Respiratory Therapy


  • Mission Statment

    The mission of WSU Department of Respiratory Therapy is to prepare graduates for the practice of respiratory therapy in a variety of health care settings. The program offers career mobility through an articulated ladder approach to respiratory therapy education. WSU respiratory therapy faculty provides education to a diverse population of students residing in urban and rural areas, building a foundation for life-long personal and professional learning at the Associate of Applied Science (AAS), Baccalaureate (BS) and Master’s level (MSRT).


    • The stated goals of the Department of Respiratory Therapy at Weber State University are to 1) prepare competent pre-professional and baccalaureate respiratory therapists (national credential eligible upon program completion) through traditional and satellite educational models. 2) Ensure credentialing success and to 3) demonstrate professionalism in respiratory care practices. The program utilizes rigorous selection criteria to admit students who have the technical and behavioral characteristics to succeed in the program. Continuous advising and mentoring procedures are in place to graduate appropriate numbers of practitioners to match employment needs in Utah and the region.