The role of a respiratory therapist

In hospital settings a respiratory therapist:

  • Assists physicians by assessing the patient's condition.
  • Plans and initiates treatment.
  • Provides patient education.

Treatments provided by a respiratory therapist include:

  • Oxygen and humidity therapy
  • Chest physical therapy
  • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  • State-of-the-art life support technologies

Program Goal

Our goal is to provide the education essential for graduates to meet the future challenges they will encounter as respiratory therapy professionals. Specifically, the goal of the Respiratory Therapy program is to prepare graduates with demonstrated competence in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior), learning domains of respiratory care as performed by the registered respiratory therapist. As a baccalaureate program we prepare leaders for the field of respiratory care by including curricular content that includes objectives related to the acquisition of skills in one or more of the following: management, education, research and/or advanced clinical practice which may include an area of specialization.

Professional Accreditation

The Augusta University Respiratory Therapy Program, CoARC #200224, Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Therapy on the Health Sciences Campus in Augusta, GA holds continuing accreditation status from the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (). This allows the graduate to enter the credentialing system by National Board for Respiratory Care.

Program Outcomes

In recognition of the program’s success in inspiring its graduates to achieve their highest educational and professional aspirations the Respiratory Therapy Program was awarded the Distinguished Registered Respiratory Therapist Credentialing Success by CoARC four out of the last five years.

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Admissions

Which courses transfer?
一元微信提现麻将If you are a current student at Augusta University visit the . Transferable courses are listed by state, college, and topic. If you have questions after going to the Transfer Course Equivalency page contact the subject department (English, math chemistry, etc.) or the program director of the Respiratory Therapy program.

Prerequisite Course Requirements for Admission
Criminal Background Check and Drug Screen:一元微信提现麻将 You must complete a criminal background check and drug screen before the start of the program in order to participate in clinical internship courses. You will be notified of how and when to complete these requirements and will be responsible for the associated fees. 

NOTE:一元微信提现麻将 If an adverse report is produced, there is a possibility you will not be accepted by clinical affiliates.  In this case, you may be unable to complete clinical internship courses.  Such circumstances will preclude your ability to successfully complete the program.


 

Contact Us

user icon Program Director: Andrew Mazzoli PhD, RRT
location-arrow icon Health Sciences Campus
map-marker icon 987 St. Sebastian Way EC-4318, Augusta, GA 30904
phone icon 706-721-2939 | fax icon 706-721-0495
envelope icon amazzoli@augusta.edu