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Catalog/Bulletin 2013-2014 
Catalog/Bulletin 2013-2014 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


All students are expected to comply with the general Health Sciences Center provisions governing registration.

Auditing Courses

Students regularly enrolled in the School of Allied Health Professions may be admitted to classes as auditors by obtaining written permission of the instructor of the course. Auditors must pay a non-refundable fee, which shall be consistent with the “Regular Semester” and “Summer Term” fees as established by the Health Sciences Center. The fee for students enrolled for combined credit and audit courses will be assessed in accordance with total hours scheduled.

Auditors will not receive Health Sciences Center credit for any course audited and may not change from audit to credit after registering for the course. In order to receive Health Sciences Center credit, the course must be taken on a for-credit basis.

Degrees for Full-Time Faculty and Staff

The School of Allied Health Professions will not award graduate degrees to full-time faculty of the Health Sciences Center above the rank of Instructor, or to other employees, without permission of the program and the dean.

Student with Disabilities

The School of Allied Health Professions seeks to comply with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act by providing reasonable accommodations to students with documented disabilities. Students must register with the Office of the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs to request disability-related accommodations, and are responsible for providing documentation of a disability. Costs associated with documentation of a disability are the responsibility of the student. For further information, contact the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at (504) 568-4244 or JDOLAN@LSUHSC.EDU.


Students who for legitimate reasons are unable to return to their work at the opening of any semester or who for acceptable reasons must discontinue their work during the academic year will ordinarily be permitted to withdraw in good standing. It shall be the student’s responsibility to complete all necessary documentation for withdrawal prior to leaving the Health Sciences Center.

Students who have withdrawn in good standing may apply for readmission on the basis of their status at the time of withdrawal. In general, students will not be considered for readmission if they have been absent for more than two consecutive years.

Leave of Absence

A short leave of absence may be granted in case of illness or other emergency at the discretion of the Dean, with the explicit understanding that, prior to the beginning of the leave, the student will arrange with the faculty concerned to make up to their satisfaction all the work the student will miss. Students must return from the leave of absence before the end of the semester. In addition, all necessary forms must be filed and departmental clearances must be validated by the Office of the Health Sciences Center Registrar before leave can be finalized.

Additional Expenses

Department of Communication Disorders

  1. Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory Fee, Summer term, $30
  2. Multipurpose user’s Fee for full-time students, $75

Department of Clinical Laboratory Sciences

  1. Laboratory fee (per year), $250
  2. Textbooks (per year), $250-$300

Department of Occupational Therapy

  1. Students will be expected to purchase books, uniforms for fieldwork placements, dissection kits and a variety of other laboratory materials totaling approximately $500.
  2. All incoming first year students must possess a laptop computer as part of the required equipment needed for classes. As the curriculum of the department advances into the future, technology requirements continue to grow. Computer-based learning materials and exams are part of the curriculum.

Department of Physical Therapy

Students will be expected to purchases books/curriculum software, laboratory coats, uniforms and other incidentals, totaling approximately $1000 each semester.

Department of Rehabilitation Counseling

In addition to cost of tuition and fees add $400 - $500 a semester for books and testing equipment.