School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences

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  • Wednesday, September 17

    With a bachelor's degree in any field and at least 1,000 hours of direct patient care, you can become a physician assistant in two years. More

  • Annual Marjorie K. Ionta Symposium: 09/27/14

    Innovations in Rehabilitation of Lower Extremity Amputees from Blast Injuries. More

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, and Physical Therapy, 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

September 10, 2014

New Faculty On Campus

There are now more than 100 full-time academics to teach over 1,400 students.

September 08, 2014

Academic Year Begins

Close to 1,400 students are pursuing a career in health care to help reduce the country's shortage of patient-care practitioners.

September 04, 2014

Before Classes, an Assignment

Students begin focus on interprofessional education and patient-centered compassionate care by discussing novel Still Alice during orientation.