Undergraduate Programs

Respiratory Therapy

Before entering the program, the student must complete the following minimum prerequisites. Students should consult with their academic advisors for appropriate courses and semester sequence in order to complete prerequisites. Prerequisites may be taken at any accredited college or university. The code "G" indicates a course that meets the school's general-education requirements.

General Education
Written Communication (G)
(Second course should focus on professional and technical writing
6 cr.
Verbal Communication (G) 3 cr.
College Algebra or Higher (G) 6 cr.
Social/Behavioral Sciences (G) 3 cr.
Life Span or Developmental Psychology (G) 3 cr.
Statistics 3 cr.
Human Biology I (with lab) or Human Anatomy (with lab) (G) 4 cr.
Human Biology II (with lab) or Human Physiology (with lab) 4 cr.
Chemistry (with lab) 5 cr.
Microbiology 3 cr.
Physics 4 cr.
Ethics 3 cr.
Introduction to Computers 3 cr.

Suggested Electives
The following course subjects, while not inclusive or mandatory, are suggested: science, cellular biology, nutrition, health care administration, exercise physiology, medical terminology, epidemiology, public health, computer literacy, and psychology.

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation  In addition to the above courses, all students are required to complete instruction for adult, child, and infant CPR before entry into the program. This must be the Healthcare Provider CPR or CPR for the Professional Rescuer. These courses are offered for a fee through the American Heart Association and the American Red Cross.

A Suggested Plan of Study

Fall Credits
Elementary Composition I 3.0
Human Biology I (with lab) or Human Anatomy (with lab) 4.0
Social/Behavioral Science 3.0
College Math I 3.0
Total 13.0
Spring Credits
Interpersonal Communication (Preferred) or Speech Communication 3.0
Chemistry (with lab) 5.0
Human Biology II (with lab) or Human Physiology (with lab) 4.0
College Mathematics II 3.0
Total 15.0
Fall Credits
Professional Writing 3.0
Physics 4.0
Ethics 3.0
Introduction to Computers 3.0
Total 13.0
Spring Credits
Statistics 3.0
Introduction to Microbiology 3.0
Lifespan or Human Development 3.0
Electives (If need for full-time status) 3.0
Total 12.0

Last Updated: August 14, 2012