Respiratory Care is an allied health specialty focusing on cardiopulmonary life support. Respiratory care is 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.
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 two options are available in the area of Respiratory Care:
Bachelor of Science - 124 credits
Associate of Science - 99 credits (3 year)
Following completion of the three and four year programs, the graduate becomes registry eligible.