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Student Opportunities

Students who want to elevate their skills and leadership or gain experience and exposure in the field of rehabilitation will find Good Shepherd a welcoming partner with exciting, high-level educational opportunities.

Pre-Professional Observation Students

Good Shepherd’s Pre-Professional Observation Student opportunities are currently unavailable. Please visit our website periodically for updates to this program.

To schedule hours as a volunteer, please contact our volunteer office.

Undergraduate, Graduate & Post-Graduate Students

Good Shepherd offers observation and clinical student affiliation experiences in adult and pediatric inpatient and outpatient settings, and long-term care settings. Good Shepherd provides clinical student affiliations in nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech-language pathology, recreational therapy, respiratory therapy, care management (social work) and exercise physiology. Good Shepherd provides non-clinical student affiliations when available.

  • All students must show proof of receiving a COVID vaccine and sign the Waiver of Liability.
  • Students must be 16 years of age or older.
  • To complete a clinical student affiliation at Good Shepherd, you must complete and submit the necessary compliance documents.

Application Window is Now Open for PT, OT, SLP Student Affiliation Program

Apply now to Good Shepherd Rehabilitation’s Student Affiliation Program. The application window is open March 1, 2023, through March 31, 2023.

The application window is for hands-on, for-credit physical therapy (PT), occupational therapy (OT) and speech-language pathology (SLP) students seeking a 2024 placement at Good Shepherd Rehabilitation.

We offer opportunities at a variety of rehabilitation settings and locations:

  • Geriatric Rehabilitation
    • One skilled nursing facility (SNF) and two assisted-living facilities
  • Inpatient Rehabilitation
    • Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Hospital (Allentown, PA)
  • Inpatient Pediatric Rehabilitation
    • Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Hospital Emily Howatt Pliskatt Pediatric Unit
  • Long-Term Acute Care (LTACH)
    • Good Shepherd Specialty Hospital (Bethlehem, PA)
  • Long-Term Care
    • Good Shepherd Home – Bethlehem (Bethlehem, PA)
    • Good Shepherd Home – Raker Center (Allentown, PA)
  • Outpatient Neurologic Rehabilitation
    • Hyland Center for Health & Technology (Allentown, PA)
  • Outpatient Pediatric Rehabilitation
    • Three locations in eastern Pennsylvania
  • Outpatient Rehabilitation
    • 25 locations throughout eastern Pennsylvania

To apply, fill out the Student Affiliation Program form.

For more information, visit our Student Opportunities page or email [email protected].


For more information about Good Shepherd’s undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate student opportunities, please email [email protected]