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SHRS Vision, Mission and Values

Established in 1969 as a health sciences school of the University of Pittsburgh, SHRS stands on its solid reputation as an international leader in rehabilitation and disabilities education, research and community service, improving the lives and independence of all people with a focus on people at risk for or having chronic conditions or disabilities and those who have traditionally been underserved and underrepresented. 

Our Vision

To be a catalyst for a world free of barriers and disparities that allows all people, regardless of health, to have opportunities to participate in life to the fullest; to be accomplished through education, research and service.

Our Mission

To advance health, rehabilitation and reintegration service delivery through teaching, research and professional service.

We advance our Mission and pursue our Vision by:

  • Providing an unparalleled environment for education and training
  • Supporting an inter-professional approach to research to address challenges of people with acute and chronic conditions and disabilities
  • Collaborating with local, national and international partners to address and improve integration of rehabilitation services in health care delivery systems, community engagement and models of care.

Our Values

  • Advocacy – for those less fortunate or with limited access seeking greater independence
  • Excellence – in all endeavors and facets of our work
  • Inclusion – in student enrollment and faculty and staff composition with a major focus on inclusion of people with disabilities
  • Innovation – in teaching and educational curricula, research, technology, and product development
  • Integrity – through uncompromising adherence to ethical principles, truthfulness, dignity and respect in all that we do
  • Service – to all, including the disabilities community, in regard to rehabilitation and health services with a commitment to social responsibility
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Strategic Plan

SHRS is dedicated to advancing our mission and vision through a series of school-wide collaborative efforts. View our current SHRS Strategic Plan and Research Framework.  

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SHRS programs are housed across the School's six main Departments. View a complete list of our Departments.

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SHRS Locations

SHRS programs are located in several different facilities across the area. View a list of all SHRS locations.

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Check here for a list of SHRS events and here for a list of alumni events!

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Read about SHRS faculty, students, alumni and research in the news.

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Contact Us

Questions? Contact us for more information.

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Diversity Statement

Read about our School's commitment to diversity.

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Learn more about our programs, faculty, students and alumni through our School magazine, FACETS.

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SHRS Videos

View our School's video series demonstrating why Pitt SHRS ranks above the rest! 

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SHRS Social Media Directory

Follow SHRS and all your favorite programs on social media. #PittSHRS