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Respiratory Care, B.S.

To ensure the respiratory therapy workforce is prepared to meet the growing challenges and demands it will face in terms of protocol-driven care and disease management, the American Association for Respiratory Care has called for 80 percent of therapists to either hold or be working toward a bachelor's degree. The degree provides opportunity for professional career enhancement and offers the foundation for rapid advancement in administration, research, and critical care.

National Job Growth

Respiratory care opportunities are projected to grow 10% in the U.S. by 2025.

Michigan Job Growth

Respiratory care opportunities are projected to grow 5% in Michigan by 2025.

Located near Grand Rapids' Medical Mile

The respiratory therapy program is housed in the state-of-the-art Raleigh J. Finkelstein Hall, located near Grand Rapids' Medical Mile.

Source: EMSI, 2021

Program Overview

The program is designed for working respiratory therapists who would like to advance their education and careers. Minimum criteria for program acceptance:

Students who are not currently respiratory therapists and are interested in pursuing a career in respiratory care are encouraged to visit to contact a College of Health Professions Student Services academic advisor.

Why Study Respiratory Care at Grand Valley?

Visit the program website for more information.

Program Details