Boston University College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College:
Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation

Boston University College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College:
Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation

Recovery Education Programs

The Recovery Education Program at the Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation is an adult education program that offers students the opportunity to choose a range of wellness courses that support their rehabilitation and recovery efforts.

The Energy of Possibility

Program Enrollment

All interested individuals must meet the following requirements to be enrolled in the Recovery Education Program:

  • Complete a Recovery Center Student Application which includes a Medical & Psychiatric Information Form, and email (strongly preferred) or fax it to Stephanie Ewing at (617) 353-7700. After she has received your application, she will contact you to arrange a brief interview and a tour of our center.
  • Be willing to use an educational environment to foster their recovery
  • Be willing to consider participation in program evaluation research

Course Information

  • Courses are offered on a trimester schedule: September – December (Fall), January – April (Spring), May – August (Summer)
  • View a Sample Course Catalog to gain a sense of our typical class offerings
  • Trimesters may vary in schedule times and classes available
  • For information on the upcoming trimester, or for any additional information or questions, please contact Stephanie Ewing at (857) 337-5303 or stephc13@bu.edu

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Spring 2021 Virtual Classes and Virtual Drop-in Activities 

We wholeheartedly wish we could back at the Center for all in person classes but that still is not an option- for the health and safety of our staff and students, Spring Semester will be completely virtual, with Virtual Recovery Education Classes and Virtual Drop-In Activities. We will be offering a plethora of virtual classes and virtual drop-in activities this Spring! There are no class limits for Virtual Classes or Virtual Activities, but we strongly urge students to establish a balanced weekly schedule.

These virtual classes and activities are an opportunity for us to stay engaged with our community and to continue working on our wellness and recovery goals, while we are physically away from 940 Comm Ave. Please see the Spring Catalog

Recovery Education Spring Important Dates:

Winter Break: December 21, 2020 – January 22, 2021
Spring Registration: December 7 -18, 2020

First Week of Activities: January 25 – 29, 2021
Last Week of Activities: May 3 – 7, 2021
Center Closed: Presidents’ Day, February 15 and Patriots’ Day, April 19

Course Registration Process

  • All students must complete a Course Registration Form EVERY trimester.
  • Students interested in taking an exercise course must provide written authorization from their physician to participate.
  • Once the form is completed, please submit to Stephanie Ewing by fax at (617) 353-7700, email (strongly preferred) or drop it off at the center (when re-opened).
  • You will receive a Course Confirmation Letter by mail about a week before the trimester starts.

Any questions? Please contact Stephanie Ewing at (857) 337-5303 or stephc13@bu.edu

* Please keep in mind that you must be enrolled in the Recovery Education Program first before you can register for courses. See Program Enrollment for more details.*

Expanding The Definition

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the requirements to participate in the Recovery Education Program?

Interested individuals must be willing to use an educational environment to foster their recovery, must apply to the program, provide documentation of a psychiatric condition, receive physician approval to participate in any of our Physical Fitness Classes, and be willing to consider participation in program evaluation research.

How do I apply to the Recovery Education Program?

You will need to complete a Student Application Packet which includes a Medical & Psychiatric Information Form, mail the packet to Stephanie Ewing or fax it to Stephanie Ewing at (617) 358-7700. After Stephanie has received your forms, she will contact you before the start of Course Registration to arrange a short interview and tour of the Center. The packet is available on this webpage.

How much does the Recovery Education Program cost?

The courses offered at the Center are free to all of our recovery education students.

Will there be a class limit for virtual classes, activities or workshops this semester?

You must be enrolled in the Recovery Education Program to register for courses. After you’ve enrolled, you will need to complete a course registration form available on the last page of this catalog. This form is also available on this webpage. Please send the course registration form to Stephanie Ewing via fax at (617) 358-7700 or via email (preferred) at stephc13@bu.edu. We strongly encourage our students, current and new, to come to the Center to register in person, staff members are available to assist you in the process. Everything you’ll need to register for classes will be here.

How many classes can I take this trimester?

There is no limit to how many virtual classes or activities you can take this semester.

Can I add and/or drop a course?

Due to space limitations, there is no capacity for students to add a course to their schedule once the trimester starts. However, you may drop a course during the first 3 weeks of the trimester.

Do I need written medical permission to participate in any of the courses?

Yes, you will need to provide written medical permission to participate in our Supported Physical Activity classes which take place at the FITREC Center at BU.

What do I do if I am unable to attend my class?

Please text or call Stephanie at (857) 337-5303 or call the Student Absentee Line at (617) 358-1413. We expect students to notify us if you are unable to come to your class that day.