Why Choose Respiratory Care?
The Respiratory Care field offers challenge and mobility. Working as a member of the health care team, you will participate in the diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of patients with diseases of the heart and lungs. You will be prepared to give patients both emergency and long-term care working with continually improving techniques and equipment.
The curriculum is designed so that all lecture courses are delivered over the internet. The laboratory courses meet on campus or at an off campus location. During the laboratory sessions, students practice with various pieces of equipment as they develop their patient care skills in preparation for the clinical internships.
The program is fully accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs in conjunction with the Committee on Accreditation for Respiratory Care.
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Employment opportunities include critical ventilatory management, cardiopulmonary rehabilitation, pulmonary function testing, neonatal and pediatric respiratory care as well as home care. Prospects for the future are bright. Growing attention to heart diseases and their cause, plus new developments in treating and preventing such disease, promise to broaden the field and provide more job opportunities.
Students must be admitted to the university. To be qualified to enter the professional sequence of the program high school graduates must have a minimum of a 2.5 gpa from either high school or through completion of college work.
To assure students of a quality technical education in classroom/lab and clinical practice, enrollment is limited. Students who meet or will have met the program’s qualification criteria by the end of Spring semester are required to apply to the program’s professional sequence between January 15 and January 30 of the year prior to the August professional sequence entry. Admission will be based upon date of qualification.
To graduate from the Respiratory Care Program, the student must earn a “C” grade or better in each of the respiratory care courses, the CAHS core courses, BIOL 109 and all general education requirements.
Ferris guarantees you an internship in the last three semesters of the program, although due to limited space, specific clinical site locations cannot be guaranteed. If a student interrupts progression in the professional sequence of the program, re-entry cannot be guaranteed due to space limitations in laboratory and clinical placement sites.
College of Allied Health Sciences
Ferris State University
200 Ferris Drive
Big Rapids, MI 49307
Phone: 231-591-2270 or
1-800-462-8553, ext. 2266