Department of Physical Therapy
What makes Jefferson’s PT program unique?
- Interprofessional education
- 100% pass rate on National Licensure Exams
- An extremely strong affiliation program
- The University Clinical Skills & Simulation Center
- Faculty accomplishments
- Situated in a university devoted to healthcare
- Center City Philadelphia location
- Some opportunities to travel abroad
Interprofessional education and interprofessional practice are sweeping healthcare institutions across the US. In this regard, Thomas Jefferson University is a true leader.
Our specialization in healthcare education provides a unique opportunity to learn in a dynamic, collaborative environment.
In fact, Jefferson’s model for healthcare education depends on a true community of professionals and scholars whose members learn with and from one another. They embrace each other’s contributions. And they collaborate to provide the finest care possible.
Tour the campus’ Dorrance H. Hamilton Building. Inside, you may see future physical therapists, occupational therapists, nurses, pharmacists, physicians, radiological technologists and bioscience technologists partnering in an array of state-of-the-art simulation centers or simply relaxing together in inviting common spaces.
Established in 2007, Jefferson InterProfessional Education Center (JCIPE) is dedicated to improving patient care through implementing and evaluating patient-centered, interprofessional education throughout the Thomas Jefferson University curriculum.
Visit the JCIPE website to learn more.
Our new, state-of-the-art Human Performance Lab maintains an array of instrumentation for the study of gait and movement, energy expenditure and muscle function. As a PT student at Jefferson, you will come here as a regular part of your DPT coursework. Intrigued by what they can learn here, some students will assist faculty in research projects. Prior studies have included evaluation and efficacy of treatments for infants with brachial plexus birth palsy; analysis of gait for individuals with neurological deficits; and exploring strength and motion recovery following surgical repair for orthopedic injuries.
A University 100% Focused on Healthcare Studies
Thomas Jefferson University is dedicated to one thing: training the next generation of healthcare professionals who will provide the best clinical care, research and service.
Our Physical Therapy program is a thriving member of Jefferson's larger campus which includes:
- Jefferson Medical College
- Jefferson School of Nursing
- Jefferson School of Pharmacy
- Jefferson School of Health Professions
- Jefferson School of Population Health
- Jefferson College of Graduate Studies
Together, Thomas Jefferson University offers greater breadth and depth in healthcare education than ever before.
If you are in high academic standing, you may have the opportunity to participate in a unique four-week PT research experience in the Netherlands. This is an annual event Jefferson has developed with our partner the University Medical Center St. Radboud in Nijmegen. Financial support towards travel may be available.