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History


The School of Allied Health Professions was established by the Board of Supervisors April 2, 1970, and became operational July 1, 1970. Programs were offered on the New Orleans and Shreveport campuses until March 25, 2004 when the Board of Regents approved a plan to separate the campuses administratively. The School of Allied Health Professions currently comprises the following departments: Cardiopulmonary Science, Clinical Laboratory Sciences, Communication Disorders, Interdisciplinary Human Studies, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Rehabilitation Counseling. Baccalaureate degrees (Bachelor of Science) are offered in Cardiopulmonary Science and Medical Technology. The Department of Communication Disorders offers a Master of Communication Disorders degree in speech and language pathology and a Doctor of Audiology (AuD) in hearing. The Department of Occupational Therapy offers the Master of Occupational Therapy Degree, the Department of Physical Therapy offers a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree, and the Department of Rehabilitation Counseling offers the Master of Health Sciences degree in Rehabilitation Counseling.

All educational programs of the School are approved by the appropriate State agencies, and are accredited by the appropriate credentialing body.