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Why Choose WSU?

Weber State University is the country’s largest baccalaureate school for Respiratory Therapy. While other programs only offer an associate’s degree, an increasing number of employers are looking for candidates with a bachelor’s degree.

We offer Respiratory Therapy associate’s and bachelor’s degree programs in three locations:

  • Weber State University’s main campus in Ogden
  • Weber State University Davis in Layton
  • Salt Lake City

Our program goals are:

  • To prepare graduates with demonstrated competence in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains of respiratory care practice as performed by registered respiratory therapists (RRTs).
  • To prepare leaders for the field of respiratory care by including curricular content that includes objectives related to acquisition of skills in one or more of the following: management, education, research, advanced clinical practice (which may include an area of clinical specialization)


Our program is accredited by The Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC).  For CoARC published student graduate outcomes for all programs click here.  Programmatic outcomes are performance indicators that reflect the extent to which the goals of the program are achieved and by which program effectiveness is documented. Programmatic outcomes data reported on the CoARC website include: 3-year time period being reported; CRT credentialing success; RRT credentialing success; Achievement of the high cut score on the TMC Exam (beginning 2018); Retention (Attrition); Job placement; Overall Graduate Satisfaction; Overall Employer Satisfaction; On-time Graduation Rate; Total number of program enrollees; Total number of program graduates; Maximum Annual Enrollment



What Is a Respiratory Therapist?

If someone has a hard time breathing, respiratory therapists are there to help. They work with patients in a wide variety of areas, including:

  • Newborn intensive care
  • Adult critical care
  • Emergency care
  • Air and ground transport

In addition, Respiratory Therapists treat and educate asthma and emphysema patients and help with the rehabilitation of patients with diseases that require long-term breathing retraining.



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