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B.S. in Respiratory Care

Respiratory Care StudentThe four-year, 128-credit B.S. in Respiratory Care (also known as Respiratory Therapy), is designed to provide students with educational and clinical competence. It emphasizes comprehension, versatility and advanced clinical knowledge. The two-year, Pre-Professional Phase of the program consists of preparation in the basic sciences and in mathematics as well as the humanities and social sciences, providing students with a broad-based, liberal arts foundation.

During the Professional Phase of the program – usually years 3 and 4 – students are engaged in the theoretical, practical and clinical aspects of adult, pediatric and neonatal respiratory care. They gain an in-depth knowledge of clinical science and its application in health care.

Those who successfully complete the program are eligible to take the national board examinations given by the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC). The B.S in Respiratory Care is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC). It is registered with the New York State Department of Education. CoArc outcomes data can be found here.