The Pre-Respiratory Care Program leads to a Bachelor of Science degree in Respiratory Care and can be completed in four years: two years at LIU Post and two years at LIU Brooklyn which is within walking distance of the LIRR station. Qualified students will be admitted into the Respiratory Care major. Admission is competitive (GPA 2.50 and C+ grades or higher in Math and Science courses) and students should apply by contacting the program at the Brooklyn Campus.
Students not accepted into the specialty of Respiratory Care may continue at LIU Post as Health Sciences, Health Information Management, Medical Imaging, Biomedical Technology, Biology, Chemistry, or Physics majors (or other appropriate fields). Students who are Registered Respiratory Therapists (R.R.T.) by the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) are exempt from clinical experience and may receive up to 21 credits for life experience. Those students who are Certified Respiratory Therapists (CRT) by the NBRC may be exempted from some courses depending upon evaluation of their transcripts. Students transferring from Respiratory Care programs at another college or university may receive transfer credit for courses. Students are required to be resident in the major by taking 15 credits in Respiratory Care and at least 32 credits at the Brooklyn Campus.