Respiratory Therapy, BS - Leadership

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The program outline and graduation requirements are listed below.  In addition, free electives are selected to reach 120 credits overall and a 2.5 cumulative GPA is required for graduation.

The department website provides an overview of the program, admission requirements (when applicable), faculty biographies, learning outcomes, and careers: 

This program has a separate admission process. 


All bachelor’s degree programs include liberal education (LEP) and writing (W) course requirements.  Detailed information on these requirements is published in this section of the catalog:

Writing courses are not additional course requirements, course sections that meet this requirement are designated with a ‘W’ on the class schedule.  Courses in the major and/or cognate may also be used to satisfy LEP requirements where noted below (*).


'C' or better

RSP 325 - Dimensions of Healthcare Leadership
RSP 415 or HLS 415 - Healthcare Systems, Policy, and Billing
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
RSP 445 - Respiratory Care Seminar (T3)*
HMS 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
ANT 380 or WMS 380 - Anthropology of Women and Health
HLS 210 or Higher - Healthcare Studies
PCH 201 - Wellness
PCH 351 - Health in Society
PCH 352 - Health, Disease and Culture or  ANT 312 - Medical Anthropology
PCH 353 - Global Health
PCH 358 - Health Policy
PCH 450 - Death, Dying, and Bereavement
PCH 492 - Health and the Aging
REC 307 - Disabilities in Society
SOC 344 - Medical Sociology

Students may only take ANT 380 or WMS 380, and PCH 352 or ANT 312. Up to 6 credits in HLS 210 or higher.


BIO 200 - Human Anatomy and Physiology (T2LE)*
MAT 107 or MAT 108 - Quantitative Reasoning Cognate (T1QR)*