University of Minnesota | Rochester
in educational collaboration with Mayo School of Health Sciences

Respiratory Care Degree Program

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The Bachelor of Science in Health Professions Respiratory Care Track delivers upper-division curriculum designed to prepare students to become respiratory care practitioners with advanced-level clinical skills.  

The mission of the track is to:

  • Prepare students to become respiratory care practitioners with advanced-level clinical skills
  • Provide professional courses and clinical experiences to support professional development
  • Prepare students to serve as consultants to physicians and other medical staff
  • Offer students options for specialized clinical study including:
    • Adult critical care and patient transport
    • Newborn and pediatric critical care
    • Cardiopulmonary diagnostics-pulmonary function testing
    • Cardiopulmonary rehabilitation, disease prevention, case management in asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), as well as smoking cessation and lung health counseling