Respiratory Therapy

The Respiratory Therapy curriculum prepares individuals to function as respiratory therapists. In these roles, individuals perform diagnostic testing, treatments, and management of patients with heart and lung diseases.

Students will master skills in patient assessment and treatment of cardiopulmonary diseases. These skills include life support, monitoring, drug administration, and treatment of patients of all ages in a variety of settings.

Graduates of accredited programs may be eligible to take entry-level examinations from the National Board of Respiratory Care. Therapy graduates may also take the Advanced Practitioner examination. Graduates may be employed in hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, education, industry, and home care.

The Respiratory Therapy program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC).

In all health science curricula, students are assigned clinical rotations with area health care agencies. Prior to or at any time after admission, the health sciences student may be required to submit to a criminal background check and/or drug screen.

Policies and Procedures

Admission Policy and Procedures

Readmission and Transfer Policies

Program of Study

Respiratory Therapy Degree Graduation Plan

Informational Materials

Health Sciences Information Sessions

TEAS Testing Schedule


If you are a new student who is interested in learning more about Respiratory Therapy, please contact Dean of Students Samanthia Phillips.


Respiratory Therapy Faculty Advisors

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Tim King

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Ralph Webb