Respiratory Therapy, Graduate Diploma | Northern Alberta Institute of Technology | Edmonton, Canada
36 months
927 CAD/credit 27810 CAD/year
196 CAD/credit 5880 CAD/year
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At Respiratory Therapy from Northern Alberta Institute of Technology you’ll work with patients of all ages, from infants and children to adults and geriatrics. The Respiratory Therapist is a crucial life-saving and life-supporting professional, and as a NAIT graduate you’ll be well equipped to work in a wide variety of hospital and health care settings.


Respiratory Therapy from Northern Alberta Institute of Technology will feature simulation experience, with classroom and lab instruction, combined with clinical rotations in various hospital settings. The program features hands-on training in areas such as:

  • human anatomy, physiology, pharmacology and pathophysiology
  • airway management and cardiopulmonary testing, monitoring and resuscitation
  • assessment of cardio-respiratory patient status; ventilator support; testing and evaluation of respiratory equipment


Registered respiratory therapists are responsible for assessment, therapeutic intervention and follow-up in a variety of clinical settings such as:

  • critical care units
  • operating rooms
  • emergency departments
  • hospital wards
  • sleep laboratories
  • pulmonary function laboratories
  • hyperbaric oxygen programs
  • community-based care programs
  • research

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Airway Management
  • Medical Gas Therapy
  • Professional Practice
  • Patient Assessment
  • Ventilation 
  • Pharmacology
  • Airway Management and Adjunctive Therapy

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Applications can be submitted any time, but we recommend submitting your application at least 90 days before the application deadline.


90 alternative credits



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 70% in each of: English 30-1 or English 30-2, Math 30-1 or Math 30-2 or Applied Math 30, Biology 30, Chemistry 30

  • Proof of English Language Proficiency

  • Online Interview

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    27810 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 927 CAD per credit during 36 months.
  • National

    5880 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 196 CAD per credit during 36 months.

Living costs for Edmonton

1201 - 1992 CAD /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.

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