Eligibility and Requirements
Applicants must possess professional certification as a registered respiratory therapist from the National Board for Respiratory Care. Prior course work must include all the prerequisite courses (see below).
An associate degree (or equivalent) from a regionally accredited, CoARC-approved advanced respiratory therapist program is required.
Grade Point Average
An overall grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale) for college course work is required to be eligible to apply. In addition, student transcripts must document an individual course grade of no less than "C" on each prerequisite course in math, chemistry, physics and biological sciences.
Please make sure you review the computer requirements since the course work requires a reliable computer. Home broadband Internet access is recommended.
Prerequisites and Credit for Prior Course Work
A minimum 120 hours of college credit are required to earn a bachelor's degree from KU. Students will earn at least 30 credit hours during the respiratory care program.
- Human Anatomy (lab recommended)
- Human Physiology (lab recommended)
- Microbiology (lab recommended)
- English Composition I and II
- Oral Communication
- Humanities (2 courses)
* Students having completed a single combined anatomy and physiology course will need to complete either a second, higher-level A&P course, or otherwise take a course in physiology only.
Students are required to be a member of the American Association for Respiratory Care. The cost of membership in the association varies.
Note: To be transferable, all prerequisite and respiratory care course work must be from an educational institution that is regionally accredited. This is not the same as national accreditation.
Mar 23, 2020