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Respiratory Therapy, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #1133 (BCR) Muncie, IN, United States
Ball State’s major in respiratory therapy will prepare you for a career that’s financially, professionally, and personally rewarding.
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What You Will Learn

Among other skills, you will learn to initiate and manage mechanical ventilation, provide pulmonary rehabilitation, and administer advanced cardiac life support. You will also become skilled in airway management, procurement and analysis of arterial blood gas samples, and in the performance of pulmonary function tests and sleep diagnostic studies.

Procedures performed by therapists include:

  • aerosolized medication delivery
  • bronchopulmonary clearance techniques
  • administration of medical gases
  • lung expansion therapy

This baccalaureate degree program prepares students for careers in Respiratory Therapy. The Ball State University program is offered in cooperation with IU Health in Indianapolis.

The program is divided into two components. The first (General Studies) component is completed on the BSU campus in Muncie, Indiana. The second (Professional Studies) component is offered in Indianapolis at Methodist Hospital with clinical sites throughout Central Indiana.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    134-136 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Human Diseases for Respiratory Therapists
  • Cardiorespiratory Physiology
  • General Respiratory Care
  • Respiratory Care Techniques
  • Cardiorespiratory Pharmacology
  • Cardiorespiratory Diseases
  • Life Support
  • Pulmonary Diagnostics
  • Introduction to Research in Respiratory Care
  • Management and Leadership for Respiratory Care

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • We will consider both your academic performance and extracurricular activities when we review your application
  • A complete application requires an official high school transcript sent directly from your high school
  • If you choose to send in your test scores, we accept scores sent from your testing agency or on your official high school transcript (SAT and/or ACT scores)
  • Be a first-year undergraduate international applicant to a participating college or university
  • Attend (or have graduated from) a secondary school outside of the United States
  • Demonstrate interest and personal initiative in activities involving intercultural learning and exchange

Tuition Fee

  • International

    48924 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24462 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    48924 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24462 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    15780 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7890 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Muncie

  • 876 - 1420 USD/month
    Living Costs

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