Health Sciences
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Major in Respiratory Therapy

rtstud2.jpg (29876 bytes)A total of 120 credit hours is required for the baccalaureate degree. The four year curriculum includes General Education (this is an Adobe Acrobat document) experiences and support courses in the biological and physical sciences as well as professional instruction and training in respiratory care. *Requirements for the Advanced Standing student differ from incoming students with no prior respiratory therapy experience. Please see the Advanced Standing Policy.

1.    Complete selected science and math courses:

Course Number Course Title Credits
BIOL 211 Microbiology 4
BIOL 215 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 4
BIOL 216 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 4
RESP 303 Cardiopulmonary Physiology 3
CHEM 121 General Chemistry I 4
CHEM 122 General Chemistry II 4
MATH 155 Modern Statistics 4
PHYS 121  General Physics 4
COSC 116 Introduction to Computer Systems 4

2.    Complete the following program courses with the grade of "C" or better:

Course Number Course Title Credits
RESP 210

Foundation Studies in Respiratory Therapy

RESP 303 Cardiopulmonary Physiology 3
RESP 301  Patient Care Procedures 4
RESP 302 Basic Respiratory Procedures/Clinical Practicum 5
RESP 304 Cardiopulmonary Disease 3
RESP 321 Advanced Respiratory Care 4
RESP 322 Pharmacology 3
RESP 323  Clinical Practicum II 5
RESP 400 Fundamentals of Research in Respiratory Care 2
RESP 401 Neonatal Pediatric Respiratory Care 3
RESP 402 Cardiopulmonary Diagnostics and Rehabilitation 4
RESP 403 Clinical Practicum III 5
RESP 404 Management Practices in Health Services 3
RESP 420 Respiratory Care Seminar 3
RESP 421 Studies in Respiratory Care 2
RESP 424 Critical Care Specialization 3

RESP 425

Diagnostics Specialization


RESP 300 Special Topics 2
RESP 422 Management Specialization 4
RESP 423 Education Specialization 4
RESP 490 Independent Study 1-3

Student are required to satisfactorily complete prerequisite courses prior to admission to the professional program. All major requirements must be completed within seven years prior to senior level respiratory therapy experiences. To receive a copy of admission and progression policies, please contact the Department of Health Science - Respiratory Therapy Program at 410-543-6365. In the final two years of the program, students must complete practical experiences at clinical affiliates such as Peninsula Regional Medical Center, Memorial Hospital at Easton and other clinical sites. Satisfactory completion of the program will qualify students to sit for the National Board of Respiratory Care entry-level and subsequent registry exams.