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Respiratory Therapy

Bachelor of Science Degree in Respiratory Therapy

Respiratory therapists care for patients who are having difficulty breathing. Patients with asthma, emphysema, or COPD may be treated by respiratory therapists. Respiratory therapists will treat a range of patients from premature infants to elderly patients. Respiratory therapists may work in high-stress situations such as in the emergency room treating trauma patients.

Begin your journey here

Students seeking a profession in respiratory therapy may begin prerequisite courses at Indiana University Kokomo before transferring to the Indiana University-Purdue University Respiratory Therapy program.

What can you do with this degree?

Students in this career may find employment in:

  • hospitals
  • long-term facilities
  • in-home care
  • and more

Discover more about this program

To learn more, visit the Indiana University School of Medicine Respiratory Therapy Program bulletin page.

Last updated: 02/03/2016