The LSU Health Shreveport Physical Therapy Program offers an entry-level Doctor of Physical Therapy degree for persons interested in becoming a Physical Therapist. The degree is designed for students who have completed a baccalaureate degree and required prerequisite coursework. The Program is a three year program comprised of 9 semesters. The curriculum is aimed at producing outstanding clinical skills in Physical Therapy including, diagnosis, clinical reasoning, program planning, and therapeutic intervention. The program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education.   

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About the PT Profession

Program at a Glance

Degree: Doctorate
Accreditation: CAPTE
Program length: 3 years
Delivery: Full-time, predominantly on-site, live day classes
Class size: 36 students/year
Application Deadline: Oct 2
Start term: Summer
Application: PTCAS

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The Program in Physical Therapy at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in Shreveport is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 3030 Potomac Ave., Suite 100, Alexandria, Virginia 22305-3085; telephone: 703-706-3245; email:; website:  If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call 318-813-2945 or email

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