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Rehabilitation Services Students

General Information

Student Dress Code
Student Comments  


Clinical Areas

Acute Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation Institute

Skilled Nursing Facility

Outpatient Rehabilitation

Home Health

Key Services


Industrial Rehab

Foot Clinic
Spinal Cord Hand Clinic Head Injury
Amputee Clinic Pediatrics Orthopedic
Arthritis Wound Care Aquatic Therapy
Wheelchair Seating Clinic Sports Medicine  


Center Coordinator for Clinical Education

Physical Therapy Brandi Henley
Occupational Therapy Lisa Brown

Speech-Language Therapy Theresa Hellen

For more information about clinical rotation opportunities, contact

Chelsea Aycock at


General Information for Therapy Students


NMMC will not pay housing costs. The student will be responsible for all housing, including making arrangements. Click here for a list of available hotels in Tupelo. You can also check the classified ads of the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal. Limited private housing is available. For more information, contact Brandi Henley, PT, CCCE, at (662) 377-4058 or e-mail .


The hospital Food Court is available with a 20% discount for employees and students. Several “fast food” and “family” restaurants are located near the hospital. A refrigerator is available in the break room of each area if you prefer to bring your lunch.


Department Hours

Please contact your Center Coordinator for Clinical Education one to three weeks prior to your clinical for your start time and location.


Rehabilitation Institute

Occupational Therapy 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m. M-F*
Physical Therapy 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. M-F*
Speech Therapy 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. M-F*

*with at least 1 weekend during your clinical

Outpatient Rehabilitation Services

Occupational, Physical & Speech Therapy

7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. M-Th

7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. F

Therapist schedules vary in each specialty area to meet the need of the patient population.

Acute Care

Some therapists work from 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m. four days each week, and others work 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m. five days each week.

Home Health

Therapists work 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

NMMC Wellness Center

NMMC offers an outstanding fitness center on campus that includes a pool, weight equipment, cardiovascular equipment, walking track, aerobics room and racquetball courts. Students may obtain a temporary membership for $42/month, with no assessment or enrollment fee. Dues are payable in full upon joining. The Wellness Center is open from 5 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 6 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and noon-6 p.m. Sunday.


Students who are here for six weeks or longer are encouraged to make a 30-45 minute presentation to the staff on a topic of your choice. It will be up to each individual clinical instructor as to whether they require an inservice.


Free parking is available in the “student parking” area across the street from the main entrance to the hospital on Garfield Street. Outpatient parking is available on the lower level (employee parking) at Longtown Medical Park.


The hospital’s Resource Center is available for your convenience.

Aquatic Therapy

Aquatic therapy is available at the NMMC Outpatient Rehabilitation Center. Inpatient therapists may take their patients to the Outpatient Rehabilitation Center for pool therapy, so please bring a modest swimsuit (no bikinis).

First Day Arrival

Check the work hours of your assigned area for arrival time. In the main unit, ask at the information desk in the front lobby for directions to the appropriate area. The Acute Rehabilitation office is located on the third floor, south wing. The Rehabilitation Institute is located on the first floor, west wing. Outpatient Rehabilitation is located at Longtown Medical Park, 4381 S. Eason Blvd. Your clinical instructor will greet you when you arrive.

Student Dress Code

  • Clothing must present a professional image, with care given to tightness, length and cleanliness of clothing. Please refrain from wearing low necklines or waistlines as this is distracting to our patients as well as other staff members. If performing an acute care, inpatient rehabilitation, or skilled nursing facility clinical, navy blue scrubs are recommended but are not required. Any color scrubs are acceptable. At the Outpatient Rehabilitation Center, khaki pants or dress pants are recommended with a professional shirt which is long enough to keep your midriff covered when you lift your arms above your head.
  • Sleeveless shirts, blue jeans and shorts are not allowed, unless for approved events. Knee length shorts are approved for the Outpatient Rehabilitation Center.
  • Approved name tags must be worn at all times.
  • Open-toed shoes are not allowed.
  • Strong fragrances should be avoided.
  • Jewelry should be appropriate and professional.
  • Cell phones are not permitted in patient care areas. You may keep them at your desk.

Student Comments

Longtown was a wonderful learning environment! I was provided with adequate structure and supervision, yet allowed to grow as a clinician at my own pace.

Natalie Pierce, OT

Outpatient Rehabilitation

Everyone was very friendly and willing to allow me to work with them or help me in any way they could. I really learned a lot and enjoyed my time here.

Emily Gilliland,, PT

Rehabilitation Institute

I learned something new from my supervisor every day. I also enjoyed the variety of patients I encountered. Also, everyone was very helpful throughout my extern.

Tami Scott, SLP

Acute Rehabilitation