Respiratory Therapy

Professional Program in Respiratory Therapy

Program Mission
The Respiratory Therapy Program provides graduates with the technical skills for performing diagnostic evaluation, therapy, patient/family education and public education in cases of cardiopulmonary dysfunction. Graduates have the skills to perform diagnostic activities such as obtaining and analyzing physiological specimens, interpreting physiological data, and performing sleep disorder studies. They also have the skills for administering therapy involving such techniques as the application and monitoring of medical gases, environmental control systems, artificial airway care, and cardiopulmonary rehabilitation. These graduates have the further capability of conducting patient/family education activities that promote knowledge of disease processes, medical therapy and self - help, as well as public education activities that focus on the promotion of cardiopulmonary health.

Accreditation Status
The Texas Southern University, baccalaureate degree granting program, located on the main campus at 3100 Cleburne Street, Houston, Texas 77004 is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (

Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care
1248 Harwood Road
Bedford, Texas 76021-4244
(817) 283-2835

Our outcomes data from the 2014 Annual Report of Current Status (RCS) can be viewed at:

Admission Requirements
Applications for admission to this program are accepted and finalized each Fall Semester. All entry-level professional courses begin each Spring Semester. The application process is competitive and requires the submission of an application to the Admissions and Academic Standards Committee in the College through the Respiratory Therapy Program Director accompanied by three letters of recommendation and transcripts of all college work completed (transferred credits must be evaluated by the University Registrar). Students applying must have met ASSET responsibility and have GPA’s of 2.50 or better on a 4.00 scale in Mathematics and the Basic Sciences of Biology, Chemistry, and Physics. Applicants are required to take the HOBET (Health Occupations Basic Entrance Test) examination.

Applications for admission to this program are accepted and finalized each fall semester since entry-level professional courses begin each spring semester.

Advanced Standing
Advanced standing within the Health Sciences is the administrative placement of a student in a specific health program based on program requirements and the applicant’s completion of previous credits. Program applicants who qualify for advanced standing receive an administratively approved, individually prepared degree plan that recognizes previously earned college credits and professional credentials.

RT Advanced Standing(PDF)  
RT Curriculum(PDF)  
RT Application(PDF)


Respiratory Therapy Lambda Beta Honor Society
"Disaster Preparedness"
Location: Sterling Student Life Center Building 148, Room 207A
April 17, 2015 From 7:00AM-4:00PM

Registration Form (PDF)

Flyer (PDF)