Master of Science in Respiratory Care (Online) coursework and accreditation information
The Master of Science in Respiratory Care (Online) program is for; (1) the Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) who has earned a bachelor of science in respiratory therapy/respiratory care or (2) the Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) who has an earned a bachelor degree in any field and holds the RRT credential from a CoARC accredited associate degree program and has completed the required program requirements. Master's degree graduates have many option including leadership positions in clinical practice, management, education, research or further graduate education. The Master of Science in Respiratory Care (Online) program will require the student to complete at least 33 graduate credit hours for graduation from the Health Science Center.
General Respiratory Care Program policies and regulations
Advancement, probation and dismissal academic
All respiratory care courses in the Master of Science in Respiratory Care (Online) program are taught online. Therefore, students must be self-directed and motivated. All students must maintain a cumulative overall GPA of 3.0 in the program. A student who earns a grade of D or F in any course in any semester may be subject to dismissal.
The Department of Respiratory Care Student Progress Committee (SPC) may recommend dismissal, probation, repetition of courses, repetition of the year or other actions as deemed appropriate by the SPC.
Withdrawing from a course
To withdraw from a course, a student must have permission from a faculty member and the Chair of the Department. The student is cautioned to withdraw from a course as it may delay enrollment in subsequent courses until the course is offered again. If a student withdraws from a course the grade granted is a "W". If this occurs the student must submit a request in writing and develop a plan for continuing in the respiratory care program. The plan will be evaluated by the Student Progress Committee and a resolution will be made. It should not be taken for granted the proposal is implemented without the Student Progress Committee's approval.
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, to award certificates and baccalaureate, master's, doctoral, and professional degrees. The institution was last reviewed and reaffirmed in 2008. The institution's accreditation extends through 2018, and includes all programs offered on the institution's main campus as well as those offered at all extended program sites.
Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of the Health Science Center. Note: The Commission should only be contacted 1) to learn about the institution's accreditation status, 2) to file a third-party comment at the time of the institution's accreditation review, or 3) to file a complaint against the institution for alleged non-compliance with a standard or requirement. All normal inquiries about admission requirements, financial aid, educational programs, etc. should be addressed directly to the Health Science Center and not the Commission's office.