Respiratory Care is an allied health specialty focusing on cardiopulmonary life support. It's a health care service delivered by trained practitioners who, under physician supervision, actively participate in the care of patients. The practice of respiratory care encompasses, but is not limited to, diagnosis, treatment, management and preventative care of patients with cardiopulmonary problems. Our Respiratory Care majors may choose a clinical specialty in their last year. Students in one of the most comprehensive respiratory therapy programs in PA also complete a research project in the senior year.
Upon completion of the Respiratory Care major, graduates will demonstrate:
Respiratory Care majors may choose a clinical specialty in their last year. They are also required to perform a research project in the senior year.
The following option is available in the area of Respiratory Care:
Bachelor of Science - 122 credits
Following completion of the four year program, the graduate becomes registry eligible.