The Hand and Upper Extremity Rehabilitation certificate program is intended for practicing occupational therapists who would like to gain knowledge in the occupational therapy specialty of hand and upper extremity therapy.
This three-course certificate offers both fall or spring start options.
This certificate program is intended for practicing occupational therapists who would like gain knowledge in the occupational therapy specialty of hand and upper extremity therapy. Current Tufts Department of Occupational Therapy students who are interested in this content and practice area are also invited to apply.
Graduates of the certificate program have gone on to earn positions in the most respected hand therapy departments throughout the country. Many report that the Tufts program is what got their “foot in the door” when applying for hand therapy positions. They report that they use the resources from these courses to study for and pass the American Society of Hand Therapists ( ASHT) certification examination, earning the designation: CHT. Others use this advanced study to support clinical laddering and advancement to clinical specialist within their current place of work.
Students who are earning their entry level degree concurrently, are often awarded fieldwork in coveted hand therapy placements.
See Tuition and Financial Aid information for GSAS Programs. Note: This program is not eligible for federal loans or Tufts tuition scholarships.