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Respiratory Care (Leadership)

12 months
765 USD/credit 27540 USD/year
765 USD/credit 27540 USD/year
357 USD/credit 12852 USD/year
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Graduate of the Respiratory Care (Leadership) program from Texas State University will be a leader in acute care, specialty clinics, pulmonary rehabilitation, home care, and academic settings.


The Department of Respiratory Care operates two research labs, three teaching labs, and a four-bed sleep lab that is fully accredited to diagnose and treat patients suffering from sleep disorders. Students have access to internationally recognized faculty and the most up-to-date equipment to complement learning and research opportunities.

Program Mission

The mission of the Respiratory Care (Leadership) program from Texas State University is directed toward advancing critical-thinking skills, developing competent professionals, and preparing graduates for cardiopulmonary, polysomnography, and leadership roles in various healthcare delivery systems. The curriculum is structured to encourage a lifelong habit of research advancement, continuing education, and professional skill growth. The vision of the Department of Respiratory Care is to produce quality graduates who meet the expectations of the communities of interest served by the program, to establish and maintain an excellent national reputation, and to be a leader in innovative educational endeavors in the profession.

Career Options

  • faculty member in an academic institution
  • director of clinical education in a respiratory care program
  • program director of a respiratory care program
  • director/manager in a hospital respiratory care department or sleep lab
  • clinical specialist in a healthcare/equipment company

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Cardiopulmonary Physiology

  • Clinical Practice Guidelines and Respiratory Care Protocols

  • Respiratory Care Research Methods and Design

  • Cardiopulmonary Disease Patient Education

  • Respiratory Care Applied Research

  • Academic Leadership in Respiratory Care

  • Advanced Respiratory Care Seminar

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


36 SCH



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

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  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited university (U.S. Citizens)
  • International applicants not eligible for the NBRC RRT credential must have a baccalaureate degree in Respiratory Care/Therapy
  • a copy of an official transcript from each institution where course credit was granted
  • minimum 2.75 GPA in your last 60 hours of undergraduate course work (plus any completed graduate courses)
  • proof of the RRT national credential administered through the NBRC (U.S. Citizens)
  • resume/CV
  • statement of purpose indicating ability and interest in completing the degree program
  • three letters of recommendation from professionals or academics competent to assess your interest in pursuing a career or advancing in the field of study

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    27540 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 765 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    27540 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 765 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    12852 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 357 USD per credit during 12 months.


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