School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences

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About SHRS

In 2009, the MGH Institute of Health Professions formed two schools, the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences (SHRS) and the School of Nursing, in recognition of the growth and diversity of programming.

Faculty and students in SHRS are part of the Departments of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Physician Assistant Studies sharing a common goal to engage in contemporary and innovative learning experiences that will prepare leaders in our disciplines. 

Our students come from all over the world, bringing a wealth of diversity in ideas, cultures, and models of clinical practice. Our faculty bring an unparalleled expertise to their teaching and research, leading our professions in advocacy, scholarship and practice. Our programs are among the highest ranked in the country.

Our commitment to interprofessional education not only provides a framework for appreciating the role of the health care team but also supports learning experiences that promote optimal patient/client care through teamwork. In collaboration with colleagues in nursing and medicine, we continue to explore creative opportunities for students in our several disciplines to work together as part of their educational experiences.

As our population ages, as more Americans join the rolls of the insured, and as technology continues to develop new ways of providing care, our disciplines face remarkable and exciting challenges.

We welcome you to be part of an educational environment that leverages our connections across  Partners HealthCare, is supportive and dedicated to your professional growth, and provides opportunities for you to become part of a dynamic health care team.

SHRS Mission

The School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences prepares health and rehabilitation professionals to serve individuals, communities and organizations through advancement of health professions education, research and service.

SHRS Vision

The School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences aspires to be recognized as a leader in health professions education that:

  • Leads in innovative interprofessional education, contributing to the development of new model of teaching and clinical practice in health and rehabilitation sciences.

  • Models an inclusive environment that integrates academic and clinical settings, supporting diversity of people and ideas.

  • Disseminates interprofessional scholarship in areas of clinical and educational excellence.

  • Educates graduates who are empowered to use their skills in global leadership, service, and innovation to advance professional practice and contribute to care delivery and wellness.

SHRS News View

December 15, 2014

DPT Accredited for 10 Years

Entry-level Doctor of Physical Therapy program receives longest approval allowable. 

December 09, 2014

From Classroom to Patient

The new on-campus Functional Living Lab allows Doctor of Occupational Therapy students to move seamlessly from classroom learning to hands-on patient care.

December 01, 2014

Inspired at Schweitzer Conference

Twenty students from several IHP programs gain insight and motivation at annual leadership event.