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Respiratory Therapy

The University of Akron

48 months
15500 USD/year
15500 USD/year
11880 USD/year
Tuition fee
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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.


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:

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

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


123 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

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

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  • International

    15500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15500 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    15500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15500 USD per year during 48 months.
  • In-State

    11880 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11880 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Akron

890 - 1300 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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