Health Professions Program

Respiratory Therapy Curriculum

The Bachelor degree program for Respiratory Therapy at Indiana University School of Medicine prepares students to work as registered respiratory therapists. The program provides curricular content related to the acquisition of skills in management, education and research to build student competence in the cognitive, psychomotor and affective learning domains of respiratory care practice.

Courses in this professional program are sequential and must be taken in the order specified by the program faculty.

Junior Year Courses

Fall Semester CourseCredits
Introduction to Human Disease for Respiratory TherapistsPULM-F 3032.0
Cardiorespiratory PhysiologyPULM-F 3113.0
Cardiorespiratory Assessment and Patient CarePULM-F 3153.0
General Respiratory CarePULM-F 3254.0
Respiratory Care Techniques IPULM-F 3262.0
Cardiorespiratory Pharmacology IPULM-F 3332.0
Total 16.0
Spring Semester CourseCredits
Cardiorespiratory DiseasesPULM-F 3503.0
Life SupportPULM-F 3553.0
Respiratory Care Techniques IIPULM-F 3562.0
Respiratory Care Practicum IPULM-F 3853.0
Neonatal-Pediatric Respiratory CarePULM-F 4053.0
Cardiorespiratory Pharmacology IIPULM-F 4442.0
Total 16.0
Summer Session I CourseCredits
Respiratory Care Practicum IIPULM-F 3954.0
Total4.0

Senior Year Courses

Fall Semester CourseCredits
Pulmonary DiagnosticsPULM-F 3713.0
Introduction to Research in Respiratory CarePULM-F 4202.0
Cardiorespiratory Monitoring and Special TechniquesPULM-F 4513.0
Respiratory Care Practicum IIIPULM-F 4566.0
Pulmonary Rehabilitation and GeriatricsPULM-F 4613.0
Total 17.0
Spring Semester CourseCredits
Management and Leadership for Respiratory CarePULM-F 4303.0
Advanced Cardiac Life SupportPULM-F 4402.0
Seminar in Cardiorespiratory CarePULM-F 4453.0
Patient Education TechniquesPULM-F 4803.0
Respiratory Care Practicum IVPULM-F 4856.0
Total 17.0

Graduation Requirements

To qualify for graduation, Respiratory Therapy students must complete 120 credit hours of coursework, including 50 credit hours of prerequisite course work and 70 credit hours of professional course work. All course work must be completed in compliance with the program’s and school’s academic and professional policies.