Respiratory Therapy, BS - Concentration: Leadership

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This program has a separate admission process. Please consult the admission requirements for this program for more information.

Overall GPA of 2.5 Required
120 Overall Credits Required 


Liberal Education Program

46 Credits Required

Students must complete a comprehensive three-tiered Liberal Education Program (LEP). View all requirements of the tiers on the Liberal Education Program

While the choice of courses that fulfill the requirements is generally left up to students, some departments require that students select specific courses to complement their major. This major has specific Tier requirements/restrictions for the following:

Tier 1 - Quantitative Reasoning (select one):
MAT 107 - Elementary Statistics ('C' or better)
MAT 108 - Mathematics for the Natural Sciences ('C' or better)

Tier 1 - Written Communication:
ENG 112 - Writing Arguments ('C' or better)

Tier 2 - Natural World II: Life and Environment
BIO 200 - Human Biology I ('C' or better) (formerly BIO 110)

Tier 3 - Capstone
RSP 445 - Respiratory Care Seminar

Writing Requirements (“W-Courses”)

Three W-courses are required. These may not be taken until after a student has passed ENG 112 — Writing Arguments. W-courses may count toward LEP, major, or cognate requirements, as well as free electives. Course sections that meet this requirement are designated by section numbers ending in “W”.

Transfer students who enter with 60 to 89 credits are required to pass two W-courses, while transfer students who enter with 90 credits or more must pass one W-course.


33 Credits Required
'C' or better

RSP 325 - Dimensions of Healthcare Leadership
RSP 415 - Healthcare Essentials
RSP 330 - Case Studies in Medical Ethics
RSP 340 - Principles of Care Coordination in Respiratory Disease Management
RSP 420 - Neonatal-Pediatric Care
RSP 425 - Respiratory Care Education
RSP 440 - Evidenced Based Practice & Research in Respiratory Care
EXS 410 - Pathophysiology

Select 9 credits from:

  • RSP 315 - Healthcare in the Age of Mass Media
  • RSP 455 - Clinical Practicum I
    RSP 457 - Clinical Practicum II
  • RSP 461 - Adult Critical Care Specialty Practive Preparation
  • RSP 463 - Neonatal/Pediatric Specialty Practice Exam Preparation
  • RSP 465 - Sleep Disorders Specialty Practice Exam Preparation
  • RSP 467 - CPFT Practice Exam Preparation
  • ANT 380 or WMS 380 - Anthropology of Women and Health
  • PCH 201 - Wellness
  • PCH 351 - Health in Society
  • PCH 352 - Health, Disease and Culture or  ANT 312 - Medical Anthropology
  • PCH 353 - Global Health
  • PCH 450 - Death, Dying, and Bereavement
  • REC 307 - Disabilities in Society
  • SOC 344 - Medical Sociology


No cognates are required for this program.


Students must take remaining credits to reach Overall Credits Required (listed above).