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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 Course Credits
Introduction to Human Disease for Respiratory Therapists PULM-F 303 2.0
Cardiorespiratory Physiology PULM-F 311 3.0
Cardiorespiratory Assessment and Patient Care PULM-F 315 3.0
General Respiratory Care PULM-F 325 4.0
Respiratory Care Techniques I PULM-F 326 2.0
Cardiorespiratory Pharmacology I PULM-F 333 2.0
Total 16.0
Spring Semester Course Credits
Cardiorespiratory Diseases PULM-F 350 3.0
Life Support PULM-F 355 3.0
Respiratory Care Techniques II PULM-F 356 2.0
Respiratory Care Practicum I PULM-F 385 3.0
Neonatal-Pediatric Respiratory Care PULM-F 405 3.0
Cardiorespiratory Pharmacology II PULM-F 444 2.0
Total 16.0
Summer Session I Course Credits
Respiratory Care Practicum II PULM-F 395 4.0
Total 4.0

Senior Year Courses

Fall Semester Course Credits
Pulmonary Diagnostics PULM-F 371 3.0
Introduction to Research in Respiratory Care PULM-F 420 2.0
Cardiorespiratory Monitoring and Special Techniques PULM-F 451 3.0
Respiratory Care Practicum III PULM-F 456 6.0
Pulmonary Rehabilitation and Geriatrics PULM-F 461 3.0
Total 17.0
Spring Semester Course Credits
Management and Leadership for Respiratory Care PULM-F 430 3.0
Advanced Cardiac Life Support PULM-F 440 2.0
Seminar in Cardiorespiratory Care PULM-F 445 3.0
Patient Education Techniques PULM-F 480 3.0
Respiratory Care Practicum IV PULM-F 485 6.0
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.