Allied Health Professions

Admission Requirements

Admission to the Bachelor of Science Degree Program in Cardiopulmonary Science is on a competitive basis. Satisfactory completion of the minimum requirements identified below is required.

Completion of not less than sixty (60) semester hours, or its equivalent, of acceptable credits prior to the date of registration.

Satisfactory completion of listed prerequisite courses (as part of the 60 semester credits specified), or their equivalent, based upon the Department faculty's acceptance of equivalency. Applicants should have a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale) for all prerequisite courses.

The applicant is advised to visit one or more facilities which employ respiratory therapists and cardiopulmonary technologists to talk with the specialists and to gain knowledge of the field and demonstrate an interest in it. Names of such facilities and persons with whom appointments may be made are available from the Department upon request.

Students who hold baccalaureate degrees may earn a second bachelor's degree in cardiopulmonary science provided that they: (a) complete all requirements (including subject requirements) for the second degree; and (b) meet all quality point and grade requirements applicable to the second degree.

Admitted students must certify that they meet the technical standards established by the program.


PRE-REQUISITE COURSE NAME

HOURS

English Composition

6

Mathematics

6

General Biology / Lab

4

General Chemistry / Lab

4

General Physics / Lab

4

Microbiology / Lab

4

Human Anatomy/Physiology 1 and II/Lab

8

Science Elective (*)

3

Fine Arts Requirement (**)

3

Humanities (***)

9

Social/Behavioral Science 100 level (****)

3

Social/Behavioral Science 200 level (****)

3

TOTAL HOURS

57

Subject to Revision 

*Science Electives: 7 hours of science electives are mandated with one course/lab being consecutive course in Biology, Chemistry, or Physics. Recommended Courses include Human Physiology, Organic Chemistry, etc.

**Fine Arts Requirement: 3 hours of credit from Art, Dance, Music or Theater

***Humanities: English Literature, Technical Writing, Advanced Composition, Foreign Language, History, Speech, Communications, Philosophy or Religious Studies

****Social / Behavioral Sciences: Psychology, Sociology, Economics, Geography, Anthropology and Political Science

AHCAS Application:

The LSU Health Shreveport Cardiopulmonary Science (CPS) Program uses the online application system, Allied Health Centralized Application Service (AHCAS), to process applications for the May 2018 admission term. For more information on admissions process, visit the Apply page.
It is strongly recommended that applicants email the CPS Program Director, Dr. Diana Merendino, DPT, RRT, at dmeren@lsuhsc.edu in regard to a pre-requisite course check.