Respiratory Care, B.S.

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Major

The Core Curriculum is designed to foster critical thinking skills and introduce students to basic domains of thinking that transcend disciplines. The Core applies to all majors. Information on specific classes in the Core can be found at https://www.marshall.edu/gened/.

Core Curriculum
Core 1: Critical Thinking
FYS 100First Yr Sem Critical Thinking3
MTH 121 Bison image  Cap graduation image Concepts and Applications (CT)3
PSY 201 Bison image Introductory Psychology (CT)3
Core 2
ENG 101 Bison image Beginning Composition3
ENG 201 Bison image Advanced Composition3
CMM 103 Cap graduation image Fund Speech-Communication3
MTH 121 Bison image  Cap graduation image Concepts and Applications (CT)3
BSC 228 Bison image  Cap graduation image Human Physiology4
Core II Humanities (MC/I)3
PSY 201 Bison image Introductory Psychology (CT)3
Core II Fine Arts3
Additional University Requirements
Writing Intensive3
RSP 403Respiratory Care Research (WI)3
Multicult or Int'l (MC Section Core II Humanities)3
RSP 420 Bison image Capstone in Respiratory Care5
Major-Specific
BSC 227 Cap graduation image Human Anatomy4
BSC 250 Bison image Microbiol & Human Disease4
CHM 205General, Organic, and Biochem3
HS 200 Bison image Comp Medical Terminology (CT)3
Statistics3
RSP 100Respiratory Pharmacology3
RSP 101 Cap graduation image Intro to Respiratory Care3
RSP 102 Cap graduation image Intro Resp Care Procedures3
RSP 102LRespiratory Lab1
RSP 201 Cap graduation image Pulmonary Pathophys3
RSP 202 Cap graduation image Mech Vent Tech & MGT3
RSP 203 Cap graduation image Respiratory Internship I4
RSP 206 Cap graduation image Neonatal/Pediatric Care3
RSP 207 Cap graduation image Intro Critical Care MGT3
RSP 208 Cap graduation image Respiratory Care Seminar1
RSP 209Respiratory Internship II4
RSP 210 Cap graduation image Respiratory Internship III4
RSP 211Dynamics of Pulmonary2
RSP 212Acute/Chronic Pulmonary Mgt3
RSP 301Intro Resp Care MGT3
RSP 302Respiratory Internship IV4
RSP 303 Cap graduation image Clinical Respiratory Education3
RSP 304Adv Neonatal & Pediatrics3
RSP 307Adv Tech Adult Critical Care4
RSP 308Resp Mgt & Quality Improvement3
RSP 401Intro to Sleep Disorders4
RSP 402Respiratory MGT3
RSP 403Respiratory Care Research (WI)3
RSP 404Adv Respiratory Care Practicum4
RSP 420 Bison image Capstone in Respiratory Care5
Free Elective2

 Major Information

  • Students are required to know and track their degree requirements for graduation or for entrance to a professional school.
  • Course offerings and course attributes are subject to change each semester. Please consult each semester’s schedule of courses for availability and attributes.
  • The respiratory care program prepares students for the advanced level of practice to function as a licensed respiratory therapist.
  • Students receive Marshall University credit for all courses in the program. Graduates of the cooperative program receive a Bachelor of Science degree in Respiratory Care from Marshall University.
  • The St. Mary’s/Marshall University Cooperative Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Care program is accredited by the Committee on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC).

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Four Year Plan

The Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Care Program is a cooperative effort between the Marshall University College of Health Professions and St. Mary’s School of Nursing and Health Professions. This program may be completed in four academic years and requires 121 credit hours. General education courses are offered on the Marshall University Huntington campus and respiratory courses are offered at St. Mary’s Medical Center School of Respiratory Care. Graduates of this program receive a Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Care degree from Marshall University and are eligible to make application to the National Board of Respiratory Care for the advanced respiratory care practitioner credentialing examination.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
First SemesterCredit Hours
BSC 227 Cap graduation image Human Anatomy 4
CHM 205 General, Organic, and Biochem 3
ENG 101 Bison image Beginning Composition 3
FYS 100 First Yr Sem Critical Thinking 3
MTH 121 Bison image  Cap graduation image Concepts and Applications (CT) 3
UNI 100 Freshman First Class 1
 Credit Hours17
Second Semester
BSC 228 Bison image  Cap graduation image Human Physiology 4
ENG 201 Bison image Advanced Composition 3
CMM 103 Cap graduation image Fund Speech-Communication 3
PSY 201 Bison image Introductory Psychology (CT) 3
Core II Fine Arts 3
 Credit Hours16
Second Year
First Semester
BSC 250 Bison image Microbiol & Human Disease 4
RSP 101 Cap graduation image Intro to Respiratory Care 3
RSP 102 Cap graduation image Intro Resp Care Procedures 3
RSP 102L Respiratory Lab 1
Core II Humanities (MC/I) 3
 Credit Hours14
Second Semester
RSP 100 Respiratory Pharmacology 3
RSP 201 Cap graduation image Pulmonary Pathophys 3
RSP 202 Cap graduation image Mech Vent Tech & MGT 3
RSP 203 Cap graduation image Respiratory Internship I 4
 Credit Hours13
Third Year
First Semester
RSP 206 Cap graduation image Neonatal/Pediatric Care 3
RSP 207 Cap graduation image Intro Critical Care MGT 3
RSP 208 Cap graduation image Respiratory Care Seminar 1
RSP 209 Respiratory Internship II 4
RSP 211 Dynamics of Pulmonary 2
RSP 212 Acute/Chronic Pulmonary Mgt 3
 Credit Hours16
Second Semester
RSP 210 Cap graduation image Respiratory Internship III 4
RSP 301 Intro Resp Care MGT 3
RSP 303 Cap graduation image Clinical Respiratory Education 3
RSP 308 Resp Mgt & Quality Improvement 3
Statistics 3
 Credit Hours16
Fourth Year
First Semester
RSP 302 Respiratory Internship IV 4
RSP 304 Adv Neonatal & Pediatrics 3
RSP 307 Adv Tech Adult Critical Care 4
Writing Intensive 3
Free Elective 1
 Credit Hours15
Second Semester
RSP 401 Intro to Sleep Disorders 4
RSP 402 Respiratory MGT 3
RSP 403 Respiratory Care Research (WI) 3
RSP 404 Adv Respiratory Care Practicum 4
RSP 420 Bison image Capstone in Respiratory Care 5
 Credit Hours19
 Total Credit Hours126