Respiratory Specialty Practice, Graduate Certificate

The goal and planned outcome of the respiratory specialty practice certificate program is to meet the need for registered respiratory therapists (RRTs) to document their competency in one of four respiratory care specialist practice areas:

  1. Adult critical care
  2. Neonatal and pediatric intensive care
  3. Asthma and COPD education/wellness coordination
  4. Pulmonary function testing 

The goal and expected outcome is to help students working in these areas to reach a competency level where they can become board-certified specialists in one or more of the four specialty areas.  

Complete all courses and requirements listed below unless otherwise indicated.

Required Courses

RPT 7400Pulmonary Diseases and Disorders4
RPT 7401Cardiopulmonary Assessment and Diagnostics4


Complete two of the following:8
Adult Critical Care
Neonatal and Pediatric Care
Pulmonary Wellness Education and Coordination
Development of Patient Management Plans

Program Credit/GPA Requirements

16 total quarter hours required
Minimum 3.000 GPA required