2019-20 Applicants

Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans


This page is intended for college transfer students and graduates ONLY. High school students MUST contact the institution directly for information about the guaranteed freshman-entry program. Do not apply using PTCAS.

Contact Information more...

Jane M. Eason, PhD, PT
Department Head
Physical Therapy
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans
1900 Gravier St.
New Orleans LA, 70112
(504) 568-4288
ahpt@lsuhsc.edu

General Information

PT program start date for entering class
05/18/2020
Additional information about the class profile
Program gives preference to Louisiana residents. Only up to 10% of the students accepted into the program can be non-Louisiana residents.
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Incoming Class Profile

Size of most recent entering class
33
Anticipated size of next entering class
35
% of IN-STATE applicants accepted
100%
% of Class Taken via Early Decision Process
0%

Program Description more...

The mission and primary enterprise of the Department is to educate thoughtful individuals who are competent, knowledgeable, and ethical professionals; dedicated to improving their community through provision of quality, evidence-based physical therapy services. Our graduates demonstrate a commitment to the professional organization and to the education of future physical therapists. Our graduates are scientific clinicians, skilled in critical thinking and capable of integrating theory with clinical practice.

The physical therapy curriculum is a full-time 36 month, 122-semester hour plan of study with the foundational courses in the first year and clinical sciences in the second and third year. The didactic portion of the curriculum is delivered in multiple formats including formal lectures, clinical practical labs and small group case discussions. The clinical education experience is 38 weeks in length and is placed throughout the curriculum with the intent of providing the student the opportunity to practice and incorporate the information provided in the didactic portion of the curriculum.

See department website for more information about the program:
https://alliedhealth.lsuhsc.edu/pt/

Application Deadlines

PTCAS application deadline
10/01/2019
Deadline type
Firm
Program has rolling admissions process?
No
Important dates

Orientation for accepted students will be May 18 - 19, 2020, with classes beginning May 20, 2020.  Interviews are generally held the first two weeks of January for the most highly qualified students.

All other supplemental documents to support the PTCAS application such as GRE scores, PTCAS Reference Forms, PTCAS Observation Hours Form and transcripts from all universities attended must be received by PTCAS no later than October 1, 2019.


Early Decision

Program participates in PTCAS Early Decision?
No

Deposits

Deposit Required
Yes
Deposit Amount Required for Accepted Applicants
$200.00
Additional Information about Deposit
This is a nonrefundable deposit that will be applied to the first semester's tuition. Due date of first required deposit varies from year to year, but in general, the first deposit is due by mid-February.
Deposit Refundable?
No
Due Date of First Required Deposit
02/15/2020

Interviews

Program conducts interviews as part of the admissions process?
Yes
Additional information about Interviews
Interviews are held during the first two weeks of January prior to matriculation in May.

GPA

GPA Scores
MINIMUM GPA Score
AVERAGE GPA score for accepted students
Program-specific Prerequisite
3.00
3.66
 
Additional information about program's GPA requirements
To be considered for admission into the program, an applicant must have a minimum 3.0/4.0 cumulative math/science GPA. Program uses grades obtained in all math/science courses, even for courses that were repeated.

Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

Is GRE Required?
Yes
Program's PTCAS GRE code
7736
Last acceptable GRE test date for this cycle
09/01/2019
Oldest GRE test date considered for this cycle
08/01/2011
Additional information about program's GRE requirements
To be considered for admission, an applicant must obtain a minimum score of 296 on the GRE revised General Test. The total score is calculated from the verbal and quantitative portions of the GRE that are obtained at one sitting of the exam. These scores must be submitted with the score from the Analytical Writing Assessment portion of the exam. Only scores from the GRE revised General Test will be accepted. The GRE must be taken early enough to ensure that the scores are received by PTCAS no later than October 1, 2019.

DO NOT USE ANY CODE OTHER THAN THE LSUHSC NEW ORLEANS PTCAS CODE OF 7736. YOUR APPLICATION WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED IF YOU USE ANY OTHER LSUHSC NEW ORLEANS GRE CODE.

Observation Hours

 
* The applicant must have documented at least 60 clock hours of practical experience in physical therapy under the direct supervision of a licensed physical therapist.

Applicants may obtain observation hours at multiple sites, but for the hours to satisfy the requirement, a minimum of 30 hours must be obtained at a site.

If less than 30 hours is obtained at a site, those hours cannot be used towards the 60 hour requirement.

The hours can be obtained either as a paid employee or as a volunteer.



* If an applicant chooses to obtain the hours at multiple sites, a minimum of 30 clock hours must be at each site.

* For each site where a minimum of 30 hours is obtained, the supervising physical therapist must verify the hours and must also provide a PTCAS reference.

* If less than 30 hours is obtained at a site, those hours cannot be used towards the 60 hour minimum requirement.
Program's PT hours requirement
PT hours are required - a licensed PT must verify hours w/ signed form uploaded or online via PTCAS
Total number of PT hours REQUIRED
60
DEADLINE for completion of all PT hours
10/01/2019
Paid
Accepted/Considered
Volunteer
Accepted/Considered
Inpatient
Accepted/Considered
Outpatient
Accepted/Considered

Supplemental/Upload Requirements

Supplemental FEE required?
No
Supplemental fee amount
$0.00
Supplemental APPLICATION required?
No
Supplemental MATERIALS required?
No
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Applicant must send one reference from this SPECIFIC type of evaluator
Applicant must send reference from ONE OR MORE evaluators in category to fulfill program's requirements
Evaluator type ACCEPTED
Evaluator type NOT accepted

Evaluator Types

Physical Therapist
Physical Therapist (additional)
Professor in Major
Professor
Academic
Supervisor/Employer
Teaching Assistant
PTA
Pre-PT Advisor
Politician
Health Care Professional
Friend
Family Member
Co-worker
Clergy
Other
Number of references required by program
Varies
Additional information about program's reference requirements
* The only references that are required/accepted are those from physical therapists under whom an applicant has obtained a minimum of 60 observation hours. Applicants may obtain observation hours at multiple sites, but for the hours to satisfy the requirement, a minimum of 30 hours must be obtained at a site. We require a reference from each physical therapist under whom an applicant has obtained at least 30 hours of observation experience.

