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Respiratory Care BS

Admission Requirements

  1. Pre-professional Year (Freshman Year). See Admissions for admission policies.
  2. Professional Program (Sophomore Year – Senior Year)
    • 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.
    • 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
    **UF 100 Foundations of Intellectual Life3
    UF 200 Foundations of Ethics and Diversity3
    **FW ENGL 101 Introduction to College Writing3
    **FW ENGL 102 Intro to College Writing and Research3
    **FM Mathematics course3-4
    **FN BIOL 227 Human Anatomy and Physiology I4
    **FN CHEM 101, 101L Essentials of Chemistry I & Lab4
    **FA Arts course3
    FH Humanities course3-4
    **FS Social Sciences course3
    FS Social Sciences course in a second field3
    **BIOL 228 Human Anatomy and Physiology II4
    **HLTH 101 Medical Terminology3
    FF HLTH 400 Interprofessional Capstone1
    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 220 Cardiopulmonary Renal Physiology3
    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
    FC RESPCARE 355 Professional Communication in Health Care3
    RESPCARE 432 Critical Review of Health Care Research3
    RESPCARE 440 Senior Theory: Advanced Concepts3
    Three (3) 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 446 Introduction to Disease Management
    RESPCARE 493 Respiratory Care Internship
    RESPCARE 498 Senior Seminar
    9
    Electives to total 120 credits0-1
    Total120-121

    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 HLTH 400 Interprofessional Capstone1
    FC RESPCARE 355 Professional Communication in Health Care3
    RESPCARE 432 Critical Review of Health Care Research3
    RESPCARE 440 Senior Theory: Advanced Concepts3
    RESPCARE 441 Teaching Techniques for Health Care Professionals3
    RESPCARE 444 Leadership & Mgt for Health Care Professionals3
    RESPCARE 445 Patient Advocacy and Ethical Considerations3
    RESPCARE 498 Senior Seminar2
    Three (3) or more courses chosen from the following:
    RESPCARE 431 Quality Improvement in Health Care
    RESPCARE 442 Sleep Medicine
    RESPCARE 443 Current Topics in Respiratory Disease
    RESPCARE 446 Introduction to Disease Management
    9
    Total120

    AAS or AHS Track

    Respiratory Care BS, AAS or AHS Track
    Course Number and TitleCredits
    UF 200 Foundations of Ethics and Diversity3
    FW ENGL 101 Introduction to College Writing3
    FW ENGL 102 Intro to College Writing and Research3
    FM Mathematics course3-4
    FN BIOL 227 Human Anatomy and Physiology I4
    FN CHEM 101, 101L Essentials of Chemistry I & Lab4
    FA Arts course3
    FH Humanities course3-4
    FS Social Sciences course3
    FS 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 HLTH 400 Interprofessional Capstone1
    FC RESPCARE 355 Professional Communication in Health Care3
    RESPCARE 432 Critical Review of Health Care Research3
    RESPCARE 440 Senior Theory: Advanced Concepts3
    RESPCARE 441 Teaching Techniques for Health Care Professionals3
    RESPCARE 444 Leadership & Mgt for Health Care Professionals3
    RESPCARE 445 Patient Advocacy and Ethical Considerations3
    RESPCARE 498 Senior Seminar2
    Three (3) or more courses chosen from the following:
    RESPCARE 431 Quality Improvement in Health Care
    RESPCARE 442 Sleep Medicine
    RESPCARE 443 Current Topics in Respiratory Disease
    RESPCARE 446 Introduction to Disease Management
    9
    Total120-122

    Boise State AS Track

    Respiratory Care BS, Boise State AS Track
    Course Number and TitleCredits
    Successful completion of Associate of Science, Respiratory Care (or Respiratory Therapy) from Boise State University.103
    FF HLTH 400 Interprofessional Capstone1
    RESPCARE 432 Critical Review of Health Care Research3
    FC 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 446 Introduction to Disease Management
    RESPCARE 498 Senior Seminar
    8-9
    Total121-122