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BS in Respiratory Care (On Campus)

Come join the largest Respiratory Care department in the world! Respiratory Therapists are the unsung heroes in the healthcare industry and we would love to show you the professional satisfaction that students get after graduating from our program. Priority deadline for admissions is March 1st every year for the following fall.

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Phone: (208) 426-3316

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Our Experiential Learning Lab page allows a virtual review of our facilities.

In this video, learn what Respiratory Therapists do and hear from our faculty about what the program means to them.

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, Department Chair

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 state. You can also review the licensing information  for each state outlined by the American Association of Respiratory Care (AARC).