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									Respiratory Therapy
                                      BYRDINE F. LEWIS
                                      SCHOOL OF NURSING &
                                      HEALTH PROFESSIONS

Undergraduate and Graduate Programs
who we are                                                                          Arzu Ari, Ph.D., R.R.T., Georgia State University, Associate Professor
                                                                                    Lawrence Bryant, Ph.D., R.R.T., University of Georgia, Assistant
Respiratory therapy is a fast-growing healthcare                                    Doug Gardenhire, Ed.D., R.R.T., University of Georgia, Assistant
career, ranked 15th in growth rate by Money maga-                                   Professor and Director of Clinical Education
zine. The technology-oriented profession of respi-
ratory therapy offers an opportunity to work in co-                                 Lynda T. Goodfellow, Ed.D., R.R.T., University of Georgia, Associ-
operation with physicians to care for people with a                                 ate Dean of Academic Affairs and Associate Professor of Respiratory
wide variety of breathing disorders such as asthma,                                 Therapy
emphysema, pneumonia and lung infections, cystic
fibrosis and premature birth lung problems.                                         Robert Harwood, M.S.A., R.R.T., Central Michigan University, Clin-
                                                                                    ical Assistant Professor and Division Head
As a healthcare profession, respiratory therapy                                     Robert Pettignano,         M.D., M.B.A., Emory University School of
also offers a wide and diversified choice of work                                   Medicine, Medical Director for Respiratory Therapy
environment. Respiratory therapists work with
patients of many ages. Also, therapists can choose                                  Meryl Sheard, M.S., R.P.F.T., Georgia State University, Academic
from a variety of workplace options, including hos-                                 Professional
pitals, home healthcare agencies, outpatient cen-
ters or physician offices and sleep disorder clinics.                               Ralph (Chip) Zimmerman, M.S., R.R.T., Troy            State University,
Longer term career options offer the possibility of                                 Clinical Assistant Professor
supervisory and management positions, including
department heads, advanced clinicals specialist work, teaching positions as a
faculty member, or positions with equipment and technology firms. Salaries for
graduates of a bachelor degree program are competitive with other healthcare
professions. A license is required in most states, including Georgia, in order to
practice as a respiratory therapist.

Georgia State University’s Division of Respiratory Therapy offers both
a bachelor of science degree in respiratory therapy and a master of
science degree in health sciences with a specialization in respiratory

the programs
                                                                                        INTEGRATED BACHELOR OF SCIENCE TO MASTER OF SCIENCE
                                                                                        IN HEALTH SCIENCES SPECIALIZING IN RESPIRATORY THERAPY
                                                                                        The integrated bachelor’s to master’s degree program in respiratory therapy is de-
                                                                                        signed for students with a bachelor’s degree in another field. It combines undergradu-
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE                                                                     ate and graduate coursework, including some on-line courses, with practical, hands-on
The respiratory therapy curriculum is a five semester course of study beyond            experience in metro Atlanta’s top health care institutions. The program requires full-
the first two years of the undergraduate curriculum. Because of its professional        time enrollment.
nature, students apply for admission into the program and are formally admitted
at the beginning of the fall semester of their junior year. Prior to admission to the   Student selection is based on: minimum 3.0 overall grade point average, science GPA,
                                                                                        and GRE scores (1000 minimum), as well as consistency of academic performance,
program, students must complete the core curriculum. To be admitted, students
                                                                                        grade trends, and interpersonal abilities. Class size is limited to availability at the clinical
must:                                                                                   sites. Students are required to complete several undergraduate science courses before
                                                                                        beginning respiratory therapy coursework. Application deadline is May 1 and admis-
         1. Have a minimum GPA of 2.5 or higher                                         sion is for fall semester only.
         2. Complete all prerequisite general education curriculum course work
         3. Attend a mandatory faculty advisement seminar                               For more information on the application process and the curriculum for the integrated
         4. Submit a formal application                                                 degree program:

An advanced standing track is available for students who hold an associ-
ate of science degree in respiratory therapy. This program is 39 hours of
respiratory therapy curriculum plus any prerequisites the student needs.

In addition to the general curriculum for the freshman and sophomore
years, the Division of Respiratory therapy requires the following specific
          - a two-course survey of chemistry
          - elementary statistics                                                       MASTER OF SCIENCE IN HEALTH SCIENCES
          - two courses of human anatomy and physiology
          - introductory physics or RT 2011 “Application of Physical Principles         SPECIALIZING IN RESPIRATORY THERAPY
            in Healthcare” offered at Georgia State University                          The Master of Science in Health Sciences degree specializing in respiratory therapy
          - microbiology and public health                                              prepares students as advanced clinical practitioners. M.S. graduates evaluate technol-
                                                                                        ogy used in respiratory therapy in a scientific manner and are equipped to provide a
Further information on the general curriculum and course descriptions can be            more advanced level of assistance to physicians in respiratory therapy. In addition, M.S.
found in the Georgia State University undergraduate catalog.                            graduates are qualified as faculty in technical schools, and A.S. and B.S. degree respira-
                                                                                        tory therapy programs.

