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Entry into Respiratory Care Professional Practice


Respiratory Care is an allied health specialty concerned with the treatment, management, control and care of the patient’s breathing. The respiratory therapist is a specialist in the use of therapeutic and evaluation techniques in respiratory care. The respiratory care curriculum consists of a pre-professional year followed by three years of professional study, leading to a Bachelor of Science Degree in Respiratory Care. The Entry into Respiratory Care Practice Degree Program is an educational program designed to provide students who possess no prior competence in respiratory care, with the knowledge and clinical skills required to function competently as a registry-eligible respiratory therapist. The Bachelor of Science Degree is an entry into Respiratory Care Professional Practice Program. Graduates are eligible to sitĀ for the examination of the National Board for Respiratory Care.