A person can live without food for a few weeks and without water for a few days. But if someone stops breathing for more than a few minutes, death will result. Whenever the breath of life is at risk, the respiratory therapist is called upon to intervene. Respiratory therapists, also known as respiratory care practitioners (RCPs), specialize in the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, management and rehabilitation of people with breathing disorders.
Patients treated by respiratory care practitioners range from premature infants to the aged. Respiratory care practitioners can be found working in a variety of settings from the hospital to the home.
Our program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Programs by recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation for Respiratory Care.
If you are interested in the Respiratory Care program you must attend a "Pre-Admission Conference". Next application deadline is February 15th. There are more applicants than slots open for students so we use a selective admission process. For more information about applying to the Respiratory Care program view the "Complete Application Packet" which can be downloaded from the Selective Admission: Respiratory Care program page.
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Employment information can be found at the US Bureau of Labor Statistics Health Care Worker Wages for Lexington.