Placeholder image for Respiratory Care

Respiratory Care, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Highland Heights, KY, United States
Respiratory Care practitioners are members of the health care team that provide treatment for patients with heart and lung disorders. At Northern Kentucky University you will learn about conditions such as asthma, emphysema, and cystic fibrosis. 
Access all 180000+ programmes, for free with a Studyportals account.
account benefits visualised


Respiratory Care mission, as the Northern Kentucky University Respiratory Care Program, is to provide our students with a solid foundation in current respiratory care theory and practice, and with the skills necessary for them to become contributing members of the profession. We strive to create a supportive learning environment which fosters initiative, critical thinking, self-discipline, and compassion.

Learning outcomes

The Respiratory Care Program faculty believe in the importance of providing a learner-centered program that is committed to excellence and public engagement of their students, faculty, and staff. The program provides leadership for the improved respiratory health of people in the community through excellence in education, public service, and clinical practice.


The Bachelor of Science degree in Respiratory Care is accredited by CoARC.  Graduates are eligible to sit for the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) Therapist Multiple Choice (TMC) examination.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:
    • National students deadline for fall: 15 September
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses Included:
  • College Writing
  • Physiological Chemistry
  • Physiological Chemistry Lab
  • Individual and Society
  • Statistics (Gen Ed Math)
  • Culture and Creativity
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology
  • Cultural Pluralism
  • Oral Communication
  • Introduction to Health Professions
  • Individual and Society
  • Fundamentals of Respiratory Care
  • Respiratory Care Equipment and Procedures
  • Clinical Practice
  • Pharmacology
  • Writing in the Health Sciences
  • Microbiology for Health Professions

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 IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • 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.

  • Minimum required score:


    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

    More about PTE Academic

General Requirements

  • All undergraduate students can complete NKU's Online Application to begin the process of applying to NKU. 
  • $40 application fee
  • Submit passport photocopy
  • Official Transcripts
  • Proof of English Fluency

Tuition Fee

  • International

    19872 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9936 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    19872 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9936 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    9912 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4956 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Living costs for Highland Heights

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
    Living Costs

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


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.


You’ve wishlisted multiple studies. Did you know you can compare them side-by-side in our Compare-tool?

Go to your profile page to get personalised recommendations!