The East Falls Campus MSOT Program
The Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) MS in Occupational Therapy (MSOT) program features a unique blended learning model with a keen focus on innovation through collaboration. Through the program, students learn to help people of all ages improve their functional independence after illness, injury, or delays in growth and development. The MSOT program is grounded in the fields of science and psychology, combined with creativity, compassion and coaching to help people live their lives to the fullest.
The knowledge, skills and ways of thinking taught in classroom and applied experiences enables graduates to work as OT professionals in all settings, from early intervention and school classrooms to community agencies and medical facilities. In these various settings therapy can involve everything from restoring, maintaining or developing abilities to adapting the environment to support individuals to live independently and achieve quality of life.
Blended Learning Format
Students attend on-campus classroom sessions 8 weekends/ semester, typically every other weekend (Friday/Saturday). These on-campus class meetings account for approximately 70-80% of course delivery. The remaining educational dialogue occurs online through distance learning technologies.
Innovation through Collaboration
Occupational Therapy students regularly collaborate with peers and students from a variety of programs throughout the University, current OT professionals, and various other partners. Through inter-professional projects, OT students learn to advocate for their clients and help their colleagues to better understand issues related to the world of individuals living with educational challenges, health conditions, or disabilities.
Jefferson University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.