Bachelor's Degree

The baccalaureate curriculum requirements for the Respiratory Care program is designed to prepare students to develop the knowledge and skills needed to perform the responsibilities of an entry-level respiratory therapist. The curriculum consists of general education and health studies courses integrated with professional coursework in allied health and respiratory care, with an emphasis on cardiopulmonary science.

The respiratory care curriculum is designed to provide students with educational experiences enhanced beyond the traditional curriculum. Courses and learning experiences that are unique to the Baptist College program include:

  • Applied Anatomy and Physiology using Clinical Simulation
  • Applied Pathophysiology using Clinical Simulation
  • Ongoing Physician Interaction Learning Activities with Pulmonologists
  • Aspects of Leadership for Health Sciences Professionals
  • Clinical Internship in Respiratory Care
  • Community and Public Health for the Respiratory Care Practitioner
  • Expanded Clinical Practices in Respiratory Care
  • Interprofessional Education Learning Activities with other Allied Health and Nursing

Students are encouraged to follow a specific curriculum plan to ensure progressive learning throughout the degree. Specific courses are required to be completed in sequential order to enhance the student’s learning and success within the program. A complete listing of the courses and course descriptions required for the degree are listed in the catalog.