                                                                                        This graduate degree program offers both a thesis and non-thesis option. In order to
                                                                                        be admitted to either track of the graduate program, students must:
                                                                                        1. Have a minimum GPA of 3.0 in all college-level course work
                                                                                        2. Provide evidence of credentialing as a registered respiratory therapist (R.R.T.)
                                                                                            or other health professional with cardiopulmonary experience
                                                                                        3. Provide a brief resume and list of professional references
                                                                                        4. Have acceptable scores on the GRE (minimum 1000)
                                             5. A minimum of one year professional work experience in respiratory therapy for
                                                                                           traditional M.S. students (or petition for departmental waiver)
                                                                                        6. Submit a formal application
             respiratory therapy majors
                                          FIRST YEAR
                                          Fall Semester
                                          RT 3005/6005 Clinical Cardiopulmonary Physiology
                                          RT 3025/6025 Patient Evaluation
                                          RT 3050/6050 Clinical I
                                          SNHP 3010/6010 Advanced Graduate Medical Terminology
                                          RT 3111/6111 Respiratory Care Procedures I
                                          SNHP 7810 Laboratory Interpretation (B.S. to M.S.)

                                          Spring Semester
                                          RT 3027/6027 Pulmonary Diseases
                                          RT 3030/6030 Pulmonary Diagnostics
                                          RT 3040/6040 Respiratory Care Pharmacology
                                          RT 3051/6051 Clinical II
                                          RT 3112/6112 Respiratory Care Procedures II
                                          RT 7090 Literature Review in Respiratory Care

                                          Summer Semester
required courses for

                                          RT 3052/6052 Clinical II
                                          RT 4011/67011 Ventilatory Support I
                                          RT 4070/7070 Advanced Cardiac Life Support
                                          RT 7020 Advanced Clinical Preceptorship (B.S. to M.S.)
                                          RT 7055 Applications of Sleep Medicine OR
                                                                                                   CLINICAL AFFILIATES
                                          RT 7095 Problems in Respiratory Care
                                                                                                   Student in the respiratory therapy program complete five clinical rotations. The
                                                                                                   primary clinical affiliates with the Georgia State program include: Atlanta Medi-
                                          SECOND YEAR                                              cal Center, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Emory University Midtown Hos-
                                          Fall Semester                                            pital, DeKalb Medical Center, Emory University Hospital, Northside Hospital,
                                          RT 4012 /7012 Ventilatory Support II                     Piedmont Hospital, Gwinnett Medical Center,Wellstar Health System, and other
                                          RT 4060 Advanced Critical Care Monitoring (B.S. only)    metro Atlanta and Georgia hospitals as well.
                                          RT 4080/7080 Pediatric Respiratory Care
                                          RT 4051/7051 Clinical IV
                                          RT 3500 Research Methods (B.S. only)
                                          RT 7040 Advanced Cardio Monitoring (B.S. to M.S.)
                                          SNHP 6000 Research for Health Professions

                                          Spring Semester
                                          RT 4052/7052 Clinical V
                                          RT 4075/7075 Patient Management Strategies
                                          RT 4085/7085 Professional Trends to Long-term Care
                                          RT 4081/7081 Neonatal Respiratory Care
                                          RT 7030 Advanced Topics in Mechanical Ventilation
                                          RT 7050 Research Statistics II
                                          RT 7995 Directed Study/7999 Thesis

                                          Summer Semester (M.S. only)
                                          RT 7995 Directed Studies or 7999 Thesis
                                          RT 7010 Teaching Practicum OR
                                          RT 7020 Advanced Clinical Preceptorship
For specific questions regarding programs and applications:

Office of Academic Assistance               404/413-1000
Catalogs available at:
For graduate program applications:

Office of Academic Assistance               404/413-1000

Division of Respiratory Therapy             404/413-1225

                                 BYRDINE F. LEWIS
                                 SCHOOL OF NURSING &
                                 HEALTH PROFESSIONS

                                 Byrdine F. Lewis School of
                                 Nursing and Health Professions
                                 Division of Respiratory Therapy
                                 P.O. Box 4019
                                 Atlanta, GA 30303-4019

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