Respiratory Therapy

Why choose Respiratory Therapy at WSU?

  • One hundred percent of WSU respiratory therapy graduates who seek jobs in the field are employed.

  • WSU graduates have an 97 percent pass-rate on the national board exams (required for licensure) compared with the national pass-rate of 76 percent.

  • WSU's respiratory therapy program offers a low student/faculty ratio.

What degrees/certificates are available?

Bachelor of Science (BS) Respiratory Therapy

Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Respiratory Therapy

Associate of Science (AS) Respiratory Therapy

What courses are offered through online/distance learning?

The Respiratory Therapy Department does not offer an online program. Utah residents may earn respiratory therapy degrees in Provo, and Layton at WSU Davis. For more information, contact the department at 801-626-7071 or click here.

What are the employment opportunities?

Respiratory care practitioners are in great demand in hospitals, extended care facilities, nursing homes, equipment sales and repair, and in the home-care industry.

What are starting salaries of graduates?
Starting salaries vary depending on the region, workplace and skill level. The median salary for full-time respiratory care practitioners in 2008 was $42,000 per year.  For more information, go to Career Services.


What will I learn in the program?

Respiratory therapy students learn about diseases of the heart and lungs, equipment used in respiratory therapy, drugs as therapeutic agents, administration of medical gases, artificial ventilation techniques and diagnostic procedures.

Where can I find out more about the programs?

Dr. Ezekiel Dumke College of Health Professions
Weber State University
3907 University Circle
OgdenUT 84408-3907
phone 1-800-350-7042; 801-626-6136

Department Contact 

Department Chair Paul G. Eberle, PhD, RRT

Department Phone 801-626-7071

Is there an application deadline?

Applications are due on the following dates:

WSU Ogden: February 1
WSU Davis: August 1 (even years)
WSU/IHC Campus: August 1 (odd years)
WSU Provo: November 1