As you know about physical therapy scope in the USA, so entry requirements in DPT programs is also very competitive.

But in many states like Louisiana, you can get admission in accredited schools easily with 3.0 GPA in Major study. In this article, we will discuss about how many accredited schools are available to students in Louisiana?

What are the standards of entry admission and some little details about career and salary trend for physical therapist in top metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas Louisiana?

In many cities of Louisiana (New Orleans, Baton Rough, Lafayette, Shreveport, and Lake Charles) you can get easy job of physical therapist in nearest clinics, hospital and others rehabilitation and fitness training centers.

For internship and assistant jobs, you must submit C.V in top Louisiana Hospitals and rehabilitation center. Top Centers like;

  1. Louisiana Department-Health (Sunset, LA)
  2. Lakeview Regional Medical Center (Covington, LA)
  3. Rapides Regional Medical Center (Alexandria, LA)
  4. Lake Charles Memorial Hospital for Women (Lake Charles, LA)
  5. Assumption Community Hospital (Napoleonville, LA)

For more information about top rehabilitation center for starting internship as an PTA or PT, contact US.

Quick Facts:

Before reading fully article, make sure you go through these points

  1. Only Two schools we found in APTA Official Site about Accreditation Institute in Louisiana
  2. Louisiana State University Health Sciences is the only university with 2 Branches in (New Orleans, Shreveport) offering Accredited DPT program
  3. Average Salary can DPT degree holder gets around $72,000 annually, that’s below national average salary to physical therapist
  4. Hourly Pay is quit good in mostly Louisiana rehabilitation center that’s $57
  5. Others similar states with DPT programs are (MISSISSIPPI, ALABAMA, PA, NC)
  6. $140.00-$390.00 Fee required for issuing license to PT, so License required for practice in Louisiana
  7. $113,428 a year is the highest salary you can get in most metropolitan areas in Louisiana
  8. Look for more career outcome and salary stats through BLS
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For more about Employment Growth rate, Top Job placement center (In-demand) in Louisiana you can consult with DR Kiran.

Accredited Physical Therapy Programs in Louisiana(LA)

Here below we are discussing about Top accredited schools (Details) with DPT programs offering. State licensing requirements, Entry requirements and prerequisites. Now you apply in 2020 session or later 2019 for DPT program.


DPT Programs in Louisiana (LA)

You are only eligible to state license or practice, if you have DPT degree. So make sure you have Accredited DPT degree with Good GPA. Make sure this is Entry Level professional degree, lead you through become physical therapist. After this, many specialization courses are available, offering many schools.

PTCAREER is arrange top schools offering DPT programs assist with PTCAS, so check out.

License Requirement

License is necessary in practice in Louisiana, I mentioned above Fee of license. You can also visit official site for apply and renewal of license.

Top Accredited Schools

Here is list of Top Schools offering DPT programs. We display only accredited school, so if you want to get particular schools information, then contact us. Some schools display Fee structure, some not. Overall, Require good grades in Major study like Physics, Anatomy, Biology, Human Science subjects.

  1. Require 140 credit hours of coursework and 36 weeks

Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans

This state university has school of allied health that is located in New Orleans which offers different types of medical programs. 85% of graduation rate makes this institute highly trustworthy and popular. Physical therapy programs are also being offered.

Location New Orleans, Louisiana

Programs: Doctor of Physical Therapy

Tuition: In-state $7,500 USD | Out-state $10,340 USD

Address: 433 Bolivar St, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA

Contact: +1 504-568-4808



Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in Shreveport

LSU has center for medicine and medical research in Shreveport that is providing quality education and professional training in the field of medical. Between other medical programs, Physical Therapy programs are also being offered.

Location  Shreveport Louisiana

Programs: DPT (Doctor of Physical Therapy)

Tuition: $13,500 USD

Address: 1501 Kings Hwy, Shreveport, LA 71103, USA

Contact: 318.813.2920



Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA) Schools Louisiana (LA)

In Louisiana demand of PTA is more than PT. Many hospitals and clinics needs some helping staff for their patient. Many physical therapists can perform duties belongs to occupational therapist.

We listed some schools offering PTA study, make sure about particular school accreditation status, because official Site isn’t displaying details.

  1. 36,000 to 42,000 annually salary a PTA can expect
  2. High School required

Top PTA Schools in Louisiana

For DPT programs, PTA programs isn’t mandatory but helping a lot in admission in DPT. Also get benefits in professional field, because you already have many clinics hors and experience in particular field.

  1. 2 Years in Length
  2. High School required in good grades
  3. School interview in the main hurdle of selection

Louisiana College Pineville

This private college is serving the people of Pineville and Louisiana through providing professional undergraduates and graduates programs. Physical therapy assistant programs are also being offered in low tuition fee.

Location: Pineville, Louisiana

Programs: PTA (Physical Therapy Assistant)

Tuition: $18,560 USD

Address: 1140 College Dr, Pineville, LA 71360, USA

Contact: 318-487-7162



Delgado Community College New Orleans, Louisiana

This community college is located at New Orleans to the serve as private college with vast range of professional programs. Here is the good news for those who want to make their career in the field of physical therapy, PTA (physical therapy assistant programs are also being offered.

Location: New Orleans, Louisiana

Programs: PTA

Tuition: $7,412 USD

Address: 615 City Park Ave, New Orleans, LA 70119, USA

Contact: (504) 568-4288



Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University

Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University

This private catholic lake college is funded by Franciscan Missionaries which has three campuses in USA. There are many professional medical programs are being offered in which PTA is also available. More than 1,700 students are enrolled.

Location: Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Programs: PTA

Tuition: $14,367 USD

Address: 5414 Brittany Dr, Baton Rouge, LA 70808, USA

Contact: +1 225-768-1700



Career Outlook of Physical Therapist in LA

Although career isn’t very promising as others states like Florida, NY, California and Washington DC, but still job employment ratio is high. You can expect $72,000 to $76,000 annually salary plus others many benefits. One of the highest paying career of therapist. California and Florida is the high paying state, where some therapist can make around $140,000 annually. How much experience you need to become PT practitioner?

However, some travel therapist and sports therapist make around $250,000 annually in many countries like Canada, USA and U.K

Specialization in Sports, Pediatric is very good career selection for students.