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The Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Therapy will be awarded to students who successfully complete 120 credit hours of general education, electives, and major course work. The program has 70 credits hours in the major and 50 credit hours of which 38 are general education courses and 12 elective courses. Students may choose from the general education electives and non-major elective courses listed below to meet their elective courses requirement.

Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Therapy - Course Sequence

Fall 1 Credit Hours
ENG 101*
English Composition
3
BIO 210* Human Anatomy & Physiology I
4
PSY 101* General Psychology 3
RSP 110** Foundations of Respiratory Therapy 4
RSP 115*** Foundations-Lab 2
TOTAL 16
Spring 1 Credit Hours
BIO 220* Human Anatomy & Physiology II 4
MAT 201* Introductory Statistics 3
RSP 130** Introduction to Cardiopulmonary Pharmacology 3
RSP 145*** Assessment of Respiratory Disorders 3
TOTAL 16
Summer 1 Credit Hours
RSP 120** Introduction to Cardiopulmonary Anatomy & Physiology 3
RSP 245*** Basic Therapeutics and Procedures I 4
TOTAL 7
Fall 2 Credit Hours
ENG 302* Professional Research and Reporting
3
RSP 210** Diagnostic Assessments of Respiratory Disorders 3
RSP 220** Topics in Neonatal Respiratory Care 3
RSP 230** Topics in Pediatric Respiratory Care
3
RSP 240** Cardiopulmonary Disease Management 3
RSP 255*** Basic Therapeutics and Procedures II 3
TOTAL 18
Spring 2 Credit Hours
HSL 350* Leadership in Health Service Industry 3
RSP 260** Topics in Mechanical Ventilation 3
RSP 265*** Acute and Critical Care I 3
RSP 300** Advanced Assessment of Respiratory Disorders 3
RSP 310** Advanced Critical Care Monitoring 3
TOTAL 18
Summer 2 Credit Hours
RSP 355*** Acute and Critical Care II 4
RSP 400** Current Topics in Respiratory Disease I 3
TOTAL 7
Fall 3 Credit Hours
Elective 3
BIO 311* Cross Sectional A & P 3
COM 310* Communication, Culture, & the Community 3
RSP 410* Current Topics in Respiratory Disease II 3
RSP 420** Post Acute Care 3
RSP 465*** Acute and Critical Care III 3
TOTAL 18
Spring 3 Credit Hours
Elective 3
IHS 410* Applied Statistics & Research Methods 3
HSL 405* Leading an Interprofessional Team 3
BIO 440* Pathophysiology 3
RSP 475*** Internship I 4
TOTAL 16
Summer 3 Credit Hours
RSP 485*** Internship II 4
TOTAL 4
TOTAL DEGREE CREDITS 120

+ The above curriculum may be adapted for part time students.

* General Education Course

** Major Course

***Clinical and lab courses in the major

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