Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University
Jefferson College of Health Professions
Department of Occupational Therapy


This advanced practice certificate is designed for registered and licensed occupational therapists, physical therapists and other rehabilitation professionals who wish to participate in advanced study of neuroscience and neuro-based rehabilitation intervention strategies. 

Program Features

  • Four graduate level courses (a total of 12 credits)
  • Courses are given in 8-week blocks (except OT 778, which is a 14-week block) starting in September or January
  • Certificate can be completed in 12 months
  • All courses are 100% online
  • Courses are designed to interface with our OTD program and may be used for graduate credit toward a Doctorate degree
  • Students use the latest distance learning tools, including discussion boards, synchronous online presentations and live chat
  • Students have access to professional literature through the Scott Memorial Library and experts on topics such as motor learning, sensory integration and constrained induced movement therapy
  • Students have access to interprofessional education and collaboration opportunities, faculty and materials through Jefferson Elder Care, the Child and Family Studies Research Programs and additional areas of specialization

Contact Us

Roseann C. Schaaf, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA
Vice Chairman, Professor & Director of the Sensory Integration Laboratory
Phone: 215-503-9609

Alison Bell, OTD, OTR/L

Susan Toth-Cohen, PhD, OTR/L
Course Coordinator, Primary Instructor, Course Facilitator
Phone: 215-503-9610
Fax: 215-503-2950