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BS in Respiratory Care (On Campus)

The entry-level respiratory care program is designed to prepare future practitioners for a variety of exciting opportunities across the field of respiratory care. Curriculum is designed to build student understanding and expertise throughout the entire program. Offering a unique mix of didactic, laboratory, clinical, and simulation-based experiences, the Boise State University Baccalaureate in Respiratory Care (BSRC) program is among the highest rated programs in the nation and is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC).

The department faculty and current students are excited to show you about their profession, schedule your personalized, one-on-one tour of the program today! If you don’t see a date or time which works for you, please contact us (respiratorycare@boisestate.edu)- we’re happy to find a time which does!

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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 Boise State Bachelors of Science in Respiratory Care program is …

an educational program designed to provide students who possess no prior competency 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 sit for the examination of the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC).

“Once you are a member of this family, you are here for life.”
-Megan Koster, Clinical Associate Professor

Boise State University’s Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Care meets professional licensure standards for the state of Idaho and is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (COARC).  Please review the website for the Idaho Board of Medicine for additional details about obtaining licensure in the state of Idaho. If you plan to pursue licensure in another state, please review the licensing disclosure information listed for each stateYou can also review the licensing information  for each state outlined by the American Association of Respiratory Care (AARC).

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  • Phone: (208) 426-3316