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Respiratory Therapy


Associate of Science

Program Length: 26 months

Degree Overview

respiratory therapy program

Respiratory Therapy Program

With a track record of over 30 years, IU is a leader in respiratory therapy distance education. The design and program goal is to prepare graduates with demonstrated competence in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains of respiratory care practice as performed by registered respiratory therapists (RRTs). Upon completion of the program, you will be eligible to take the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) entry-level (CRT) and advanced-level (RRT) credentialing exams.

Students who hold a current NBRC Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT) credential will have the prerequisite and introductory block of courses transferred in. Students who hold a current NBRC Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) credential will have the prerequisite, introductory, and intermediate block of courses transferred in. Students with a current CRT and RRT are also eligible to submit transcripts for possible General Education transfer credit.

CoARC requires IU to secure your clinical site and preceptor for you, and we cannot accept you into the program until we have secured your clinical site and preceptor.

Respiratory Therapy Program Accreditation

The Associate of Science degree in Respiratory Therapy offered at Independence University is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC) (www.coarc.com).

Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care
Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care
1248 Harwood Road
Bedford, Texas 76021-4244
(817) 283-2835
www.coarc.com

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Course Descriptions

CourseCourse NameCredits

BIO 111 Anatomy and Physiology I 4.0
BIO 131 Cardiopulmonary and Renal Anatomy and Physiology 4.0
BIO 141 Respiratory Therapy Cardiopulmonary Pharmacology I 2.0
BIO 142 Respiratory Therapy Cardiopulmonary Pharmacology II 2.0
BIO 151 Patient Assessment I 2.0
BIO 152 Patient Assessment II 2.0
BIO 159 Patient Assessment - Clinical Practicum 2.0
CSS 101 Psychology of Motivation 4.0
ENG 101 English Composition 4.0
ENG 223 Communication Arts 4.0
HIS 220 American Civilization 4.0
MAT 220 College Algebra 4.0
MED 101 Respiratory Therapy Medical Terminology 2.0
PSY 220 Psychology 4.0
RES 101 Introduction to Respiratory Therapy/Infection Control 2.0
RES 111 Airway Management 3.0
RES 121 Medical Gases/Aerosol and Humidity Therapy I 2.0
RES 122 Medical Gases/Aerosol and Humidity Therapy II 2.0
RES 129 Medical Gases/Aerosol and Humidity Therapy - CP 2.0
RES 131 Lung Expansion Therapy/Bronchial Hygiene 3.0
RES 139 Lung Expansion Therapy/Bronchial Hygiene - CP 2.0
RES 141 Arterial Blood Gases/Applied Cardiopulmonary Physiology I 2.0
RES 142 Arterial Blood Gases/Applied Cardiopulmonary Physiology II 2.0
RES 147 Airway Management - Clinical Practicum 2.0
RES 149 Arterial Blood Gases/Applied Cardiopulmonary Physiology - CP 2.0
RES 201 Respiratory Care Sciences I 2.0
RES 202 Respiratory Care Sciences II 2.0
RES 211 Advanced Pulmonary Function Testing 2.0
RES 221 Adult Pathophysiology/Geriatrics/Trauma Care I 2.0
RES 222 Adult Pathophysiology/Geriatrics/Trauma Care II 2.0
RES 231 Pulmonary Rehab/Alternative Site Care 3.0
RES 239 Pulmonary Rehab/Alternative Site Care - CP 1.0
RES 241 Mechanical Ventilation I 3.0
RES 242 Mechanical Ventilation II 3.0
RES 249 Mechanical Ventilation - CP I 2.0
RES 251 Mechanical Ventilation III 2.0
RES 257 Mechanical Ventilation - CP II 2.0
RES 258 Intermediate Clinical Practicum I 2.0
RES 259 Intermediate Clinical Practicum II 1.0
RES 261 Pediatric/Perinatal Pathophysiology and Critical Care I 2.0
RES 262 Pediatric/Perinatal Pathophysiology and Critical Care II 2.0
RES 269 Pediatric/Perinatal Pathophysiology and Critical Care - CP 2.0
RES 271 Advanced Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation/Advanced Skills 3.0
RES 281 Application of Cardiopulmonary Diagnostics and Monitoring I 2.0
RES 282 Application of Cardiopulmonary Diagnostics and Monitoring II 2.0
RES 289 Application of Cardiopulmonary Diagnostics and Monitoring - CP 2.0
RES 299 Advanced Clinical Practicum 1.0

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Total Courses: 47Total Credits: 113

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Available Online: This program is delivered fully online.

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