On-Campus Practical Labs
The Institute's skills lab, simulation labs, and physical assessment lab provide simulated hospital environments for students developing their clinical skills.
The Shouse Simulation Lab contains two acute-care rooms, with an office (Room 108D) for the Institute's simulation education specialist.
The school has six interactive simulation manikins, including a birthing manikin, a pediatric manikin, and a 3G SimMan to help students learn to treat a wide variety of symptoms and health situations. Vital Sign simulators now have touch panels installed replacing the original handheld remote controls.
The labs, located on the main floor of the Institute's main academic building, are well-lit pleasant areas where students spend much of their time learning basic skills.
Buildings 34 and 39
The Office of Student and Alumni Services, the Executive Administrative offices – including the Offices of the President, the Provost, Finance & Administration, Human Resources, Development, and Strategic Communications – along with the Center for Interprofessional Studies and Innovation are across the street, on the second and third floors of Building 34.
Down one block in Building 39, on the ground floor, are the Office of Enrollment Services (Admissions, Financial Aid, the Registrar and Bursar), and departmental offices for the School of Nursing.
Two Constitution Center (2CC)
Student lounge at 2CC
In 2012 the Institute expanded by 21,000 square feet taking over the top floor of 2 Constitution Center, just outside the Navy Yard and directly overlooking the USS Constitution, more commonly known as “Old Ironsides.” The addition includes new and expanded physical therapy labs, a 102-seat active learning classroom with state-of-the-art technology, and lounge and study areas that students from nursing, occupational therapy, physical therapy, and speech-language pathology share.
Students in the IMPACT Practice Center Reception Area
IMPACT Practice Center
The new IMPACT Practice Center, which opened fall 2017 on the ground floor of 2CC, provides pro bono services to our local communities:
- Aphasia Center
- Occupational Therapy Center for Learning, Participation, and Rehabilitation (OT CLPR) (2nd floor)
- Physical Therapy Center for Clinical Education and Health Promotion
- Speech, Language and Literacy Center
Building 38 Library and Study Commons
The new Library and Study Commons, which opened in June 2015, is located on the entire top floor of Building 38, just behind the building that houses the Office of Student Affairs and one street away from the school's Catherine Filene Shouse main academic building on 1st Avenue in the Charlestown Navy Yard. It has 9,000 square feet where students can study and learn in an interprofessional environment.
It features quiet study areas with tables and comfortable chairs, interactive pods for student teams to collaborate, and a meditation and reflection room. It also includes the community health library book collection, anatomical representations such as model hearts, and other educational materials that cannot be accessed electronically. Institute librarians are on hand as well to help students access the electronic collection of the Treadwell Library at Massachusetts General Hospital.
One Constitution Center (OCC) and Building 79/96
In 2013, the school expanded into two new buildings, giving it a total of 130,000 square feet in six buildings. The expansion includes offices on the ground floor of One Constitution Center for the Department of Physical Therapy, and 14,000 square feet in the new Center for Health & Rehabilitation Research in Building 79/96 to accommodate faculty researchers who are leading the Institute’s growing focus on research, with research funding surpassing the $2 million for the first time in its history.
The current Institute Labs are the:
- Brain, Education, and Mind (BEAM) Team
- Brain Recovery Lab
- Cognitive Neuroscience Group
- Fatigue-Related Symptom Lab
- Speech and Feeding Disorders Lab
- Speech and Language (SAiL) Literacy Lab
See interactive map of the campus and Charlestown Navy Yard.