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  Oct 23, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Catalog

Respiratory Therapy (BS)


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  • Program Prerequisite: Completion of Respiratory Therapy, Pre-Professional (AAS)  degree or Certificate of Completion from an accredited, respiratory therapy program (R.R.T. eligible) or complete CRT SAE with cut score of 95/140 following pre-professional year.
  • Grade Requirements: A grade of “C” or better in each course required by this program (a “C-” is not acceptable). CR/NC courses in this program require a “C” or better to receive CR. A GPA of 2.75 is required to enter the program.
  • Credit Hour Requirements: A total of 120 credits are required for graduation (includes AAS degree requirements); 67 of these are REST credits. A total of 40 upper division credit hours are required (courses numbered 3000 and above); 29 of these are required REST credits. Departmental standards are applied to independent projects and directed readings.

Advisement

All respiratory therapy students are required to meet with a faculty advisor before beginning bachelor’s degree courses, and at least annually after entering program, and complete an academic contract specifying major courses, approved electives, and graduation requirements. Call 801-626-7071 for more information or to schedule an appointment.

During June, July and August, students may contact an advisor in the Dr. Ezekiel R. Dumke College of Health Professions’ Admissions & Advisement Office (Marriott Allied Health Building, room 108, phone 801-626-6136, email healthprofessions@weber.edu) for program information and an application, if a faculty member of the Respiratory Therapy Department is not available.

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Admissions Requirements

Declare your program of study (see Enrollment Services and Information ). Complete Respiratory Therapy, Pre-Professional (AAS)  degree requirements (or provide Certificate of Completion from an accredited, respiratory therapy program). Meet with faculty advisor and establish an academic contract.

General Education

Refer to Degree Requirements  for Bachelor of Science requirements. Of the Quantitative Literacy courses [MATH 1030 , MATH 1040 , or MATH 1050 ], MATH 1030 QL - Contemporary Mathematics  is the preferred course for program completion. The following general education courses will fulfill both general education and program requirements: PSY 1010  or PSY SS2200, ENGL 1010 , COMM 1020  or COMM 2110 , and either HTHS 1110 /HTHS 1111  or introductory-level courses in some of the basic sciences (human biology, chemistry and microbiology).

Consult with department advisor or Dr. Ezekiel R. Dumke College of Health Professions Admission Advisor regarding general education guidelines.

Major Course Requirements for BS Degree


Complete the requirements for the AAS degree  or equivalent in addition to the courses listed below.

Upper Division Electives (9 credit hours minimum)


In addition to the 29 REST credit hours required above, a minimum of 9 credit hours must be selected from the following upper division electives. Departmental standards are developed which specify content of certain projects; remaining credits are “elective” with content approved by program advisor. Other upper division credits will be considered upon approval of program advisor. A total of 40 upper division credit hours is required.

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