2012-13 Applicants

Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans


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
05/20/2013
Additional information about the class profile
Up to 10% of the students accepted into the program can be non-Louisiana residents, however, preference is given to Louisiana residents.
 

Incoming Class Profile

Size of most recent entering class
35
Anticipated size of next entering class
35
% of IN-STATE applicants accepted
97%
% of WICHE applicants accepted
0%
% of OUT-OF-STATE (non-resident) applicants accepted
3%
% of CANADIAN applicants accepted
0%
% of INTERNATIONAL (non-U.S./non-Canadian)
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:
http://alliedhealth.lsuhsc.edu/physicaltherapy/default.aspx

Application Deadlines

PTCAS application deadline
10/15/2012
Deadline type
Firm
Program has rolling admissions process?
No
Important dates
Orientation for accepted students will be May 20 - 21, 2013 with classes beginning May, 22, 2013.  Interviews are generally held the first two weeks of January.

Early Decision

Program participates in PTCAS Early Decision?
No

Deposits

Deposit Amount Required for Accepted Applicants
$0.00

Interviews

Program conducts interviews as part of the admissions process?
No
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GPA

GPA Scores
MINIMUM GPA Score
AVERAGE GPA score for accepted students
Program-specific Prerequisite
3.00
3.60
 
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 science GPA. Program uses grades obtained in all 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
11/15/2012
Oldest GRE test date considered for this cycle
11/15/2007
Additional information about program's GRE requirements
To be considered for admission, an applicant must obtain a minimum score of 900 on the previous version of the GRE or a minimum score of 289 on the current version of the exam. 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 submited with the score from the Analytical Writing Assessment portion of the exam.

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. 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.
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
11/15/2012
Paid
Accepted/Considered
Volunteer
Accepted/Considered
Inpatient
Accepted/Considered
Outpatient
Accepted/Considered

Supplemental/Upload Requirements

Supplemental FEE required?
No
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
1
Additional information about program's reference requirements
The only references that are required are those from physical therapists under whom an applicant has obtained a minimum of 30 observation hours either as a paid employee or as a volunteer. Letters from other types of evaluators will not be accepted as a fulfillment of this requirement.

Foreign Applicants and Transcripts

Citizenship types eligible for admission U.S. citizens
  • U.S. citizens
  • U.S. permanent residents
  • Canadian citizens
  • Foreign (non-U.S.) citizens with a visa
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.

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: Comparative
  • A&P: Human
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
Biology I
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Cell
  • Biology: Embryology
  • 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
  • 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 II
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Organic
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. Courses that only focus on theories of communication will not be accepted as fulfillment of this prerequisite.
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 6 hours of the English composition prerequisites.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 6
Acceptable Courses
  • English Composition I
  • 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
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: Statistics
  • Mathematics: Trigonometry
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: 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: Vertebrate
  • A&P: SEPARATE courses
  • A&P: Animal
  • A&P: Comparative
  • A&P: Human
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