On Saturday, August 12, 2023, 75 LSUHS School of Allied Health Professions' students graduated from their respective programs with a bachelor’s or master’s degree. LSU Board of Supervisors member, Wayne Brown, conferred the degrees, bringing the total School of Allied Health alumni to 4,086 graduates since the school opened in 1977.
The School of Allied Health Professions is comprised of nine 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.
PhD in Rehabilitation Science
Doctor of Occupational Therapy
Doctor of Physical Therapy
Master of Communication Disorders (Speech-Language Pathology)
Master of Physician Assistant Studies
Master of Public Health (Joint Degree with LSU Shreveport)
physical therapy Residency Programs
clinical psychology internship
(LSU Health Shreveport is an Off-Campus Instructional Site for LSU Health New Orleans)
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
Cory Coehoorn, PhD, joins LSU Health Shreveport as the Program Director of the PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences Program at the LSUHS School of Allied Health Professions.
318 Forum - Drs. Pooja Jethani, Christie Raymond and Robin Steed share tips and information on dementia and how occupational therapists can help.
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.
KSLA12 - Neurologic Physical Therapy Specialists, Dr. Suzanne Tinsley and Matthew Martin, share the treatment opportunities available at LSU Health Shreveport for brain related disfunction.
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.