Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Therapy
What is a Respiratory Therapist?
A Respiratory Therapist is a health care professional who assesses, diagnoses, and treats patients with heart and lung diseases. Caring for all age groups, Respiratory Therapists work in hospitals, nursing homes, offices, sleep labs, and even patient's own homes. To help patient breath Respiratory equipment may be as simple as oxygen cannula's up to mechanical ventilators.
The University of Akron's Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Therapy program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Respiratory Care (CoARC). Visit the CoARC website to obtain more information about Respiratory Therapy, the accrediting agency, its policies, standards, and program outcomes.
COMMISSION ON ACCREDITATION OF RESPIRATORY CARE
264 Precision Boulevard
Telford, TN 37690
Phone: (817) 283-2835
Graduate's Board Certification
After successfully completing the UA Respiratory Therapy program, graduates will be eligible to take the National Board of Respiratory Care (NBRC) licensure examination (which is administered by the State Medical Board of Ohio). Successful obtainment of this national license is a legal requirement to perform Respiratory Therapy functions.
STATE MEDICAL BOARD OF OHIO
30 East Broad Street, 3rd Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: (614) 466-3934
Fax: (614) 728-5946
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