Respiratory therapists treat patients with cardiopulmonary disease and other
disorders requiring life-support technologies. Patients range from newborns
to the elderly.
In hospital settings a respiratory therapist:
Treatments provided by a respiratory therapist include:
Augusta University offers two degrees in Respiratory Therapy under accreditation by
the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS):
Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Therapy leading to the Registered Respiratory Therapist credential:
In addition to SACS accreditation, the Augusta University Respiratory Therapy Program, CoARC #200224, Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Therapy on the Health Sciences Campus in Augusta, GA is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (www.coarc.com). This allows the graduate to enter the credentialing system by National Board for Respiratory Care.
Which courses transfer?
If you are a current student at Augusta University visit the Transfer Equivalency Guide. Transferable courses are listed by state, college, and topic. If you have questions after going to the Transfer Course Equivalency page contact the subject department (English, math chemistry, etc.) or the program director of the Respiratory Therapy program.
Prerequisite Course Requirements for Admission
What courses are required for transfer/admission to the program?
Criminal Background Check and Drug Screen: You must complete a criminal background check and drug screen before the start of the program in order to participate in clinical internship courses. You will be notified of how and when to complete these requirements and will be responsible for the associated fees.
NOTE: If an adverse report is produced, there is a possibility you will not be accepted by clinical affiliates. In this case, you may be unable to complete clinical internship courses. Such circumstances will preclude your ability to successfully complete the program.