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B.S. in Respiratory Therapy (Entry into Practice)

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Program Information

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The Entry into Practice Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Therapy (BSRT) is designed for students who have completed an appropriate pre-professional associate degree or equivalent college coursework that meets foundational, technical, and general education requirements. Upon acceptance into the program, students will complete two years (60 semester hours) of professional advanced study and clinical coursework to earn the Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Therapy. Graduates of the program will be eligible to sit for the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) exam. The program goals of the Entry into Practice BSRT are:

  1. 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); and
  2. To prepare leaders for the field of respiratory care by including curricular content with objectives related to the acquisition of skills in one or more of the following: management, education, research and advanced clinical practice (which may include an area of clinical specialization).
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The BS in Respiratory Therapy program Entry into Practice Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Therapy (CoARC program number 200645), at the Sewell campus, holds Provisional Accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (

This status signifies that a program with an Approval of Intent has demonstrated sufficient compliance with the Standards (through submission of an acceptable Provisional Accreditation Self Study Report (PSSR) and any other documentation required by the CoARC, as well as satisfactory completion of an initial on-site visit), to be allowed to admit students. It is recognized as an accredited program by the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC), which provides enrolled students who complete the program with eligibility for the Respiratory Care Credentialing Examination(s). The program will remain on Provisional Accreditation until it achieves Continuing Accreditation.

Rowan University requires the completion of 120 semester hours (30 S.H. must be at Rowan University) of approved general education and major coursework in order to graduate with a bachelor’s degree. The B.S. in Respiratory Therapy (Entry into Practice) program is a full-time program that provides students with 60 of the required semester hours at our Rowan College of South Jersey Sewell Campus.

  • 23 Courses / 60 Semester Hours
  • Foundation Courses: No
  • Graduation / Exit / Thesis Requirements: Yes
Course Number Title S.H. (Credits)
Required Courses: 60 S.H.
RESP 09300 Fundamentals of Respiratory Care Lecture 3
RESP 09301 Fundamentals of Respiratory Care Lab 2
RESP 09302 Cardiopulmonary Anatomy and Physiology 3
RESP 09303 Respiratory Care Pharmacology 2
RESP 09304 Critical Care 3
RESP 09305 Clinical Practice I 2
RESP 09306 Cardiopulmonary Evaluation 3
RESP 09307 Cardiopulmonary Pathophysiology 3
RESP 09310 Principles of Ventilatory Support 1 Lecture 3
RESP 09311 Principles of Ventilatory Support 1 Lab 2
RESP 09315 Clinical Practice II 2
RESP 09400 Introduction to Clinical Research 3
RESP 09401 Evidence-Based Practice 3
RESP 09402 Pediatric and Neonatal Respiratory Care Lecture 3
RESP 09403 Pediatric and Neonatal Respiratory Care Lab 1
RESP 09404 Respiratory Care in the Long Term, Home Care and Pulmonary Rehab Setting 3
RESP 09410 Principles of Ventilatory Support 2 Lecture 3
RESP 09411 Principles of Ventilatory Support 2 Lab 2
RESP 09425 Clinical Practice III 3
RESP 09435 Clinical Practice IV 3
RESP 09450 Senior Seminar 3
HCNV 07401 Interprofessional Teamwork in Healthcare 2
HCM 51101 Introduction to Healthcare Management 3

Note: The courses listed above are not official and are subject to change. For an official list of available courses please visit the Rowan Global section tally.

Admission Requirements
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The following is a list of items required to begin the application process for the program. There may be additional actions or materials required for admission to the program. Upon receipt of the materials below a representative from the Rowan Global Admissions Processing Office will contact you with confirmation or indicating any missing items.

  • Completed Application Form
  • $65 (U.S.) non-refundable application fee
  • Associate’s degree or an equivalent number of transferable college credits
  • Official transcripts from all colleges attended (regardless of number of credits earned)
  • Minimum undergraduate cumulative GPA of 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale)
    • Minimum undergraduate cumulative GPA of 2.8 in all science and technical courses
  • Copy of all valid CPR cards
  • Minimum composite score of 72 on Health Science Reasoning Test (HSRT)
  • Statistics I or Elementary Statistics
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