The AHEAD Program is scheduled to take place June 14-18, 2021!

Dates: June 14-18, 2021, 9:00am-3:30pm
Location: LSU Health Shreveport, School of Allied Health Professions (1450 Claiborne Ave. Shreveport, LA 71103)

The Allied Health Education and Discovery (AHEAD) Program is a free, 5-day program for Louisiana high school students interested in exploring the health career programs offered at LSU Health Shreveport – School of Allied Health Professions. Participants will engage in full-day sessions that include hands-on, interactive activities within each discipline and field trips. Students will gain CPR certification and receive the necessary information to pursue the School of Allied Health Professions application process. Our emphasis will be on recruiting students from underrepresented backgrounds with the primary goal of contributing to a diverse educational environment.

Cost: There is no cost to participants. Lunch and any resource materials required to participate in the program will be provided.

The deadline to apply is March 15, 2021. 

Directions: Complete all sections of the electronic application and upload a copy of your most recent high school transcript by the deadline. 


Eligibility Criteria

  • Students must be at least 16 years old by June 14, 2021. 
  • Enrolled in a Louisiana high school. 
  • Minimum 2.5 high school GPA at the time of application.
  • Access to reliable transportation and commitment to full attendance.


Student Admissions Office
(318) 813-2908

Get AHEAD this Summer!

High school student participants will gain insight into the following allied health professions:
  • Medical Laboratory Scientist
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Physical Therapist
  • Physician Assistant
  • Public Health Professional
  • Respiratory Therapist
  • Speech-Language Pathologist

LSU Health Shreveport 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. We are 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.

AHEAD Program

AHEAD Program

Allied Health Education And Discovery