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Respiratory Care, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #501 (ARWU) Online
The Bachelor of Science degree in Respiratory Care from the Kent State University is a completer program designed to prepare qualified respiratory therapists with the necessary knowledge and skills to develop professionalism and advance their careers in the areas of leadership, management, education, research, disease and sleep medicine utilizing best practices.
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Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this  Respiratory Care program from the Kent State University will be able to:

  • Incorporate theory, research, evidence and best practices to enhance respiratory care practice
  • Understand the function and organizational structure of the respiratory care department from a management perspective
  • Understand leadership principles as a leader or team member
  • Demonstrate techniques and strategies of teaching and learning of respiratory therapy utilized in various venues
  • Identify a variety of sleep and breathing disorders and exhibit a fundamental understanding of the application and interpretation of sleep studies in the diagnosis of related disorders
  • Apply critical thinking in the area of managing chronic disease and the impact healthcare professionals have on affecting positive patient population outcomes
  • Describe research methodology and design and their application to health science research and their application to everyday health care
  • Exhibit knowledge in specified areas of advanced respiratory care practice
  • Identify and analyze current contemporary issues in respiratory care and their impact on the profession and delivery of care
  • Understand relevant and current healthcare policy and delivery systems
  • Identify information management and information systems, technology and the human/technology interface utilized in professional healthcare practice

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Statistics Course
  • Professional Practice in Respiratory Care
  • Healthcare Policy
  • Contemporary Issues and Trends in Respiratory Care
  • Disease Management in Respiratory Care
  • Practicum for Respiratory Care
  • Advanced Practice in Respiratory Care
  • Educational Instruction in Respiratory Care

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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    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: 2

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2 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

  • Admission to the Respiratory Care major is selective. Applicants must hold an active credential for certified respiratory therapist (CRT) or registered respiratory therapist (RRT) and an associate degree from a CoARC-accredited respiratory therapy/care program with a minimum 2.000 overall GPA.
  • Applicants who re actively enrolled and in good standing in the second year of a CoARC-accredited entry-level associate degree in respiratory therapy/care or are actively enrolled and in good standing in the third year of a CoARC-accredited bachelor's degree in respiratory therapy/care may be conditionally enrolled in the program.

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Tuition Fee

  • International

    20463 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20463 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    20463 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20463 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    11587 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11587 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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