Jane M. Eason, PhD
Head of the Department
LOCATION: 1900 Gravier St. 7A11
PHONE: (504) 568-4288
The Department of Physical Therapy currently offers an entry level Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree program for persons interested in becoming a physical therapist. Students planning to apply to the entry-level program should consult the Department of Physical Therapy website at http://www.alliedhealth.lsuhsc.edu/PhysicalTherapy/ for the most current information pertaining to the program format and application process.
Students desiring to apply to the entry level DPT program are strongly urged to attend one of the Informational Sessions, which are held several times a year on the New Orleans LSUHSC campus. Interested students should contact the De-partment to find out the dates of the Informational Sessions or visit the Physical Therapy website located at http://alliedhealth.lsuhsc.edu/PhysicalTherapy/.
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. The DPT curriculum consists of nine consecutive semesters of full-time didactic and clinical course work, which begin in the summer term.
Upon satisfactory completion of the curriculum, the student will receive a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree and may then take the licensing examination to practice physical therapy and apply for full membership in the American Physical Therapy Association.