Allied Health Education and Discovery (AHEAD)
Program Information


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

Please check back soon for a link to the electronic application!

Program description: AHEAD 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.

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

Eligibility criteria:

  • Students must be at least 16 years old by the start of the program.
  • 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.

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

For more information, please contact the School of Allied Health Admissions Office at: 
(318) 813-2908 or


Allied Health Education And Discovery Program


Allied Health Education And Discovery Program