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Master of Science in Respiratory Therapy

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Director: Paul Eberle, PhD, RRT
Location: Marriott Allied Health Building, Rm 309B
Telephone: Administrative Assistant; Alisa Kimball (801) 626-7071
Enrollment Director: (801) 626-6840

The MSRT program is designed for post-professional career development and to prepare respiratory care practitioners as 1) department or clinical administrators, 2) college-level faculty and/or asthma educators, and 3) clinical researchers employed within a variety of healthcare institutions. Two of five post-professional practice credentials (Certified PFT [CPFT] or Registered PFT [RPFT], Sleep Disorders Specialist [SDS] or Registered Polysomnographic Technologist [RPsgT], Adult Critical Care Specialist [ACCS], Neonatal/Pediatric Specialist [NPS], and Asthma Educator [AE-C]) relative to practitioner expertise are required for completion of the degree. Additionally, specific concentrations/emphasis of practice will prepare students for advanced careers in respiratory care. These concentrations are specifically intended for individuals with clinical experience pursuing advanced career pathways in administration, as college faculty, or as clinical researchers or health care consultants. Master of Science in Respiratory Therapy graduates participate in the health care arena as post-professional leaders with roles as clinical respiratory therapists prepared to provide guidance and administrative leadership to departments and to undergraduates throughout the educational processes associated with providing, managing, coordinating, and consulting in respiratory care. 

The MSRT degree consists of 36 credit hours beyond the earned baccalaureate degree. This includes core courses in medical writing, medical pathophysiology, and medical ethics and law (9 credits), and providing a mechanism for two post-professional practice credentials. Additionally, concentrations chosen by the student in areas of health administration, college-level faculty or asthma educator, or clinical research (9 credits per concentration) are required for emphasis. MSRT students are required to complete 6 credits as a capstone project incorporating research principles learned throughout the curriculum. The MSRT program is developed with “hybrid” educational courses. This means the majority of coursework will be online with a few scheduled classroom experiences dependent on the area of concentration/emphasis chosen.


Master of Science in Respiratory Therapy Course Descriptions  


    Master of Science

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