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Respiratory Care BS

Department of Respiratory Care

Admission Requirements

  1. Pre-professional Year (Freshman Year). See Admissions for admission policies.
  2. Professional Program (Sophomore Year – Senior Year)
    1. A. Only students who have completed or are in the process of completing the pre-professional curriculum (courses listed in the Freshman Year) with a GPA of 2.00 or higher will be considered for acceptance into the Respiratory Care Program.
    2. Health status must be adequate to ensure performance of hospital activities in accordance with ADA guidelines.

To protect patients with whom students come in contact and to ensure the continued health of the student, students will be required to provide documentation of immunity and/or current immunity testing. Students entering the program will be given a list of the required documentation at the time of acceptance into the program. Documentation must be on file prior to the first day of classes each August.

All students admitted into the Respiratory Care Program must submit to a criminal background check at their own expense. Information from the background check deemed to be detrimental to the care of patients will result in dismissal from the program. Please see the Respiratory Care Department Policies to obtain more information about this policy.

Students who are accepted into the program must provide documentation of completion of a BLS Healthcare Provider course by the first day of classes in August of the year in which students enter the professional program.

Respiratory Care BS
Course Number and TitleCredits
**ENGL 101 Introduction to College Writing3
**ENGL 102 Intro to College Writing and Research3
**UF 100 Intellectual Foundations3
UF 200 Civic and Ethical Foundations3
**DLM Mathematics3-4
**DLN BIOL 227 Human Anatomy and Physiology I4
**DLN CHEM 101, 101L Essentials of Chemistry I & Lab4
**DLV Visual and Performing Arts3
DLL Literature and Humanities3-4
**DLS Social Sciences course3
DLS Social Sciences course in a second field3
**BIOL 228 Human Anatomy and Physiology II4
**HLTHST 101 Medical Terminology3
HLTHST 220 Cardiopulmonary Renal Physiology3
FF HLTHST 400 Interprofessional Capstone1
HLTHST 432 Critical Review of Health Care Research3
RESPCARE 104 Patient Assessment1
RESPCARE 105 Interprofessional Patient Care Skills Lab2
RESPCARE 200 Recitation and Application I1
RESPCARE 203 Respiratory Care Theory I3
RESPCARE 204 Respiratory Care Laboratory I2
RESPCARE 208 Clinical Practicum I2
RESPCARE 219 Introduction to Research1
RESPCARE 221 ECG Interpretation1
RESPCARE 223 Respiratory Care Theory II3
RESPCARE 224 Respiratory Care Laboratory II2
RESPCARE 228 Clinical Practicum II4
RESPCARE 229 Diseases and Diagnostics I3
RESPCARE 250 Recitation and Application II1
RESPCARE 255 Respiratory Rounds1
RESPCARE 300 Recitation and Application III1
RESPCARE 301 Principles of Pharmacotherapeutics2
RESPCARE 302 General Pathology2
RESPCARE 303 Respiratory Care Theory III3
RESPCARE 304 Respiratory Care Laboratory III2
RESPCARE 308 Clinical Practicum III5
RESPCARE 323 Respiratory Care Theory IV3
RESPCARE 324 Respiratory Care Laboratory IV1
RESPCARE 328 Clinical Practicum IV5
RESPCARE 329 Diseases and Diagnostics II3
RESPCARE 350 Recitation and Application IV1
CID RESPCARE 355 Professional Communication in Health Care3
RESPCARE 440 Senior Theory: Advanced Concepts3
Three or more courses chosen from the following:
RESPCARE 431 Quality Improvement in Health Care
RESPCARE 441 Teaching Techniques for Health Care Professionals
RESPCARE 442 Sleep Medicine
RESPCARE 443 Current Topics in Respiratory Disease
RESPCARE 444 Leadership & Mgt for Health Care Professionals
RESPCARE 445 Patient Advocacy and Ethical Considerations
RESPCARE 493 Respiratory Care Internship
RESPCARE 498 Senior Seminar
9
Electives to total 120 credits0-1
Total120-121
**Indicates a course in the pre-professional curriculum

AS Track

Respiratory Care BS, AS Track
Course Number and TitleCredits
Successful completion of Associate of Science, Respiratory Care64
Upper-division challenge credits for passing NBRC RRT Examinations26
FF HLTHST 400 Interprofessional Capstone1
HLTHST 432 Critical Review of Health Care Research3
CID RESPCARE 355 Professional Communication in Health Care3
RESPCARE 431 Quality Improvement in Health Care3
RESPCARE 440 Senior Theory: Advanced Concepts3
RESPCARE 441 Teaching Techniques for Health Care Professionals3
RESPCARE 442 Sleep Medicine3
RESPCARE 443 Current Topics in Respiratory Disease3
RESPCARE 444 Leadership & Mgt for Health Care Professionals3
RESPCARE 445 Patient Advocacy and Ethical Considerations3
RESPCARE 498 Senior Seminar2
Total120

AAS or AHS Track

Respiratory Care BS, AAS or AHS Track
Course Number and TitleCredits
ENGL 101 Introduction to College Writing3
ENGL 102 Intro to College Writing and Research3
UF 200 Civic and Ethical Foundations3
DLM Mathematics3-4
DLN BIOL 227 Human Anatomy and Physiology I4
DLN CHEM 101, 101L Essentials of Chemistry I & Lab4
DLV Visual and Performing Arts3
DLL Literature and Humanities3-4
DLS Social Sciences course3
DLS Social Sciences course in a second field3
Successful completion of Associate of Applied Science or Associate of Health Science, Respiratory Care35
Upper-division challenge credits for passing NBRC RRT Examinations26
FF HLTHST 400 Interprofessional Capstone1
HLTHST 432 Critical Review of Health Care Research3
CID RESPCARE 355 Professional Communication in Health Care3
RESPCARE 431 Quality Improvement in Health Care3
RESPCARE 440 Senior Theory: Advanced Concepts3
RESPCARE 441 Teaching Techniques for Health Care Professionals3
RESPCARE 442 Sleep Medicine3
RESPCARE 443 Current Topics in Respiratory Disease3
RESPCARE 444 Leadership & Mgt for Health Care Professionals3
RESPCARE 498 Senior Seminar2
Total120-122

BSU AS Track

Respiratory Care BS, BSU AS Track
Course Number and TitleCredits
Successful completion of Associate of Science, Respiratory Care (or Respiratory Therapy) from Boise State University.103
FF HLTHST 400 Interprofessional Capstone1
HLTHST 432 Critical Review of Health Care Research3
CID RESPCARE 355 Professional Communication in Health Care3
RESPCARE 440 Senior Theory: Advanced Concepts3
Three (3) courses chosen from the following:
RESPCARE 431 Quality Improvement in Health Care
RESPCARE 441 Teaching Techniques for Health Care Professionals
RESPCARE 442 Sleep Medicine
RESPCARE 443 Current Topics in Respiratory Disease
RESPCARE 444 Leadership & Mgt for Health Care Professionals
RESPCARE 445 Patient Advocacy and Ethical Considerations
RESPCARE 498 Senior Seminar
8-9
Total121-122