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Respiratory Therapy Entry Level

Respiratory Therapy is a health care profession dedicated to the care, management, and life support of individuals having deficiencies and abnormalities associated with the cardiopulmonary system. Respiratory Therapists are experts in the use of therapeutic and diagnostic aids to respiration. They must have a working knowledge of chemistry, microbiology, and physiology as well as respiratory therapy. The BSRT-Entry program is an entry-level degree program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC). The program's primary goal is to prepare graduates with demonstrated competence in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavioral) learning domains of respiratory care practice as performed by registered respiratory therapists (RRTs) and 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, advance clinical practice (which may include an area of clinical specialization).

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

OR

ENGL 1102HHonors English 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

Suggested Area D elective: MATH 1200

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

Upper-Division Respiratory Therapy Courses Required for Entry-Level Program (Credit: 60 hours)

RESP 3110Problem Based Learning

3 credits

RESP 3111Fundamentals of Respiratory Care I

3 credits

RESP 3112Virtual Clinical Experience 1

3 credits

RESP 3113Diagnostics

1 credit

RESP 3114Cardiopulmonary Research

2 credits

RESP 3115Clinical Rotation I

1 credit

RESP 3120Teaching and the Adult Preceptor

2 credits

RESP 3121Fundamentals of Respiratory Care II

3 credits

RESP 3122Virtual Clinical Experience 2

3 credits

RESP 3123Cardiopulmonary Critical Care I

3 credits

RESP 3125Clinical Rotation II

2 credits

RESP 3126Clinical Rotation III

1 credit

RESP 3131Neonatal Pediatric Care

3 credits

RESP 3133Cardiopulmonary Critical Care II

3 credits

RESP 3135Clinical Rotation IV

1 credit

RESP 4110Leadership and Management

2 credits

RESP 4111Neonatal Pediatric Critical Care

3 credits

RESP 4112Virtual Clinical Experience 3

3 credits

RESP 4113Advanced Critical Care

3 credits

RESP 4115Clinical Rotation V

2 credits

RESP 4116Clinical Rotation VI

1 credit

RESP 4120Respiratory Care Seminar

2 credits

RESP 4124Alternative Respiratory Care

3 credits

RESP 4125Clinical Rotation VII

7 credits

Total Hours: 120