• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
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The Respiratory Care Program is designed to provide students with a unique education in preparation for a satisfying professional career as advanced respiratory care practitioners. The respiratory care program  prepares leaders for respiratory care management, education, research and clinical practice. 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.

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.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    125 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

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

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

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

  • International

    31763 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 31763 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    31763 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 31763 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    12259 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12259 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Costs listed above reflect tuition and required fees for in-state and out-of-state residents if the student attends Fall, Spring and Summer semesters. Costs listed above do not include the cost of books and are subject to change. Other fees may apply.

Living costs for San Antonio

  • 972 - 1510 USD/month
    Living Costs

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