The AHEAD program launched for the first time during the summer 2021 semester with 16 participants from several local high schools, including Caddo Magnet, Captain Shreve, C. E. Byrd, and Southwood. Students participated in full-day sessions of hands-on, interactive activities within each health care program.
The School of Allied Health Professions is comprised of eight academic programs, three post-professional residency programs for physical therapists who hold a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree, and three specialized clinics: the Children’s Center which provides developmental and psychological testing and treatment for children, Mollie E. Webb Speech and Hearing Center which offers highly specialized speech and hearing care, and the Rehabilitation Clinic which provides state-of-the-art occupational, physical, and speech-language therapy.
PhD in Rehabilitation Science
Doctor of Occupational Therapy
Doctor of Physical Therapy
Master of Communication Disorders (Speech-Language Pathology)
Master of Occupational Therapy
Master of Physician Assistant Studies
Master of Public Health (Joint Degree with LSU Shreveport)
The Center of Academic Excellence for Patient Centered Rehabilitation (CAE-PaCeR) will establish an infrastructure to bring the relevant academic, research, and clinical programs of the School of Allied Health Professions (SAHP) into alignment around the purpose of the center: patient-centered rehabilitation in an academic culture of excellence for clinical learning, innovation, and collaboration. The benefit of this alignment will enhance our ability to prioritize available resources from philanthropic, grant, and clinical revenue sources toward strategic investments in teaching, research, and scholarships to best serve the needs of our students, patients, faculty, community, and the state of Louisiana. LEARN MORE
Two of our clinical faculty members in the School of Allied Health Professions earned board certification in June, 2021: Matthew Martin, PT, DPT in Neurorehabilitation and Amanda Mahoney, PT, DPT is our only double-boarded faculty with both Orthopaedics and now Women’s Health.
Pooja Jethani, OTD, LOTR is the recipient of the 2021 Integrative Rehabilitation Research Mentoring & Career Development Fellowship from the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine. This fellowship honors talented early career clinical investigators from underrepresented and diverse backgrounds.
We are excited to share new publications by our School of Allied Health Professions' faculty. Johanna Boult and her coauthors have a new book chapter and Rebecca Clawson, Emily Weidman-Evans, and Ashley Fort published an article in the Journal of the American Academy of PAs.
KTAL News - Shane Sumlin was stricken by a rare syndrome called Guillain-Barre which requires extensive physical therapy in order to use one’s arms and hands again. Dr. Suzanne Tinsley, Assistant Vice Chancellor of Institutional Advancement at LSUHS, with 3+ decades of experience in dealing with neurological injuries was able to help Shane walk again.
May, 2021 Orientation Day
LSUHS School of Allied Health Professions (SAHP) welcomed 124 new students in 6 different programs offering Bachelor, Master, and Doctorate degrees. Students entering these highly competitive programs had the opportunity to hear from LSUHS leadership and faculty, familiarize themselves with the campus, and meet new colleagues