The School of Allied Health Professions is comprised of eight academic programs and three post-professional residency programs for physical therapists who hold a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree. 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. In our admissions and recruitment processes, we pursue diverse cohorts of students in each program to enhance the learning experiences of all of our students and foster an open and welcoming environment that promotes inclusion, respect, and compassion. Graduates from our academic programs readily find employment upon graduation and their first-time licensure pass rates are at an all-time high. All educational programs of the School have been approved by the appropriate State agencies and are fully accredited by the appropriate nationally recognized credentialing bodies.
Please refer to individual program web pages for their respective admission requirements, technical standards, application instructions, and opportunities for prospective students to visit campus.
PROGRAMS / DEGREES
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
(LSU Health Shreveport is an Off-Campus Instructional Site for LSU Health New Orleans)
*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.
MAP YOUR CAREER in Healthcare
This map includes some of the most in-demand healthcare jobs in Louisiana. Healthcare is the largest employer of Louisiana residents accounting for 16% of total state employment.1 From clinical and rehabilitation services, to public health and administration, the healthcare industry is a dynamic field with many career options. Use this map to explore healthcare’s different branches and find careers that match your personal goals. Mean hourly wages are provided for each profession using data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Louisiana Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates (May, 2020).
1Source: Hospitals and the Louisiana Economy, 2020 Executive Summary
*Degree Program offered at LSU Health Shreveport
**Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Louisiana Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates May 2020
High School Diploma or GED +
(May Require Certification)
High School Diploma or
GED + Non-Degree Award /
Certificate and/or Some Experience
Bachelor’s Degree and/or
Doctorate Degree and/or
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