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Respiratory Care, B.Sc.

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  • 48 months
    Duration
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Overview

Our program prepares you to work as a respiratory therapist with patients of all ages, from premature infants to older adults, in this high-tech, high-touch career.

The University of Hartford offers the only entry-level bachelor’s degree program in New England. More hospitals are now requiring a bachelor’s degree for respiratory therapists, and it gives you an edge throughout your career, from landing your first job to advancing to leadership positions.

This Respiratory Care program at University of Hartford offers more than 750 hours of clinical experience and will provide you with the knowledge, skills, professionalism and hands-on experience to begin your career as a respiratory therapist.

Career Outlook

The job outlook for respiratory therapists is strong. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that jobs for respiratory therapists will grow 23 percent over the next 10 years, much faster than the average for all occupations.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Respiratory Pharmacology 
  • Respiratory Therapy 
  • Pulmonary Diagnostics and Therapy
  • Mechanical Ventilation and Resuscitation 
  • Clinical Practice
  • Cardio-Pulmonary Anatomy & Physiology
  • Medical-Surgical Problems 
  • Neonatal Pediatric Respiratory Care 
  • Ethical Issues in Respiratory Care 
  • Respiratory Insufficiency and Patient Rehabilitation
  • Advanced Clinical Practice 
  • Introductory Biology 
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology 
  • Genetics
  • Genetics Laboratory 
  • Physiological Chemistry 
  • Medical Microbiology 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    80

    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:

    6.5

    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.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 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

  • Web Application - Please complete this online application.
  • The Common Application – Please complete this application if you are attending a High/Prep School in the US or an International School overseas.
  • If English is not your native language you are required to prove that your language ability is meets our minimum standard.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    40490 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 40490 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    40490 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 40490 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for West Hartford

  • 1100 - 1600 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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