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Military Transition Certificate

  • LA&S 260 Interpersonal Management (3)
  • LA&S 262 Workplace Success Skills (3)
  • LA&S 325 Career Transitions (3)
  • LA&S 475 Professional Career Management (3)

Respiratory Care Education

All core and elected courses are 8 weeks and the capstone project is 16 weeks.

  • RESP 650 Medical Writing & Research (3 credits)
  • RESP 495 Management, Ethics and Law (3 credits)
  • RESP 620 Community and Global Health (3 credits)
  • RESP 480 Simulation and Interprofessional Education (IPE) (3 credits)
  • RESP 450 Chronic Disease Management (3 credits)

Electives (select any 3 of the 6 courses below)

The core courses and capstone course are required for all students. Students select three courses from the two tracks for nine credit hours of electives. The capstone course must be taken during the last semester of the program after the completion of all prerequisites.

Specialty Credential Courses

  • RESP 460 ACCS Specialty Credential Prep (3 credits)
  • RESP 470 AE-C Specialty Credential Prep (3 credits)
  • RESP 465 NPS Specialty Credential Prep (3 credits)

Management Track Courses

  • RESP 630 Lean Management (3 credits)
  • RESP 640 Professional Communication (3 credits)
  • RESP 655 Leadership Management (3 credits)


  • RESP 665 Capstone Project (6 credits)

Advising and Questions

Our School Certifying Official is John Hanysz, coordinator in the Registrar's Office. Contact John at

For questions about this program and whether it's right for you, contact Cheryl Skinner, M.Sc., RRT, CPFT, at Cheryl is the coordinator for KU's online respiratory therapy programs.  

COVID-19 Vaccine Clinical Requirements

The University of Kansas Medical Center, including the University of Kansas School of Health Professions and this academic program, partners with multiple health systems and health care providers to provide clinical and programmatic experiences for its students. Many of our clinical partners are currently requiring all students to have received the COVID-19 vaccine before their on-site experiences and training may begin. As a result, unvaccinated students could be precluded from participating in these activities, potentially impacting their ability to complete all program requirements. Students with concerns should speak with the clinical coordinator or department chair.

KU School of Health Professions

University of Kansas Medical Center
Respiratory Care and Diagnostic Science
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Mailstop 1013
Kansas City, KS 66160
913-588-4630 • 711 TTY