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Respiratory Therapy

The University of Akron

B.Sc. On Campus
48 months
Duration
15500 USD/year
15500 USD/year
11635 USD/year
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About

The Respiratory Therapy program of The University of Akron will teach students to evaluate and treat all types of patients, from premature infants whose lungs are not fully developed to the elderly whose lungs are diseased.

Overview

Respiratory Therapy Fundamentals

The comprehensive curriculum of the Respiratory Therapy program of The University of Akron includes courses designed specifically for respiratory therapists, such as:

  • cardiopulmonary anatomy and physiology
  • diseases
  • diagnoses
  • treatments and rationales for treatment
  • function and mechanics of equipment
  • cardiopulmonary resuscitation

Professional Preparation

In the field of respiratory therapy, there are two levels of credentials:

  • The Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT) exam must be passed to be a certified respiratory therapist.
  • Upon graduation from the respiratory therapy program and successful completion of the CRT exam, you may attempt the Registry Exam to become a registered respiratory therapist. The state of Ohio requires a license to practice respiratory care.

Our Faculty

  • are innovative and interactive
  • bring years of real-world experience to the classroom and lab

Real-world Experience

In the department’s laboratory, you will learn to administer gases and aerosols, and be trained in:

  • gas analysis
  • airway management
  • humidification
  • postural drainage
  • pulmonary functions
  • mechanical ventilation
  • usage of respiratory care equipment

Degrees and Preparation

A degree in respiratory therapy provides career opportunities in varied settings, including:

  • hospitals - handling respiratory care, anesthesiology and pulmonary medicine
  • clinics
  • doctor’s offices
  • nursing homes
  • firms selling home-use equipment

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to General, Organic & Biochemistry
  • Medical Terminology
  • Concepts in Respiratory Therapy
  • Principles of Microbiology
  • Anatomy & Physiology for Allied Health
  • Human Anatomy & Physiology

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
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IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
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PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.
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Credits

123 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
71
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6
Start practicing IELTS today!
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.
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More about PTE Academic

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Online Application
  • $50 Application Fee
  • Official Secondary School Transcripts
  • Official Proof of English Proficiency
  • Official SAT/ACT (Optional, required only for scholarships and direct admission)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15500 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    15500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15500 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    11635 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11635 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.

Funding

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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