Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Care coursework
The Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Care degree is a 125-semester-credit-hour program. The pre-professional phase of the program requires the completion of 42 semester credit hours related to the Texas Core Curriculum and an 18-semester-credit-hours program prerequisite course prior to admission. The pre-professional phase requirements must be completed at any accredited college or university. The professional phase of the Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Care consists of 65 credit hours of upper-division courses taken at UT Health San Antonio and includes respiratory care coursework and clinical practice.
Our professional phase is approximately 23 months long and dedicated to clinical and academic excellence. Our students receive approximately 1,000 hours of in-hospital clinical experience.
We offer graduates the opportunity to gain the foundation needed to assume professional leadership roles in clinical practice and clinical specialty areas.
Goals of the Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Care program are:
- To prepare graduates with demonstrated competence in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains of respiratory care practice as performed by a registered respiratory therapist (RRT)
- To prepare leaders for the field of respiratory care by acquiring skills in one or more of the following: management, education, research, and advanced clinical practice