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Respiratory Care

The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

48 months
Duration
11328 USD/year
11328 USD/year
1200 USD/year
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About

The purpose of the Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Care program at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio is to prepare outstanding respiratory therapists for clinical practice.

Overview

The Respiratory Care Program at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio is designed to provide students with a unique education in preparation for a satisfying professional career as advanced respiratory care practitioners. The Health Science Center offers two degree plans; the Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Care (BSRC) and the Master of Science in Respiratory Care (MSRC). Prospective students have several degree and curriculum options to choose from to achieve their goals as a leader in  respiratory care.

Learning outcomes

Respiratory Care, also known as respiratory therapy, is an exciting and challenging health profession specializes in the treatment of patients with cardiopulmonary system deficiencies. Respiratory therapists work in cooperation with physicians to care for patients with a wide range of breathing disorders including asthma, emphysema, cystic fibrosis and breathing issues due to premature birth.  Respiratory therapist practice in a variety of  areas such as the intensive critical care units, neonatal/pediatric intensive care units, flight teams, and cardiopulmonary diagnostics. Respiratory therapist also practice in alternate sites such as nursing homes, physician offices, long term acute care hospitals, patients homes, cardiopulmonary rehabilitation clinics, tobacco cessation programs, polysomnography laboratories performing sleep studies, and chronic disease management.

Programme Structure

Courses include

  • Introduction to Respiratory Care
  • Pharmacology
  • Cardiopulmonary Physiology
  • Patient Assessment
  • Diseases Affecting the Cardiopulmonary System
  • Cardiopulmonary Diagnostics and Pulmonary Function Testing
  • Pediatric & Neonatal Respiratory Care
  • Critical Care & Mechanical Ventilation
  • Clinical Practice Introduction

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

120 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
2.5

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Admission to the program is on a competitive basis. Student selection is based on a number of factors including overall grade point average, prerequisite grade point average, consistency of academic performance, coursework completed prior to application, and interpersonal abilities.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    11328 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5664 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • National

    11328 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5664 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • In-State

    1200 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 600 USD per semester during 48 months.

Living costs for San Antonio

972 - 1507 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Due for update

Updated over a year ago

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