School of Allied Health Professions

Department of Physical Therapy


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 is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 3030 Potomac Ave., Suite 100,  Alexandria, Virginia 22305-3085; telephone: 703-706-3245; email:; website:  If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call 504-568-4288 or email

The Doctor of Physical Therapy program offers a 122-credit hour program beginning in the summer semester. Our curriculum spans 9 semesters for full-time students. For prospective applicants, we are unable to accommodate one-on-one tours, but we do offer virtual informational sessions. If you are accepted into our program, there is a $200 acceptance fee. For additional information, please refer to our admissions requirements above, or email our department email at

Link to tuition and fees:  

Link to technical standards: PT-TechnicalStandards.pdf (

All Informational sessions will be held virtually.  For additional information, please use the following Iink

Student Outcomes

Employment Rate for Licensed Graduates: 100% (Classes of 2022 and 2023)

Graduation Rate: 94.02% (Classes of 2022 and 2023)

Licensure Exam Pass Rate: 92.65% first time pass rate (Classes of 2022 and 2023); 98.55% ultimate pass rate (Classes of 2022 and 2023)

Admission Requirements

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 October 1st.  If hours are obtained at multiple locations, in order for the hours to count toward the 60 hours, an applicant must obtain a minimum of 30 clock hours from each site.  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 Therapy.

* Submit scores from the verbal, quantitative and analytical writing assessment portions of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).  To be considered for admission, an applicant must achieve a minimum score of 296 on the GRE revised GRE General Test.  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 prerequisite courses 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.


Informational Sessions

Students desiring to apply to the program are strongly urged to attend one of the Informational Sessions which are held virtually. Reservations are not needed to attend an Informational Session.  All Informational sessions will be held virtually.

The dates for the 2024 Informational Sessions are April 26, May 24, June 21, July 19 and August 23. Sessions begin at 1:30

Click below to register for one of our sessions

Infosession Registration