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Respiratory Care

Youngstown State University (YSU)

48 months
14249 USD/year
14249 USD/year
8249 USD/year
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Respiratory Care from Youngstown State University (YSU) has the specific goal of preparing graduates with demonstrated competencies in the cognitive, Psychomotor and affective learning domains of respiratory therapy practice and to prepare leaders, researchers and educators with advanced clinical practices.


Respiratory Care from Youngstown State University (YSU) begins to move into various clinical settings by the beginning of the third year of the program. 

After gaining confidence by observing various clinical procedures, you will gradually start to perform more hands-on therapies while under the direction of adjunct clinical faculty. 

By the last semester of the program, you will virtually perform the same tasks as the clinical faculty they are assigned to. While gaining clinical experiences at area health care facilities, you will still be taking various didactic and laboratory courses at the university.

Graduates with Respiratory Care from Youngstown State University (YSU) will be proficient in:

  • therapeutic administration of medical gases and aerosols
  • intermittent and continuous mechanical ventilation
  • bronchopulmonary hygiene
  • basic and advanced cardiac life support techniques
  • non-invasive patient monitoring
  • pulmonary function evaluation
  • arterial blood gas analysis
  • airway management procedures 
  • pulmonary rehabilitation techniques

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Respiratory Care Orientation
  • Respiratory Care Essentials
  • Respiratory Procedures
  • Respiratory Care Assessment 
  • Physics for Health Care
  • Pharmacotherapeutics
  • Respiratory Assessment 
  • Cardiopulmonary Disease
  • Respiratory Procedures
  • Mechanical Ventilation 
  • Comparative Health Systems
  • Neonatal/Pediatric Respiratory Care
  • Pulmonary Care Management
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


130 alternative credits



On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Complete online application form, please check the notes.
  • A nonrefundable $45 (US) application fee. 
  • Applicants must have graduated from high school or have successfully completed the General Education Development (GED) test to be considered for admission. 
  • Submit a high school transcript and American College Test (ACT) or Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) scores.  
  • Applicants must have a high school grade point average of 2.00 or higher on a 4.00 point scale, have an ACT composite score of 17 or higher, or a combined SAT score of 920 or higher from the evidence-base writing and reading test, and the math test to be admitted unconditionally.
  • Proof of English Proficiency.
  • Photocopy of passport page showing Photo, Name, Date of Birth, citizenship, etc.
  • Affidavit of Financial Support Form
  • Supporting Financial documents, e.g. bank statement.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14249 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14249 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    14249 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14249 USD per year during 48 months.
  • In-State

    8249 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8249 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Youngstown

787 - 1299 USD /month
Living costs

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


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