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.
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.