Welcome from Dean Chris Moore

Welcome to Boston University College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College! As one of the country’s leading schools of health and rehabilitation sciences, Sargent combines outstanding faculty, challenging academic curricula, and state-of-the-art facilities to provide rigorous education and exemplary clinical experience. Our deliberately interdisciplinary approach houses all of our clinical programs under one roof; this environment reflects the future of health care and promotes in our students a deep appreciation for work across the professions.

Home to more than 1000 undergraduate and 400 graduate students, Sargent offers a close-knit, personal environment in a large, urban, research university. Professors are supportive and accessible, and have a genuine connection to their students. Sargent faculty include some of the nation’s most respected leaders in health and rehabilitation, including the current chair of the Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association, a member of the NIH National Deafness and Other Communications Disorders Advisory Council, three AOTA Slagle Lecture Award winners, and leaders in Parkinson’s disease and aphasia research and clinical care.

And just outside our doors lies the exciting, intellectually stimulating city of Boston – a major center for medicine, higher education, research, and technology.

What makes Sargent such a unique and dynamic community? Here are just a few of our key strengths:

  • The depth of our research: Backed by more than $16 million in research funding, our students gain research experience in faculty labs, at Boston Medical Center and numerous Boston-area hospitals, and through their participation in our Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP).
  • Our graduate programs are among the nation’s best: Each of the Sargent programs tracked by U.S. News & World Report rank in the top 6 percent in their respective fields including Occupational Therapy, ranked #1 in the nation.
  • Clinical excellence: We have more than 1,200 clinical sites throughout the U.S. and abroad; Sargent students develop extraordinarily broad skills in a diverse range of real-world, interdisciplinary settings. These training experiences are enhanced by the leadership and deep involvement of Sargent students and faculty in interdisciplinary research at more than 30 clinical education centers, research labs, and research centers.
  • Interdisciplinary, team approach: Our team approach to treatment allows our students, researchers, and clinicians to collaborate across Sargent disciplines, as well as with faculty throughout BU.

I’m proud to have recently joined the Sargent College team. Across Sargent, we are joined by our shared commitment to, and responsibility for, facilitating and enhancing the participation of all people in our society. Our faculty and students are making a difference each day through their steadfast devotion to helping others. This core value motivates everything the Sargent College community does.  I invite you to explore our site and learn more about the breadth and depth of opportunities that Sargent College has to offer.

Chris Moore
Dean of Sargent College