Professions that advance care, research, and service.

The School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences has six departments – Communication Sciences and Disorders, Genetic Counseling, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Physician Assistant Studies, and Rehabilitation Sciences.

We offer a wide range of highly ranked entry-level professional programs, post-professional programs, as well as New England's first clinical doctorate. Across programs, we employ Team-Based Learning methods in high-tech classrooms and in simulation and health assessment labs, preparing students to become an integral part of patient care.


Communication Sciences & Disorders

Our programs focus on literacy, communication disorders, and interprofessional education, providing you with the knowledge and skills you need to make a difference in the lives of children and adults.

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Genetic Counseling

Evolving technologies have created an important transition in genetic counseling with a newer emphasis on genomics. Our innovative program is at the cutting edge of training for genetics and genomics, preparing you to be a leader in the field.

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Occupational Therapy

Through leadership in interprofessional education, scholarship, and community engagement, our Entry-Level and Post-Professional Doctor of Occupational Therapy programs prepare practitioners to shape the future of the practice and contribute to the health and wellness of society.

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Physical Therapy

Though our innovative, integrated modular curriculum and team-based approach to learning, we prepare you to be a successful practitioner and leader, as well as provide a post-professional path to orthopedic specialization and advanced practice.

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Physician Assistant Studies

You’ll learn to lead in an interprofessional work setting. Expand your skills and knowledge through an integrated curriculum grounded in team-based learning, and fulfill clerkships at top medical centers, primary care clinics, and community hospitals.

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Rehabilitation Sciences

Become an outstanding rehabilitation scientist working to find new ways to improve the lives of patients. Our PhD program prepares you to conduct high-quality rehabilitation research in academic, research, and/or healthcare settings.

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