Undergraduate Programs

Respiratory Therapy

General Information
Students accepted into the program must complete the school’s and the program’s admission requirements before the first day of classes. Admission to the professional program is competitive; therefore, completion of the prerequisites does not guarantee admission to the program. At the time of application, students may request any of the following options: repeated courses, academic bankruptcy, or fresh start. For more information about these options, please see an advisor.

Criteria Used for Selection of Class Grade point average.

Class Size Approximately 30 students.

Specific Requirements
In addition to School of Medicine Health Professions Programs admission policies and procedures found at the beginning of this section of the bulletin, the admission policies below apply to the respiratory therapy baccalaureate degree program.

Application Deadline January 1. Late applications will be considered on a space-available basis.

Total Number of Prerequisite Hours 50.  Graduates from accredited associate degree respiratory therapy programs are eligible to apply for advanced standing; however, all applicants must complete the prerequisites.

Minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average 2.50 on a 4.00 scale.  This requirement is applied at the time of program application and must be maintained.

Minimum Grade Requirement in a Stated Math or Sciences Prerequisite Course C (2.00 on a 4.00 scale).

Interview All qualified applicants must be interviewed.

Technical Standards All accepted students will be required to sign a statement certifying that they can meet the program’s technical standards.

Medical Requirements All students are required to document a complete vaccination program once accepted into the Respiratory Therapy Program.  Drug screening may also be required.

Indiana Resident Preference Policy See the School of Medicine Health Professions Programs policy.

Clinical Observation All applicants are required to complete and document at least three hours of clinical observation with a respiratory therapist.  The documentation must be submitted with the program application.

Last Updated:  August 14, 2012