limb (3 credits)

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Jane Fedorczyk, PhD, PT, CHT

Jane Fedorczyk, PhD, PT, CHT
Professor, Physical Therapy & Occupational Therapy

Dr. Fedorczyk joined Thomas Jefferson University on July 1, 2018 to serve as Director, Center of Hand and Upper Limb Rehabilitation.   Prior to joining Jefferson, Jane served as the Co-Coordinator of Professional Education in the School of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of South Florida for two years.  She was the Director of Post-Professional Clinical Programs and primary instructor for the Programs in Hand and Upper Quarter Rehabilitation at Drexel University for 24 years prior to her USF appointment.  She has been practicing in hand therapy for over 30 years.

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Program Contact

Jane Fedorczyk, PT, PhD, CHT 
Director, Center for Hand and Upper Limb Rehabilitation

E-mail: Jane.Fedorczyk@jefferson.edu

Admissions Contact

Leslie Hindman
Senior Associate Director, Admissions

Phone: 215-503-9848
E-mail: Leslie.Hindman@jefferson.edu

For more information on becoming a certified hand therapist, visit www.htcc.org