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


This advanced practice certificate offers registered and licensed occupational therapists advanced knowledge about Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and skills for working with persons who have ASD. Courses are taught by experts in the field. 

Program Features

  • Four graduate-level courses (a total of 12 credits)
  • Courses are given in 8-week blocks starting in September
  • 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 the Child and Family Studies Research Programs and additional areas of specialization

Contact Us

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

Alison Bell, OTD, OTR/L