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Welcome to the Department of Respiratory Care

The respiratory care program at Boise State is one of the top of its kind in the nation. With small class sizes and a close-knit cohort of faculty and students, our program is engaging and offers hands-on learning experiences. Our placement rate after graduation is excellent, so our graduates are ready to start a successful career right away!

What is Respiratory Care?

Respiratory care is a specialized area of health care that works closely with individuals suffering from breathing and cardiac disorders. Respiratory therapists are trained on advanced medical equipment and work closely with patients to help them manage their conditions.

Our Programs

The Boise State respiratory care program is home to three distinct programs:

  • On campus program for students new to the field that includes hands-on classroom education, laboratory instruction and clinical experience in local hospitals which culminates in a Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Care. This is an entry to practice program.
  • Online program designed to advance associate degree registered respiratory therapists (RRT) to the Bachelor of Science degree. This program focuses on the specific skills working therapists need to obtain a bachelor’s degree. This is a degree advancement program.
  • Online Master of Science in Respiratory Care program for students who want to advance their careers and the profession with a focus on educational leadership. This is a degree advancement program.

Announcements and Deadlines

The application deadline for the Fall 2020 on-campus is currently open.
Interested in joining our program? The priority application deadline for the Fall 2020 on-campus cohort is March 1, 2020. To learn more about our programs, or for questions about the application process, contact us today.

Respiratory Care News

Campus Community Invited to Coleen Dudley’s Retirement Reception
Respiratory Care Faculty and Students Well Represented at AARC 2019
Master of Science in Respiratory Care recognized as the field’s best online master’s degree
Alumna Earns David K. Merrick Excellence in Respiratory Care Award

College of Health Sciences

The College of Health Sciences strives to provide high quality, affordable, relevant education to its students and the campus community through health-related initiatives and resources. The college believes that students can learn more from each other through interprofessional education learning opportunities to advance life-long health in global communities. Below is the list of schools, resources, and initiatives housed in the College of Health Sciences.

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