Students who choose this bachelor degree program will have no more than 6 years from admission or subsequent declaration to meet the requirements listed below. If certification, accreditation or statutory requirements change and additional requirements become effective during this time, the new requirements take precedence.
|ALH 320||Community and Public Health||3|
|ALH 330||Introduction to Epidemiology and Biostatistics||3|
|EXS 304||Physiology of Exercise||3|
|EXS 400||Advanced Cardiovascular Exercise Physiology||3|
|EXS 451||Research Methods in Allied Health Professions||3|
|or SWK 470||Program Evaluation|
|PTA 251||Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation||2|
|RES 250||Concepts of Respiratory Therapy||3|
|RES 300||Cardiopulmonary Assessment||3|
|RES 310||Respiratory Clinical Practice I||3|
|RES 315||Respiratory Diagnostics I||3|
|RES 325||Pharmacology for the Respiratory Therapist||3|
|RES 360||Respiratory Clinical Practice II||3|
|RES 400||Mechanical Ventilation||4|
|RES 410||Respiratory Clinical Practice III||4|
|RES 415||Respiratory Diagnostics II||3|
|RES 425||Neonatal Respiratory Care||2|
|RES 430||Pediatric Respiratory Care||2|
|RES 460||Respiratory Clinical Capstone||4|
|RES 470||Senior Seminar - NBRC Prep||2|
|RSM 300||Philosophy and Leadership in Recreation and Sport Management||3|
|SWK 365||Death And Dying||3|
|ALH 106||Medical Terminology||2|
|BIO 101||Principles of Biology||4|
|BIO 250||Anatomy and Physiology||5|
|BIO 251||Medical and Public Health Microbiology||4|
|CHE 101||Introductory Chemistry||4-5|
|or CHE 111||General Chemistry I|
|or PHL 231||Healthcare Ethics|
|or PHL 232||Business Ethics|
|PSY 101||General Psychology||3|
|PSY 240||Life-Span Developmental Psychology||3|
Program Graduation Requirements
- Earn a grade of C or higher in all major coursework.
- Earn an overall GPA of at least 2.0 and a major GPA of at least 2.0.
University Graduation Requirements
- Earn a minimum of 120 credit hours (100 level and higher, maximum of 6 CED credit hours applicable).
- Earn a minimum of 30 credit hours in upper-division courses. Lower-division transfer courses accepted as meeting upper-division departmental course requirements cannot be used to fulfill this requirement.
- Earn 30 of the last 45 credit hours at MWSU in institutional coursework (exclusive of credit by examination).
- Participate in required departmental and campus wide assessments.
- Fulfill the Missouri Constitution requirement.
- Successfully pass the Missouri Higher Education Civics Achievement exam.
CoARC granted approval of intent on 12/17/21. Final accreditation pending
The Respiratory Therapy (RT) program has a selective entrance policy. Application to the program is made separately from application for admission to Missouri Western. Applicants must meet the following minimum requirements:
- The applicant must apply and be admitted to MWSU.
- The applicant must have a minimum overall GPA of 2.5.
- Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) test score of 58.7% (academic preparedness category of proficiency) or above is required.
- The applicant must have completed or be currently enrolled in all general studies and RT support courses (and earn a grade of C or higher in each support course, as well as MAT 110, MAT 112, or MAT 116).
Taking and passing prerequisite courses does not assure acceptance into the RT program. A completed application and current transcript must be submitted to the Department of Health Professions by May 15th for a candidate to be considered for admission. Instructions for the TEAS test can be found on the department webpage.