Frequently Asked Questions

What is Respiratory Therapy?

Click here for an explanation by the American Association for Respiratory Care.

How much money do respiratory therapist make and what is the employment outlook?

Click here to go to the OneStopShop Career website.

Click here to view the jobs listed with the AARC (American Association for Respiratory Care)

What degrees can I get in respiratory therapy at WSU?  

Associate of Applied Science in Respiratory Therapy

Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Therapy

Master of Science in Respiratory Therapy

Do I have to apply to the Respiratory Therapy program? 

Click on the "Admissions" link to find out how to apply.

How do I know if the classes I am taking are equivalent to WSU's if I am a transfer student?

Contact the Dr. Ezekiel R. Dumke College of Health Professions Office of Admissions and Advisement 1-800-848-7770 ext 6136 or email for course equivalencies. Click here for the WSU Transfer Guide.

How long is the program? 

After about a year of prerequisite and general education classes you can apply to the program. If selected you will be able to receive an A.A.S. in respiratory therapy. This will allow you to be eligible to complete your B.S. in Respiratory Therapy. The B.S. in Respiratory Therapy will allow you to sit for your Certified Respiratory Therapist and Registered Respiratory Therapist credential. This B.S. will take an additional one to two years of full-time school depending on how much general education and upper division you have when entering the Respiratory Therapy Program.

I am a student at another college or university that does NOT have HTHS 1110/1111, Pathophysiology and Respiratory Therapy 1540. How can I take these classes?  

These classes are offered online.

Who do I call for more information?

You can call the Respiratory Therapy Department at 801-626-7071 or the College of Health Professions Admissions and Counseling Office at 801-626-6136.

 Can I get financial aid? 

Depends on your financial circumstances. Click here for more information.

Where is the Respiratory Therapy Department? 

We are located in the Marriott Health (MH) building just west of the football stadium. We are on the third floor room 309.