Respiratory Therapy (B.S.) - Resident

Respiratory Therapy (B.S.) - Resident

Important: This degree plan is effective for those starting this degree program in fall 2023 through summer 2024. This degree plan will remain in effect for students who do not break enrollment or who do not change degree programs, concentrations, or cognates.

General Education/Foundational Skills Requirements

Communication & Information Literacy 1
ENGL 101Composition and Rhetoric3
INQR 101Inquiry1
Communications Elective 23
Information Literacy Elective3
Information Literacy Elective3
Technological Solutions & Quantitative Reasoning 1
UNIV 101Foundational Skills1
Math ElectiveMATH 114 or higher 33
Technology Competency 40-3
Critical Thinking 1
RLGN 105Introduction to Biblical Worldview 52
RSCH 201Research3
Critical Thinking Elective3
Civic & Global Engagement 1
EVAN 101Evangelism and the Christian Life 52
Cultural Studies Elective3
Social & Scientific Inquiry 1
Natural Science Elective3
Social Science Elective 63
Christianity & Contexts 1
BIBL 105Old Testament Survey2
BIBL 110New Testament Survey2
THEO 201Theology Survey I 52
THEO 202Theology Survey II 52
Total Hours44-47

Refer to the list of approved general education electives before enrolling in foundational skill requirements


COMS 101 Speech Communication (3 c.h.) is strongly recommended


MATH 201 Introduction to Probability and Statistics (3 c.h.) is strongly recommended


All students must pass the Computer Assessment OR complete applicable INFT course


Students transferring in 45 or more UG credit hours will have the requirements of RLGN 105 Introduction to Biblical Worldview (2 c.h.) and EVAN 101 Evangelism and the Christian Life (2 c.h.) waived; Students transferring in 60 or more UG credit hours will also have the requirements of THEO 201 Theology Survey I (2 c.h.) and THEO 202 Theology Survey II (2 c.h.) waived


PSYC 101 General Psychology (3 c.h.) is strongly recommended

Major Requirements

Major Foundational Courses
BIOL 203Introductory Microbiology 14
BIOL 213Human Anatomy and Physiology I 13
BIOL 214Human Anatomy and Physiology I Lab 11
BIOL 215Human Anatomy and Physiology II 13
BIOL 216Human Anatomy and Physiology II Lab 11
CHEM 107Essentials of General and Organic Chemistry 14
MATH 201Introduction to Probability and Statistics 13
PHIL 380Biomedical Ethics 13
PSYC 101General Psychology 13
PHYS 201General Physics I 14
Total Hours29

Course may fulfill select general education requirements

Major Core
NURS 105Medical Terminology1
RESP 300Respiratory Health and Disease3
RESP 302Respiratory Care Equipment and Techniques4
RESP 304Introduction to Respiratory Care3
RESP 306Pulmonary Function and Testing4
RESP 308Artificial Ventilation3
RESP 310Clinical Observation 14
RESP 320Neonatal Respiratory Care2
RESP 321Pediatric Respiratory Care2
RESP 322Respiratory Care for Special Populations3
RESP 324Respiratory Pharmacology3
RESP 400Critical Respiratory Care3
RESP 402Clinical Experience I 14
RESP 404Guided Study in Respiratory Care3
RESP 406Advanced Ventilatory Support3
RESP 408Pulmonary Disease Management3
RESP 410Seminar3
RESP 412Clinical Experiences II 14
RESP 420Cardiopulmonary Physiology and Monitoring3
RESP 422Current Issues in Respiratory Care3
RESP 424Teaching and Learning Respiratory Therapy3
RESP 430Fundamentals of Respiratory Care Research3
RESP 432Respiratory Care Management and Leadership3
Total Hours70

Clinical Rotations require a background and immunizations check

All applicable prerequisites must be met

Graduation Requirements

  • 133 Total hours
  • 2.0 Overall grade point average
  • 33.25 Hours must be upper-level courses (300-400 level)
  • Grade of 'C' Minimum required for all major foundational courses and all upper-level courses in the major
  • 50% Of major taken through Liberty University
  • 33.25 Hours must be completed through Liberty University
  • Grad App Submission of Degree Completion Application must be completed within the last semester of a student's anticipated graduation date
  • CSER All requirements must be satisfied before a degree will be awarded
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