Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans Department of Physical Therapy
433 Bolivar Street 1900 Gravier St. New Orleans LA 70112 United States
Phone+1 504.568.4288
Public
CAPTE Accredited
Program Description

The mission and primary enterprise of the Department is to educate thoughtful individuals who are competent, knowledgeable, and ethical professionals; dedicated to improving their community through provision of quality, evidence-based physical therapy services. Our graduates demonstrate a commitment to the professional organization and to the education of future physical therapists. Our graduates are scientific clinicians, skilled in critical thinking and capable of integrating theory with clinical practice. 

The physical therapy curriculum is a full-time 36 month, 122-semester hour plan of study with the foundational courses in the first year and clinical sciences in the second and third year. The didactic portion of the curriculum is delivered in multiple formats including formal lectures, clinical practical labs and small group case discussions. The clinical education experience is 38 weeks in length and is placed throughout the curriculum with the intent of providing the student the opportunity to practice and incorporate the information provided in the didactic portion of the curriculum. 

See department website for more information about the program: 
https://alliedhealth.lsuhsc.edu/pt/

General
Program offers a guaranteed freshman admission pathway?
No
Dual Degrees
Will the professional (entry-level) PT program offer a satellite or branch campus to applicants during the upcoming admissions cycle?
No
Admission Interviews
Program conducts interviews as part of the admissions process?
Yes
Additional information about interviews
Interviews are held during the first two weeks of January prior to matriculation in May.
Deposits
Is a Deposit Required for Accepted Applicants?
Yes
Total cumulative deposit
$200
Additional Information about Deposit
This is a nonrefundable deposit that will be applied to the first semester's tuition.  Due date of first required deposit varies from year to year, but in general, the first deposit is due by mid-February.
Deposit Refundable?
No
Due Date of First Required Deposit
02/14/2022
Incoming Class Profile
Anticipated Size of the Next Entering Class
35
Size of Most Recent Entering Class
33
% of IN-STATE applicants accepted
100%
Sex
% Male
45%
% Female 
55%
Race/Ethnicity
% Hispanic 
0%
% American Indian/Alaskan Native
0%
% Asian
3%
% African-American/Black (Non-Hispanic)
3%
% Hawaiian/Pacific Islander
0%
% White (Not of Hispanic Origin) 
94%
% Two or More Races 
0%
% Declining to State 
0%
Additional information about the class profile
Program gives preference to Louisiana residents.  
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Founded1971
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