Therapy Student Education

Welcome to Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital’s online resource for therapy students and residents, where you’ll find helpful information to prepare for clinical rotation. Carefully review and complete all sections as instructed.

Click here for fieldwork placement and rotation information.

Recreational Therapy Fieldwork/Internship

Students who are majoring in Recreational Therapy and interested in fieldwork/internship opportunities should email Brianne Taylor, CTRS, at

Fieldwork and internship placements:

  • Fall (August-December)
    Applications accepted through Jan. 31.
    Interviews take place second and third weeks of February.
  • Summer (April-August)
    Applications accepted through Sept. 30.
    Interviewing the second and third weeks of October.
  • Winter/Spring (January-April)
    Applications accepted through May 31.
    Interviewing the second and third weeks of June.

Preparing for Clinical Rotation

In preparation for your clinical rotation, you must complete the onboarding process at least three weeks prior to your start date.

Click here to access the student onboarding website.

Email with questions or concerns.

Name badge
Please bring the name badge provided by your academic institution. You’ll also be provided with a Mary Free Bed identification badge that must be returned to your clinical supervisor on your final day.

Health emergency
We follow our hospital emergency procedures if a student needs medical attention for any type of injury or health emergency during working hours.

The on-duty nursing supervisor will be called immediately to determine the appropriate intervention. This may include an emergency room visit, a physician’s care, the student being sent home or continuing to work. Our Infection Control coordinator is available to determine if there are risks related to communicable or infectious disease. Students are responsible for any subsequent medical costs.

Plenty of free parking is available on Logan Street between Lafayette and Jefferson avenues, and on the west side of Jefferson Avenue across from the Cass parking lot.

Dining options
The Mary Free Bed Kitchen & Cafe offers fresh-from-scratch cooking with seasonal ingredients. Located on the second floor, it’s open for indoor and outdoor dining as well as grab-and-go meals.

Food also is available at the Urban Platter cafeteria in Mercy Health Saint Mary’s Hospital adjoining Mary Free Bed.

Students are responsible for making their own housing arrangements and for all related costs.