2012-13 Applicants

Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in Shreveport


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...

Clifton Frilot, PE, PhD, MBA
Associate Professor and Director of Admissions
LSUHSC-Shreveport, Program in Physical Therapy
School of Allied Health Professions
1501 Kings Highway
Shreveport LA, 71130
(318) 813-2940
cfrilo@lsuhsc.edu

General Information

PT program start date for entering class
05/21/2013
 

Incoming Class Profile

Size of most recent entering class
32
Anticipated size of next entering class
36
% of IN-STATE applicants accepted
90%
% of OUT-OF-STATE (non-resident) applicants accepted
10%

Program Description more...

It is the mission and primary enterprise of the LSUHSC-Shreveport Program in Physical Therapy 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, to life long learning, 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 nine individuals that make up our core faculty each provide unique contributions that collectively cover the program needs. We have eight physical therapists on faculty, five of whom have greater than 20 years of clinical experience; each of those brings a unique facet of practice experience, from rehabilitation, acute, and out-patient settings and across several practice patterns, including musculoskeletal, integumentary, and neuromotor expertise. We have five board-certified clinical specialists on our core faculty, representing specialization in Geriatric, Neurologic, Orthopaedic Physical Therapy and Wound Management. This breadth of clinical expertise lends credibility to our teaching and directs our scholarly endeavors toward pertinent clinical questions that have the potential to affect the way physical therapy is practiced. In addition to the clinical expertise on our faculty, all core faculty members have earned post-professional doctoral degrees. Five faculty members have PhDs, representing expertise in education and curricular design, neuropharmacology, cellular biology and anatomy, biomedical engineering, and health studies. Of the other doctorally prepared faculty members, one has a post-professional Doctorate in Health Sciences in a geriatric physical therapy track and the others have their clinical DPT. One faculty member has a Master’s degree in Business Administration. In addition, many clinical faculty add to our program through clinical teaching and adjunct appointments.

The program is housed in a contemporary building with rich academic, clinical, and research resources, which includes an eight-camera motion analysis laboratory and a multidisciplinary clinical practice. The School of Allied Health Professions is an integral part of a health sciences center with a level I trauma center. Our students are exposed to clinical interaction with patients throughout the curriculum. Prospective and current students may visit the SAHP Student Affairs website for an updated listing of tuition and fees.

Application Deadlines

PTCAS application deadline
10/15/2012
Deadline type
Firm
Program has rolling admissions process?
No
Important dates

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
3.20
3.60
 
Additional information about program's GPA requirements
A minimum average math/science GPA of a 3.2 (based on a 4.0 scale) is required. All undergraduate math/science grades (including repeated courses) are used in calculation of the average. Math/science classes are defined as courses with subject headings of biology, zoology, anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, chemistry, math, physics, statistics, etc.

Courses with subject headings of kinesiology, community health, exercise science, health promotion, etc. are NOT considered part of the math/science GPA; eventhough they may meet prerequisite requirements.

Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

Is GRE Required?
Yes
Program's PTCAS GRE code
7739
Last acceptable GRE test date for this cycle
11/15/2012
Oldest GRE test date considered for this cycle
11/15/2007
GRE Scores
MINIMUM GRE score considered
AVERAGE GRE score for accepted students
Analytical writing scaled score
 
3.0
Additional information about program's GRE requirements
If the previous GRE test was taken, and scores are less than 5 year old, they are permissible.

Previous GRE Test Composite Minimum: Combined score of 800 (verbal plus quantitative) is required for consideration as a qualified applicant.

New GRE Test Composite Minimum: Combined score of 285 (verbal plus quantitative) is required for consideration as a qualified applicant.

Observation Hours

 
A minimum of 30 clock hours must be obtained at each documented site.
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
Varies
Additional information about program's reference requirements
Submit a reference and a signed PT hours form for EVERY PT observation experience. A licensed physical therapist must complete BOTH forms. You can send up to four (4) references to PTCAS. Contact the program if you need to send more than four references to PTCAS in order to meet this requirement.

Foreign Applicants and Transcripts

Citizenship types eligible for admission U.S. citizens
  • U.S. citizens
Non-native speakers must submit official TOEFL scores?
No
Program policy for non-U.S. (foreign/international) coursework
Do not send any foreign documentation. PT program only considers U.S. courses
Program policy for CANADIAN coursework
  • Do not send any Canadian documentation
Additional information about program's policy on foreign coursework

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
Yes
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: Neuroanatomy
  • A&P: Vertebrate
  • A&P: SEPARATE courses
  • A&P: Advanced
  • A&P: Animal
  • A&P: Comparative
  • A&P: Human
  • A&P: Mammalian
Biology / Biological Science
Advanced biology course required.
Course Level
Upper Division
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Advanced
  • Biology: Cell
  • Biology: Embryology
  • Biology: Genetics
  • Biology: Histology
  • Biology: Immunology
  • Biology: Microbiology
  • Biology: Molecular
  • Biology: Zoology
  • Chemistry: Biochemistry
Biology I
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: General I
  • Biology: General
  • Biology: Zoology
Biology II
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: General II
  • Biology: Zoology
Chemistry I
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Advanced
  • Chemistry: Biochemistry
  • Chemistry: Inorganic
  • Chemistry: Organic
Chemistry II
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Advanced
  • Chemistry: Inorganic
  • Chemistry: Organic
Communication / Speech / Public Speaking
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Comm: Communication
  • Comm: Public Speaking
  • Comm: Speech
English Composition / Writing
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Applicable
Credits
SH: 6
Acceptable Courses
  • English Composition I
  • English Composition
  • English Composition II
English Composition / Writing
Technical writing or business writing courses satisfy this requirement
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Applicable
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
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
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
Physics I
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics I
Physics II
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • 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: Neuroanatomy
  • A&P: Neurophysiology
  • A&P: Physiology
  • A&P: Vertebrate
  • A&P: SEPARATE courses
  • A&P: Advanced
  • A&P: Animal
  • A&P: Comparative
  • A&P: Exercise Physiology
  • 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: Abnormal
  • Psychology: Adolescent
  • Psychology: Advanced
  • Psychology: Child
  • Psychology: Death & Dying
  • Psychology: Developmental
  • Psychology: General
  • Psychology: General II
  • Psychology: Growth & Development
  • Psychology: Human Behavior
  • Psychology: Life Span Development
  • Psychology: Psychopathology
  • Psychology: Rehabilitation
  • Psychology: Social
  • Psychology: Sports
  • Psychology: Statistics
Statistics
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Biostatistics
  • Business: Statistics
  • Mathematics: Statistics
  • Psychology: Statistics