Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in Shreveport Program in Physical Therapy
1501 Kings Highway School of Allied Health Professions 1501 Kings Highway Shreveport LA 71103 United States
Phone+1 318.813.2940
Public
CAPTE Accredited
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  • PostedThursday, September 2, 2021 at 3:19 PM

    Due to the impact of Hurricane Ida, the LSU Health Shreveport PT Program has extended the deadline for applications for the 2021-2022 cycle to October 15, 2021.

    Due to the impact of Hurricane Ida, the LSU Health Shreveport PT Program has extended the deadline for applications for the 2021-2022 cycle to October 15, 2021.

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Program Description

It is the mission and primary enterprise of the LSUHSC-Shreveport Program in Physical Therapy 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, to life long learning, 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 eight individuals that make up our core faculty each provide unique contributions that collectively cover the program needs. We have seven physical therapists on faculty, each with a unique facet of practice experience, from rehabilitation, acute, and out-patient settings and across several practice patterns, including musculoskeletal, integumentary, and neuromotor expertise. We have five board-certified clinical specialists on our core faculty, representing specialization in Neurologic, Orthopaedic Physical Therapy and Wound Management. This breadth of clinical expertise lends credibility to our teaching and directs our scholarly endeavors toward pertinent clinical questions that have the potential to affect the way physical therapy is practiced. 

In addition to the clinical expertise on our faculty, all core faculty members have earned post-professional doctoral degrees. Four faculty members have PhDs, while three other are enrolled in academic doctoral programs. One faculty member has a Masters degree in Business Administration. In addition, we have five clinical faculty, each with an advanced specialization in their area of practice who add to our program through clinical teaching and various teaching roles throughout the program. 

The program is housed in a contemporary building with rich academic, clinical, and research resources, which includes an eight-camera motion analysis laboratory and a multidisciplinary clinical practice. The School of Allied Health Professions is an integral part of a health sciences center with a level I trauma center. Our students are exposed to clinical interaction with patients throughout the curriculum. Prospective and current students may visit the SAHP Student Affairs website for an updated listing of tuition and fees.

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 typically held in person (COVID-permitting) the first week of January. Students will be notified in the fall about interview offers once PTCAS files are reviewed.

Deposits
Is a Deposit Required for Accepted Applicants?
Yes
Total cumulative deposit
$150
Deposit Refundable?
No
Due Date of First Required Deposit
03/01/2022
Incoming Class Profile
Anticipated Size of the Next Entering Class
36
Size of Most Recent Entering Class
36
% of IN-STATE applicants accepted
90%
% of WICHE (Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education) applicants accepted
0%
% of OUT-OF-STATE (non-resident) U.S. applicants accepted
10%
% of CANADIAN applicants accepted
0%
% of INTERNATIONAL (non-U.S/non-Canadian) applicants accepted
0%
Sex
% Male
33%
% Female 
67%
Race/Ethnicity
% Hispanic 
3%
% African-American/Black (Non-Hispanic)
8%
% White (Not of Hispanic Origin) 
86%
% Two or More Races 
3%
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