Application Process

Application: Allied Health Centralized Application Service (AHCAS)
Application Deadline: Rolling 
Next Start Date: May 20, 2024

AHCAS: The LSU Health Shreveport BS Cardiopulmonary Science Program accepts applications for admission via the Allied Health Centralized Application Service (AHCAS). Applicants should send all application materials directly to AHCAS. Applicants should NOT send any application documents directly to the Program or LSU Health Shreveport.

Rolling Admissions: It is the intention of the Cardiopulmonary Science Program to capture as many qualified applicants as possible to fulfill the immense local and national demand for professionals trained and credentialed in the cardiopulmonary sciences. With this purpose, the program offers year-around, rolling admission to allow applications to be reviewed as they are sent in (monthly).

AHCAS applications will be accepted year around with a monthly interview schedule offered to qualified applicants. The following steps assure priority acceptance into the Cardiopulmonary Science Program:

  • Meet minimum qualifications and criteria as outlined below
  • Submit a completed application with associated transcripts, etc. to AHCAS
  • Complete an interview with the program selection committee

For applicants who meet all qualifications and successfully complete an interview, an acceptance letter will be issued for the current upcoming cohort year. Official intake/program start will occur during late May for the year of entry. For example, an applicant could apply during any month of the year and receive an offer letter for program acceptance, but official start date is late May each year.

To complete an application for admission, send the following application materials via AHCAS by the deadline:

1. Complete an online application through the Allied Health Centralized Application Service (AHCAS). 

  • Complete AHCAS applications = e-submitted, payment received, and all materials received. 

2. Official transcripts from all college-level institutions ever attended (including high school dual enrollment) sent to AHCAS:

a. Your registrar should mail your paper transcripts to the following address:

AHCAS Transcript Verification Department
P.O. Box 9127
Watertown, MA 02471

b. AHCAS only accepts electronic transcripts from Credentials Solutions, Parchment, and National Student Clearinghouse. If your school does not offer these services, your transcript must be sent by mail

c. Please read the Transcript FAQ’s before submitting your application.

Prospective students interested in a pre-requisite course check are invited to email unofficial college transcripts to the Program Director, Tim Gilmore, PhD, RRT at 

Residents of AR and TX are eligible for in-state tuition rates!


Student Admissions Office
(318) 813-2908

Cardiopulmonary Science

Dr. Tim Gilmore, Program Director
(318) 813-2933


News from Cardiopulmonary Science