Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University
Jefferson College of Rehabilitation Sciences
Department of Occupational Therapy


Students and faculty collaboration

Our Department of Occupational Therapy is ranked # 6 nationally and #1 in the Delaware Valley by U.S. News and World Report. Whether they enter our programs straight out of high school, from another college or while pursuing a career in Occupational Therapy (OT), all Thomas Jefferson University graduates are prepared for successful careers.

Our programs produce graduates with consistently higher scores than the national average on the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) certification exam. View the latest program NBCOT pass rate.
Graduation rates in all programs fall within the 90th percentile.

Jefferson leads the way in healthcare education with the use of innovative teaching strategies, including simulated patients, consumer instructors and targeted interprofessional education opportunities allowing students to learn alongside peers in other health and medical professions. All classes are taught by innovative, highly experienced faculty members, many of whom are involved in funded training and research projects. Faculty and students have an opportunity to collaborate in projects based in Jefferson Elder Care, the Measurement and Outcomes Laboratory, and the Autism Laboratory.

Students have many unique opportunities, including community service, clinical experience in unique settings, and international experiences.