Admission to the Entry-level Doctor of
Physical Therapy program is on a competitive basis and preference is
given to Louisiana residents. In order to be considered for
admission, the applicant must:
* Complete at least 60 clock hours of practical experience
in physical therapy under the direct supervision of a
licensed physical therapist by November 15th. Additional
hours and experience are recommended.
* Hold a baccalaureate degree from a fully
regionally or nationally accredited college or university by the
date of expected matriculation into the Department of Physical
* Submit scores from the verbal, quantitative and analytical writing
assessment portions of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).
ATo be considered for admission, an applicant must achieve a minimum
score of 900 on the previous version of the GRE or achieve a
minimum cumulative sore 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 in one
sitting. The department institution code is 7736.
* Have a grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or above
in all undergraduate math and science courses. However, the grade
trend of the applicant will be considered.
* Satisfactorily complete (grade C or better) all
prior to the Summer term for which the student is applying.
While every effort is made to ensure that this information is
up-to-date and accurate, the statements found on this page are for
informational purposes only.
Students desiring to apply
to the program are strongly urged to attend one of the Informational
Sessions which are held during the Spring and Summer in the Physical
Therapy Department, located in the Allied Health/Nursing Building,
1900 Gravier Street, 7th Floor. Reservations are not needed to
attend an Informational Session.
The dates for the 2013 Informational Sessions are April 26, May 24,
June 21, July 19 and August 23. Sessions begin at 1:30 pm
Students interested in applying to
the program are strongly urged to review the application process
and prerequisite course information found on this web site.
Informational sessions are held on the second to last Friday of
every month from April through August for all those interested
in the program. Accepted applicants are enrolled once a year in
the Summer term.
The Department of Physical Therapy at LSUHSC – New Orleans will
participate in the Physical Therapist Centralized Application
Service, known as PTCAS. Applicants
applying to the entry-level professional physical therapist
program will apply online using the
PTCAS application. To learn more about the PTCAS application
process, please visit the PTCAS web site at www.ptcas.org.
The PTCAS application needs to be completed by October 15, 2012
for the class beginning May, 2013. Applicants should send
all application materials including GRE scores, transcripts,
verification of physical therapy experience and reference forms directly to
PTCAS. PTCAS will verify the information and
send completed applications to the program. All supporting
documents to the application must be received to PTCAS by
November 15th for applications to be considered.
Employment Rate: 100% (Classes of
2010, 2011, and 2012)
Graduation Rate: 96% (Classes of
2010, 2011, and 2012)
Licensure Exam Pass Rate:
92.6% first time pass rate; 100% overall
pass rate (Classes of 2010, 2011, and 2012)
The entry-level program is fully accredited by the
Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
(CAPTE) of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and
has been since 1973.