School of Allied Health Professions

Department of Physical Therapy


Thuha (Ha) Hoang, Ph.D., PT

Associate Professor of Clinical Physical Therapy
Phone: (504) 568-4584

Dr. Hoang received her Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy in 1995 and a Master of Health Science degree with an emphasis on education in 2007 from the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans, LA.

For eight years, Dr. Hoang practiced as a staff physical therapist at the Ochsner Medical Foundation in New Orleans in a variety of inpatient settings, including acute care, skilled nursing, and inpatient rehabilitation. In 2003, she joined the LSUHSC clinical faculty as a senior physical therapist and worked in the acute care setting. During this time, Dr. Hoang assisted the MPT program as a clinical instructor and lab assistant and group facilitator in several patient management courses.

In 2019, Dr. Hoang received her Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of New Orleans.  Her main areas of research are phenomenology of student success, career development in physical therapy, and program-based retention practices. Dr. Hoang has presented at local, state, national, and international conferences.

Dr. Hoang joined the faculty at the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in September 2007 as the Director of Clinical Education. Her teaching responsibilities include Clinical Education components of the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program, as well as teaching in Evidence-Based Physical Therapy Practice I, Cardiopulmonary, Professional Practice in PT IV and V, and Practicum in Integrative Clinical Practice I and II courses.

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