Boston University College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences (Sargent College)
|Latin: Universitas Bostoniensis|
|President||Robert A. Brown, PhD|
|Provost||Jean Morrison, PhD|
|Dean||Chris Moore, PhD|
|Address||635 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts, USA|
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. 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
The Sargent College has four academic departments that confer degrees upon undergraduate and graduate students:
- Department of Health Sciences
- Department of Occupational Therapy
- Department of Physical Therapy & Athletic Training
- Department of Speech, Language & Hearing Sciences
SAR offers the following degrees at the undergraduate level:
- Bachelor of Science (BS)
SAR offers the following degrees in the graduate program:
- Master of Science (MS)
- Athletic Training
- Human Physiology
- Nutrition-Dietetic Internship
- Speech-Language Pathology
- Doctor of Rehabilitation Sciences Science (PhD)
- Doctor of Occupational Therapy
- Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
- Human Physiology
- Speech, Language & Hearing Sciences
- Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)
U.S. News Best Graduate Schools
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, physical therapy: 14 (out of 217 programs), speech-language pathology: 12 (out of 249 programs).
World Health Organization Certified Center
- Boston University College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College
- The Center for Enhancing Activity and Participation among Persons with Arthritis
- Aphasia Resource Center
- Center for Neurorehabilitation
- Physical Therapy Center
- Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation
- Ryan Center for Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation
- Sargent Choice Nutrition Center
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- "Department of Health Sciences". Retrieved 2010-01-02.
- "Department of Occupational Therapy". Retrieved 2010-01-02.
- "Department of Physical Therapy & Athletic Training". Retrieved 2010-01-02.
- "Department of Speech, Language & Hearing Sciences". Retrieved 2010-01-02.
- "US News & World Report Occupational Therapy rankings". Retrieved 2010-01-02.
- "US News & World Report Physical Therapy rankings". Retrieved 2010-01-02.
- "US News & World Report Speech-Language Pathology rankings". Retrieved 2010-01-02.