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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.


10%
National Job Growth by 2025
5%
Michigan Job Growth by 2025
Located in the State-Of-the-Art Raleigh J. Finkelstein Hall on Grand Rapids' Medical Mile

Source: EMSI, 2020

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 contact a College of Health Professions Student Services academic advisor: gvsu.edu/chpss.

Why Study Respiratory Care at Grand Valley?


Program Details