About the Program
The Respiratory Care Track in the Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) in Allied Health program combines classroom theory with practical, hands-on experience, preparing students to become members of dedicated healthcare teams that treat patients with cardiopulmonary (heart & lung) disorders.
Due in part to a growing middle-aged and elderly population, the demand for respiratory therapists is expected to increase by 12% by 2024, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Earning a bachelor's degree will help you be more competitive for jobs as a Respiratory Therapist and qualify you to work in a variety of healthcare settings, including:
- Physicians' offices
- Extended care facilities
- In-home care providers
- Emergency services
Pre–Physician Assistant Coursework
If you are interested in a career as a Physician Assistant (PA), our Respiratory Care and Community Health and Education applied bachelor’s degree tracks can help you meet the academic admissions requirements for the Physician Assistant master's degree at the University of Washington (UW) School of Medicine's MEDEX Northwest program.
The Respiratory Therapy program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC).Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care
1248 Harwood Road
Bedford, Texas 76021–4244
CoARC Programmatic Outcomes Data
My teachers showed me the kind of person I wanted to be when I went into the workforce.
Dixie Service, Respiratory Care alumna