Feb 05, 2023  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog

Respiratory Care, B.S.

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Program Information

Respiratory Care (BS)

The four-year program in Respiratory Care leads to the Bachelor of Science and therapist-level certification. Based in the College of Education, Nursing and Health Professions, the program offers the student the best of two worlds: a liberal arts education and a highly skilled, allied health career. The four-year program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Respiratory Care, and by the State of Connecticut. During the program the student pursues both on-campus and hospital-based study. Clinical study begins during the second year and is integrated throughout the second, third, and fourth years. With the assistance of the clinical faculty, students select two areas of specialization that may include pediatrics, adult critical care, pulmonary function, patient assessment and education, allied health education, management, supervision, or research.

The program is open to qualified full-time and part-time students and welcomes applications from associate-degreed, registered respiratory care practitioners.

Requirements for the Major (125 credits)

Sciences (37-38 credits)

General Education Requirements (37-38 credits)

Basic Requirements (16-17 credits)

One of the following

Humanities and Arts (12 credits)

Social Sciences (9 credits)

  • UISS University Interdisciplinary Studies: Social Context and Change 3 credit(s)
  • Any two courses from economics, politics and government, sociology, or psychology 6 credit(s)

Additional Information:

All students must maintain an overall grade point average of 2.7. In addition, biology, chemistry, math, and physics courses must be completed with a grade of C or better and a minimum overall science GPA of 2.5. Each respiratory care course (RCP) must be completed with a grade of C+ or better.

Refer to the student Respiratory Care Clinical Manual for additional information about academic standards and clinical experiences. Students are responsible for transportation to clinical sites.

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