Curriculum

Respiratory Therapy, B.S.

Request InformationThis is a two-year upper-division program which includes all classroom, laboratory and clinical coursework necessary so that students learn all the technical aspects of the art and science of Respiratory Therapy techniques along with more advanced skills and knowledge through coursework in leadership/management, research and education. The program has a ten-week summer clinical clerkship between the junior and senior academic years.

Junior Year

Fall Semester Credit Hours Clinical Hours
RESP 304 Clinical Application I: Basic Respiratory Care 2 80
RESP 321 Physical Principles of Respiratory Care 2  
RESP 338 Clinical Lab I 2  
RESP 307 Disease Management I 4  
RESP 313 Cardiopulmonary Physiology I 3  
PATH 360 Pathology 3  
Total 16 80
Spring Semester Credit Hours Clinical Hours
RESP 323 Cardiopulmonary Physiology II    3  
RESP 324 Ventilatory Support 3  
RESP 340 Clinical Lab II 2  
RESP 305 Clinical Application II: Adult Critical Care I 3 120
RESP 308 Disease Management II 2  
PHRM 301 Pharmacology 2  
CBHX 315 Health Care Ethics 2  
Total 17 200
Summer Semester Credit Hours Clinical Hours
RESP 344 Clinical Lab III     2  
RESP 339 Global Teaching for the Respiratory Therapist 2
RESP 329 Neonatal Respiratory Care 2  
RESP 306 Clinical Application III: Adult Critical Care 2 4 160
RESP 330 Concepts in Hemodynamics 2  
Total 12 360

Senior Year

Fall Semester Credit Hours Clinical Hours
BIOL 451 Research Methods 1
RESP 438 Acid-Base Physiology 3
RESP 431 Cardiopulmonary Home Care and Rehabilitation     2  
RESP 407 Clinical Application IV: Neonatal/Pediatric Critical Care 4 160
RESP 408 Clinical Application V: Adult Critical Care 3 4 160
RESP 422 Sleep Disorders, Polysomnography and Sleep Technology I 1
ENGL 302 Professional Communications 0.5  
Total 15.5 680
Spring Semester Credit Hours Clinical Hours
RESP 439 Evidence-Based Practice in Respiratory Care 2  
RESP 436 Leadership and Management 2  
RESP 423 Sleep Disorders, Polysomnography and Sleep Technology II 1 80
RESP 409 Clinical Application VI - Comprehensive Respiratory Care 7 280
ENGL 303 Professional Communications 0.5  
Total 12.5
Total Program Credit Hours 73  
Total Program Clinical Hours   1040
Electives Credit Hours Clinical Hours
RESP 496 Teaching Independent Study 1-3 40-120
RESP 497 Research Independent Study 1-3 40-120
RESP 498 Leadership/Management Independent Study 1-3 40-120
RESP 446 Patient Care Independent Study 1-3 40-120
RESP 450 Clinical Elective (optional) 1-3 40-120