Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Therapy
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- Curriculum Guide (Degree Requirements)
- We also offer an AAS-RRT to BSRT bridge program.
What is a Respiratory Therapist?
A Respiratory Therapist is a health care professional who assesses, diagnoses, and treats patients with heart and lung diseases. Caring for all age groups, Respiratory Therapists work in hospitals, nursing homes, offices, sleep labs, and even patient's own homes. To help patient breath Respiratory equipment may be as simple as oxygen cannula's up to mechanical ventilators.
The University of Akron's Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Therapy program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC). Visit the CoARC website to obtain more information about Respiratory Therapy, the accrediting agency, its policies, standards, and program outcomes.
COMMISSION ON ACCREDITATION FOR RESPIRATORY CARE
CoARC accredits respiratory therapy education programs in the United States. To achieve this end, it utilizes an ‘outcomes based’ process. Programmatic outcomes are performance indicators that reflect the extent to which the educational goals of the program are achieved and by which program effectiveness is documented.
View the most recent outcomes summary.
Graduate's Board Certification
After successfully completing the UA Respiratory Therapy program, graduates will be eligible to take the National Board of Respiratory Care (NBRC) licensure examination (which is administered by the State Medical Board of Ohio). Successful obtainment of this national license is a legal requirement to perform Respiratory Therapy functions.
STATE MEDICAL BOARD OF OHIO
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Columbus, OH 43215
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