Respiratory care professionals are actively involved, as members of the health care team, in the diagnosis, treatment, management, education, and long-term care of patients with cardiopulmonary problems. These patients may be in the newborn nursery, surgical/medical/rehabilitation units, outpatient clinics, Emergency Room, or cardiac/shock-trauma/burn/neurologic intensive care units. Respiratory Therapists are employed in both acute and long-term care hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, and home health agencies.
Accepted students will first receive their Associate of Applied Science degree after the first year. The AAS degree will allow you to be eligible to complete your Bachelor of Science degree in Respiratory Therapy. The BS degree will allow you to sit for your Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT) and Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) credential.
Respiratory Therapy Applicant Checklist Advisement Video
Respiratory Therapy Entry-Level (if not CRT or RRT certified)
Respiratory Therapy Advanced-Level (must be a CRT)
Respiratory Therapy Bachelor's Degree (must be an RRT)