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Respiratory Therapy, B.A., B.S.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Wayne, NE, United States
In the respiratory therapy program, you’ll spend your first three years at Wayne State, then attend an approved program for the final year to complete clinical requirements. Once completed, you’ll have a degree in respiratory therapy from WSC, and you’ll be ready to take on the challenge of rescuing patients who are having problems with breathing.
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Overview

Saving lives – that’s essentially what you’ll be doing as a respiratory therapist. As a health professional specializing in respiratory therapy, you’ll be the one people go to if they have a breathing problem, such as asthma or lung disease. You’ll also be the one to provide emergency care to patients suffering from heart attacks, strokes, drowning, or shock. Your career will take you many places in the medical field, including hospitals, clinics, or EMS services. 

The programme

In the Life Sciences Department, we foster a climate of intellectual curiosity. As a student here, you’ll develop crucial laboratory skills that are applicable to a variety of science and health fields. Our science labs are among the best in the state and are used regularly by a range of classes to complete a rigorous science curriculum under the supervision of our distinguished faculty. The Carhart Science Building features biological, physical, and chemical science laboratories with cutting-edge equipment, while our human cadaver lab provides students the opportunity to learn about human anatomy and physiology beyond the books.

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:

  • Biology Concepts 
  • General Chemistry
  • Principles of Human Communication 
  • Human Anatomy 
  • Nutrition 

English Language Requirements

  • 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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  • Minimum required score:

    79

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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General Requirements

  • To be admitted to Wayne State, you must graduate from an accredited high school.

For this reason, we strongly recommend the following high school curriculum. 

  • English/Language Arts 4 units (years)
  • Mathematics (including Algebra) 3 units (years) 
  • Social Studies/History 3 units (years) 
  • Sciences 3 units (years) 
  • A final high school transcript documenting official graduation date from that high school must be submitted .
  • All freshman applicants under the age of 21 are expected to submit test scores from either the American College Testing Program (ACT) or the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT). The ACT is preferred.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    354 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 354 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    265 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 265 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    177 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 177 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Wayne

  • 966 - 1490 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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