* If less than 30 hours is obtained at a site, those hours cannot be used towards the 60 hour requirement and a reference form is not required.

* The hours can be obtained either as a paid employee or as a volunteer.

* The physical therapy reference must use the PTCAS Reference Forms. Letters from other types of evaluators will not be accepted as a fulfillment of this requirement.

* The only supervisor/employer reference forms that we will accept are from physical therapists under whom the applicant has worked as a paid PT technician and not from any other type of employment.

Foreign Applicants and Transcripts

Citizenship types eligible for admission U.S. citizens
  • U.S. citizens
  • U.S. permanent residents
Non-native speakers must submit official TOEFL scores?
Yes
Program policy for non-U.S. (foreign/international) coursework
Send WES foreign transcript evaluation to PTCAS
Program policy for CANADIAN coursework
  • Send WES foreign evaluation for Canadian courses to PTCAS
Additional information about program's policy on foreign coursework
English translation required for original foreign transcripts. Resident alien or international (F-1) students must take a minimum of 6 semester hours in the basic sciences (at least one course must include a related laboratory experience) and 6 hours in English composition in a U.S. college or university.

All applicants who are non-native speakers of English, regardless of previous language of instruction, are required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). A minimum score of 500 must be attained on the TOEFL. TOEFL is not offered at this institution thus, arrangements should be made to take the test at another college or university.

After you select the program and enter your coursework on the application, you may be required to match your courses to the program's course prerequisites in the "Prerequisites" tab of the "Program Materials" section.
General information
Bachelor's degree required prior to matriculation into PT program?
Yes
Anatomy and/or Physiology (A&P) course prerequisites MUST be completed in biology, neuroscience, anatomy, or integrated physiology department
No
Link to program's prerequisite instructions
Anatomy
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • A&P: COMBINED Course (eg, A&P)
  • A&P: Vertebrate
  • A&P: SEPARATE courses
  • A&P: Advanced
  • A&P: Comparative
  • A&P: Human
  • A&P: Mammalian
Biology / Biological Science
Advanced / Upper-division biology required.
Course Level
Upper Division
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Cell
  • Biology: Embryology
  • Biology: Genetics
  • Biology: Histology
  • Biology: Immunology
  • Biology: Microbiology
  • Biology: Molecular
  • A&P: Advanced
Biology I
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Cell
  • Biology: Embryology
  • Biology: General I
  • Biology: General
  • Biology: Genetics
  • Biology: Histology
  • Biology: Immunology
  • Biology: Microbiology
  • Biology: Molecular
  • Biology: Zoology
Biology II
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Cell
  • Biology: Embryology
  • Biology: General II
  • Biology: General
  • Biology: Genetics
  • Biology: Histology
  • Biology: Immunology
  • Biology: Microbiology
  • Biology: Molecular
  • Biology: Zoology
Chemistry I
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Inorganic
  • Chemistry: Organic
  • Chemistry I
Chemistry II
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Inorganic
  • Chemistry: Organic
  • Chemistry II
Communication / Speech / Public Speaking
This must be a course in which the majority of the course requires multiple public speeches as part of the course requirements.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Comm: Public Speaking
  • Comm: Speech
English Composition / Writing
Freshman English I and II accepted for a total of 6 hours of the English composition prerequisites.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Applicable
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • English Composition I
English Composition / Writing
see above
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • English Composition II
English Composition / Writing
3 hours must be an upper level English composition course that requires intensive writing as part of the course requirements.
Course Level
Upper Division
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Technical Writing
  • Writing
Math
1 of 2 math courses required.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Mathematics: Algebra
  • Mathematics: Calculus
  • Mathematics: Geometry
  • Mathematics: Pre-Algebra
  • Mathematics: Pre-Calculus
  • Mathematics: Statistics
  • Mathematics: Trigonometry
Math
2 of 2 math courses required.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Mathematics: Algebra
  • Mathematics: Calculus
  • Mathematics: Geometry
  • Mathematics: Pre-Algebra
  • Mathematics: Pre-Calculus
  • Mathematics: Statistics
  • Mathematics: Trigonometry
Physics I
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics I
  • Physics: General
Physics II
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics: General
  • Physics II
Physiology
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • A&P: COMBINED Course (eg, A&P)
  • A&P: Physiology
  • A&P: Vertebrate
  • A&P: SEPARATE courses
  • A&P: Advanced
  • A&P: Animal
  • A&P: Comparative
  • A&P: Human
  • A&P: Mammalian
Psychology
1 of 2 psychology courses required
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Psychology: Any
Psychology
2 of 2 psychology courses required
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Psychology: Any
Statistics
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Biostatistics
  • Business: Statistics
  • Mathematics: Statistics
  • Psychology: Statistics