University Communications

Immaculata University Enters into Articulation Agreement with Thomas Jefferson University

Immaculata University recently signed an articulation agreement with Jefferson College of Health Professionals of Thomas Jefferson University. This agreement allows students from Immaculata to receive a quality education at Immaculata in addition to a strong clinically focused health education at Jefferson. The programs selected for the articulation agreement include Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Bioscience Technologies, and Radiologic Sciences.
Students in this program will follow a specific three-year curricular track at Immaculata that will include the prerequisite coursework needed to transfer into the programs at Jefferson University. Credits earned during the first year at Jefferson will be counted toward the completion of Immaculata´s B.S. degree in Exercise Science or Allied Health at Immaculata. Students who have completed the articulated Immaculata curriculum, must have a GPA of at least 3.0, and have earned at least a C in all prerequisite coursework which will transfer into the appropriate program at Thomas Jefferson University. Entrance to Jefferson is competitive and based on a review of transcripts, teacher recommendations and interview with a joint admissions committee made up of representatives from both institutions.
Students interested in the Physical Therapy program can earn both the Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science and the Doctor of Physical Therapy degrees in six years; students enrolled in the Occupational Therapy program can earn both the baccalaureate in Exercise Science and the Master´s in Occupational Therapy degrees in five and a half years. Students majoring in Bioscience Technologies can earn both the baccalaureate in Allied Health Science and the Master´s in Biotechnology, Cytotechnology or Medical Technology degrees in five years. Students enrolled in Radiologic Sciences may earn both the Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Sciences and Bachelor of Science in Allied Health degrees in four years.
"This exciting partnership demonstrates the leadership of two educational institutions in responding to the need for well prepared health care professionals and further affords students the opportunity to participate in well planned, strong, and structured academic programs," commented Sister Carroll M. Isselmann, IHM, vice president of Academic Affairs.
Immaculata University, a Catholic, coeducational institution, is located 20 miles west of Philadelphia, south of the intersection of routes 30 and 352, between Paoli and Exton.

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6.20.07