LSUHS hosted its largest commencement in the institution’s history with 224 students receiving a Bachelor’s, Master’s, PhD or Doctorate degree. This 50th commencement milestone began on May 26, 1973, when 31 medical students received the first Doctorate degrees given by then, LSU School of Medicine.
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, a doctoral internship program in health service psychology, 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. The School also serves as an off-campus instructional site for the School of Nursing at LSU Health New Orleans hosting three academic nursing programs.
Bachelor of Science in Cardiopulmonary Science (Respiratory Therapy)
Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Science
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)
physical therapy Residency Programs
Neurologic Physical Therapy
Orthopaedic Physical Therapy
clinical psychology internship
Doctoral Internship in Health Service Psychology
(LSU Health Shreveport is an Off-Campus Instructional Site for LSU Health New Orleans)
Bachelor of Science Career Alternative RN Education (CARE) Program
Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Sciences (RN-BSN) Program
Master of Science in Nursing Program, Nurse Educator Concentration
*The Program in Occupational Therapy at LSU Health Shreveport is no longer accepting applications to the Master of Occupational Therapy program. The Doctor of Occupational Therapy program was granted Candidacy Status by the Accreditation Council of Occupational Therapy Education in December 2021. The first cohort to the Doctor of Occupational Therapy program enrolled in May 2022.
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Center of Academic Excellence for Patient Centered Rehabilitation
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
LATEST ALLIED HEALTH PROFESSIONS NEWS HIGHLIGHTS
KSLA12 - Neurologic Physical Therapy Specialists, Dr. Suzanne Tinsley and Matthew Martin, share the treatment opportunities available at LSU Health Shreveport for brain related disfunction.
Dr. David Guzick has been selected as the next chancellor of LSU Health Shreveport. Guzick, a member of the country’s premier honorific society for medical scientists and leaders, the National Academy of Medicine, will begin on Jan. 9, 2023.
Shreveport Times - Dr. Deborah Smith, Assistant Professor of Public Health at LSUHS, is featured as a community leader to watch in 2023. Dr. Smith shares, "My biggest goal for 2023 is to reach out to those communities who don't have access to help."
The AHEAD Program is a 5-day summer program for Louisiana high school students interested in exploring the health career programs offered at LSU Health Shreveport – School of Allied Health Professions. Apply Now!
Family Day 2022
LSUHS School of Allied Health Professions welcomed families for a day to learn more about the programs, take a tour of the campus with hands-on activities and the opportunity to meet faculty and administration.
Orientation Day 2022
LSUHS School of Allied Health Professions (SAHP) welcomed 113 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
Louisiana State University Health Shreveport (LSUHS) strives to cultivate a diverse and inclusive culture that supports equity, acceptance, and respect for the differences in others. The institution is committed to achieving excellence in fulfilling its mission by utilizing the rich talents of individuals who contribute different backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences to the work and learning environment and who reflect the varied populations of Louisiana. As such, the institution adopts a definition of diversity that embraces a broad spectrum of human expression and characteristics that include but are not limited to race, ethnicity, gender/gender identity, social and cultural attributes, abilities, sexual orientation, religion, rural or metropolitan background, military or veteran status, and age. In addition, diversity also includes life experiences, record of service, and other talents and personal attributes that enhance the work and learning atmosphere. LSUHS is dedicated to building an inclusive and diverse community through the recruitment, enrollment, hiring, and retention/graduation of students, faculty, staff, and leadership who meet this definition of diversity.