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


Students and faculty collaboration

Our academic programs in Occupational Therapy are 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 OT programs produce graduating classes with:

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, Child and Family Studies and the Sensory Integration Laboratory.

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