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

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Boston University
College of Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College
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Sargent College
Latin: Universitas Bostoniensis
Type Private
Established 1881
President Robert A. Brown, PhD[1]
Provost Jean Morrison, PhD[2]
Dean Chris Moore, PhD[3]
Academic staff
72 full-time[4]
68 part-time[4]
Undergraduates 1239[4]
Postgraduates 451[4]
Address 635 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Campus Urban

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.[5] 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 outpatient 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:[6]

  • Department of Health Sciences[7]
  • Department of Occupational Therapy[8]
  • Department of Physical Therapy & Athletic Training[9]
  • Department of Speech, Language & Hearing Sciences[10]


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 2016, Sargent College graduate programs ranked as follows: occupational therapy program was ranked #1,[11] physical therapy: 14 (out of 217 programs),[12] speech-language pathology: 12 (out of 249 programs).[13]

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.

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. ^ "Sargent College History". Retrieved 2010-01-02. 
  6. ^ "Sargent College academic departments". Retrieved 2010-01-02. 
  7. ^ "Department of Health Sciences". Retrieved 2010-01-02. 
  8. ^ "Department of Occupational Therapy". Retrieved 2010-01-02. 
  9. ^ "Department of Physical Therapy & Athletic Training". Retrieved 2010-01-02. 
  10. ^ "Department of Speech, Language & Hearing Sciences". Retrieved 2010-01-02. 
  11. ^ "US News & World Report Occupational Therapy rankings". Retrieved 2010-01-02. 
  12. ^ "US News & World Report Physical Therapy rankings". Retrieved 2010-01-02. 
  13. ^ "US News & World Report Speech-Language Pathology rankings". Retrieved 2010-01-02. 

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