2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog

Major in Respiratory Therapy (BS)

107 credits

Admission and retention requirements

  • Completion of 28 credits of course work.
  • 10 of the 28 credits of course work must be in math/science courses required for the program.
  • Grade of C or better in the required math/science courses.
  • Minimum overall grade-point average of 2.5.
  • Minimum grade of C in each professional course.
  • Program graduates must pass a series of three national examinations, the first of which is also required for licensure as a Respiratory Care Practitioner in Indiana.
  • All prerequisite course work must be completed by August 1 if a student is admitted into the clinical phase of the program.
  • A student who has been dismissed from the program may not apply for readmission. Under special circumstances, a waiver may be requested by the program faculty and forwarded to the department chairperson for action.

Foundation courses

CHEM 101General, Organic, and Biochemistry for the Health Sciences

5

HSC 160Fundamentals of Human Health

3

PHIL 202Ethics

3

PHYC 110General Physics 1

4

PSYS 100Introduction to Psychological Science

3

Total Credit Hours:18

Required prerequisites

ANAT 201Fundamentals of Human Anatomy

3

BIO 113Microbiology for the Health Sciences

5

MATH 111Pre-Calculus Algebra

3

PHYS 215Human Physiology

5

PSYS 241Statistics

3

Total Credit Hours:19

Required AHSC courses, 70 credits

AHSC 303Introduction to Human Diseases for Respiratory Therapists

2

AHSC 311Cardiorespiratory Physiology

3

AHSC 315Cardiorespiratory Assessment and Patient Care

3

AHSC 325General Respiratory Care

4

AHSC 326Respiratory Care Techniques 1

2

AHSC 333Cardiorespiratory Pharmacology 1

2

AHSC 350Cardiorespiratory Diseases

3

AHSC 355Life Support

3

AHSC 356Respiratory Care Techniques 2

2

AHSC 371Pulmonary Diagnostics

3

AHSC 385Respiratory Care Practicum 1

3

AHSC 395Respiratory Care Practicum 2

4

AHSC 405Neonatal - Pediatric Respiratory Care

3

AHSC 420Introduction to Research in Respiratory Care

2

AHSC 430Management and Leadership for Respiratory Care

3

AHSC 440Advanced Cardiac Life Support

2

AHSC 444Cardiorespiratory Pharmacology 2

2

AHSC 445Seminar in Cardiorespiratory Care

3

AHSC 451Cardiorespiratory Monitoring and Special Techniques

3

AHSC 456Respiratory Care Practicum 3

6

AHSC 461Pulmonary Rehabilitation and Geriatrics

3

AHSC 480Patient Education Techniques for Respiratory Therapists

3

AHSC 485Respiratory Care Practicum 4

6

Total Credit Hours:70

Total Credit Hours: 107