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Respiratory Therapy

The Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Therapy Completion Program provides an education that is relevant and professionally sound to meet the respiratory therapy needs of the health care community. The respiratory therapist works with all members of the health care team in identifying and solving problems of respiratory disease and disorders of the cardiopulmonary system. The curriculum includes biological and physical sciences basic to understanding the functioning of the human breathing system, such as anatomy, physiology, medical terminology, chemistry, mathematics, microbiology, and physics and is designed to advance the knowledge of credentialed respiratory therapists.

Curriculum for Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Therapy

Core Curriculum (Credit: 42 hours)

Area A: Essential Skills (Credit: 9 hours)

ENGL 1101English Composition I

3 credits

ENGL 1102English Composition II

3 credits

Area A Math Elective

3 credits

Note: Courses required for Area A must be completed within the first 30 hours.

Area B: Institutional Options (Credit: 4 hours)

Perspectives Elective

4 credits

Area C: Humanities/Fine Arts (Credit: 6 hours)

Literature Elective

3 credits

Area C Elective

3 credits

Area D: Science, Math and Technology (Credit: 11 hours)

CHEM 1151KSurvey of Chemistry I

4 credits

CHEM 1152KSurvey of Chemistry II

4 credits

Area D Elective

3 credits


Area E: Social Sciences (Credit: 12 hours)

HIST 2111United States History to 1865

3 credits

OR

HIST 2112United States History since 1865

3 credits

 

POLS 1101American Government

3 credits

AND

Area E Elective

3 credits

Area E Elective

3 credits

Area F: Lower Division Major Requirements (Credit: 18 hours)

Required Courses (Credit: 15 hours)

BIOL 1114KAnatomy and Physiology I

4 credits

BIOL 1124KAnatomy and Physiology II

4 credits

BIOL 1134KMicrobiology for Health Sciences

4 credits

PSYC 1101Introduction to Psychology

3 credits

Guided Elective (Credit: 3 hours)

Suggested Area F Electives include:

PSYC 2103Introduction to Human Development

3 credits

PHYS 1111KIntroductory Physics I

4 credits

PHYS 1112KIntroductory Physics II

4 credits

PHYS 2211KPrinciples of Physics I

4 credits

PHYS 2212KPrinciples of Physics II

4 credits

CHEM 1211KPrinciples of Chemistry I

4 credits

CHEM 1212KPrinciples of Chemistry II

4 credits

CHEM 2211KOrganic Chemistry I

4 credits

CHEM 2212KOrganic Chemistry II

4 credits

Credit by Validation (Credit: 21 hours)

Credit by validation (CV) is given for the following Respiratory Therapy courses based on the RRT credential and accepted as 3000-level courses:

RESP 2202Clinical Experience II

3 credits

RESP 2203Mechanical Ventilation

4 credits

RESP 2204Case Studies in Respiratory Care and Ethical Issues

3 credits

RESP 2205Pediatrics/Neonatology

3 credits

RESP 2206Clinical Experience III

3 credits

RESP 2209Clinical Experience IV

3 credits

RESP 2215Advanced Airway Techniques

2 credits

Upper-Division Classes (Credit: 39 hours)

HLSA 3310American Health Care System

3 credits

HLSA 3320Health Care Management

3 credits

RESP 3010Advanced Mechanical Ventilation

3 credits

RESP 3020Intensive Respiratory Physiology

3 credits

RESP 3030Respiratory Research

3 credits

RESP 3040Advanced Pediatrics/Neonatology

3 credits

RESP 3050Advanced Adult Critical Care

3 credits

RESP 4010Case Management and Protocol Evaluation

3 credits

RESP 4020Quality Control & Collaborative Care

3 credits

RESP 4030Polysomnography

3 credits

RESP 4040Respiratory Community Health

3 credits

RESP 4050Mentoring and Preceptorship

3 credits

RESP 4060Pulmonary Function Technology

3 credits

Total Hours: 120