Boston University College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences (Sargent College)

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Boston University
College of Rehabilition Sciences: Sargent College
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Sargent College
Latin: Universitas Bostoniensis
Established 1881
Type Private
President Robert A. Brown, PhD[1]
Provost David K. Campbell, PhD[2]
Dean Gloria Waters, PhD[3]
Academic staff
58 full-time[4]
44 part-time[4]
Undergraduates 869[4]
Postgraduates 305[4]
Location Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Campus Urban
Tuition $37,910 (2009-10)[5]

The Boston University College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College (SAR) is a unit of Boston University. The College offers both undergraduate and graduate degree programs to prepare students for both research and clinical careers in health care and the rehabilitation sciences.


In 1881, Dr. Dudley Allen Sargent founded the Sargent School of Physical Training in Cambridge, Massachusetts.[6] During the decades that followed the establishment of the School, Dr. Sargent built a reputation as an innovator in physical conditioning and health promotion. At the Sargent School, students learned training techniques to strengthen and improve the physical capabilities of all people, including both disabled and healthy individuals. This emphasis on comprehensive health care remains a focus of the College today. Sargent College became part of Boston University in 1929, five years after Dr. Sargent's death.

In the fall of 1990, BU Sargent College moved to an extensively renovated facility at 635 Commonwealth Avenue. The six-story building contains classrooms, student lounges, research laboratories, an alumni room, an outpatient rehabilitation clinic and faculty and staff offices.

Areas of study[edit]

The Sargent College has four academic departments that confer degrees upon undergraduate and graduate students:[7]

  • Department of Health Sciences[8]
  • Department of Occupational Therapy[9]
  • Department of Physical Therapy & Athletic Training[10]
  • Department of Speech, Language & Hearing Sciences[11]


SAR offers the following degrees at the undergraduate level:


SAR offers the following degrees in the graduate program:

U.S. News Best Graduate Schools[edit]

Over the years, U.S. News & World Report's Best Graduate School rankings have consistently found the graduate programs at BU Sargent College to be among the best in the country. In 2012, Sargent College was ranked number two for occupational therapy programs,[12] 16th for physical therapy programs,[13] and 21st for speech-language pathology programs.[14] To see the rankings for this year, visit U.S. News and look for BU Sargent College or Boston University.

World Health Organization Certified Center[edit]

BU Sargent College houses a World Health Organization certified Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation, the first nationally funded psychiatric rehabilitation center in the United States.

See also[edit]

  • Elizabeth Burchinal, authority on American folk dance especially for women and children - attended Sargent College.

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "Boston University President". Retrieved 2010-01-02. 
  2. ^ "Boston University Provost". Retrieved 2010-01-02. 
  3. ^ "Sargent College Dean's welcome". Retrieved 2010-01-02. 
  4. ^ a b c d "Sargent College fast facts". Retrieved 2010-01-02. 
  5. ^ "Boston University tuition and fees". Retrieved 2009-01-02. 
  6. ^ "Sargent College History". Retrieved 2010-01-02. 
  7. ^ "Sargent College academic departments". Retrieved 2010-01-02. 
  8. ^ "Department of Health Sciences". Retrieved 2010-01-02. 
  9. ^ "Department of Occupational Therapy". Retrieved 2010-01-02. 
  10. ^ "Department of Physical Therapy & Athletic Training". Retrieved 2010-01-02. 
  11. ^ "Department of Speech, Language & Hearing Sciences". Retrieved 2010-01-02. 
  12. ^ "US News & World Report Occupational Therapy rankings". Retrieved 2010-01-02. 
  13. ^ "US News & World Report Physical Therapy rankings". Retrieved 2010-01-02. 
  14. ^ "US News & World Report Speech-Language Pathology rankings". Retrieved 2010-01-02. 

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