Respiratory Therapy



Program Description

Respiratory Therapists administer respiratory therapy care and life support to patients with deficiencies and abnormalities of the cardiopulmonary system. More specifically, you will be assessing patients, determining the most appropriate methods of therapies, setting up and operating equipment, monitoring the patient's response to various treatment modalities, performing pulmonary function testing, and assisting patients with breathing maneuvers.

The Idaho State University Respiratory Therapy Associate Degree program in Pocatello, Idaho is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care.
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1248 Harwood Road
Bedford, Texas 76021-4244
(817) 283-2835
CoARC Programmatic Outcomes Data

 

Graduates Employed or Continuing Education Last Year

91%

 

Idaho Median Income

$55,070

 

National Median Income

$58,670

Program Overview

  • Program accepts students in August
  • Pre-requisite courses and an application are required for admission into the program
  • Program admits 15 students each year
  • Program contains elements of on-line instruction, required face-to-face contact for clinical instruction and skills sign-off, and clinical experience rotations in a variety of work settings.

Degree Options

Associate of Science degree: Respiratory Therapy (3 years)

Bachelor of Science in Health Science (4+ years)

For special application procedures contact CTech Student Services (208) 282-2622.

Career Opportunities

  • Hospitals and doctor's offices
  • Nursing care facilities
  • Sleep labs
  • Pulmonary function labs
  • Home care
  • Durable medical equipment

Program Application Documents

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921 South 8th Avenue
Pocatello, Idaho, 83209

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