1110 Cushwa Hall
The Master of Respiratory Care program has been designed specifically for respiratory therapists who desire to enhance their career options in clinical and/or leadership roles within the respiratory care profession. The many resources available to respiratory care practitioners through key professional organizations are also integrated throughout the program. The core of the program builds on skills related to clinical research, grant writing, leadership development, and technology applications related to educational/administrative settings. Specialty tracks encourage the student to further develop their skill base in education, management, and advanced clinical applications.
All respiratory care applicants must meet the following requirements:
- Regular admission requires a cumulative undergraduate grade-point average of at least 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale).
Applicants with a cumulative undergraduate grade point average of 2.7 to 2.99 may be admitted provisionally.
Applicants with a cumulative undergraduate grade point average of less than 2.7 will be required to submit an official report of the Graduate Record Examination (General Test) scores completed within the last five years for admission consideration.
- Current state license as a respiratory care practitioner
- National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) professional RRT (advanced practitioner) credential
- Membership in the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) in order to access data/projects that will be needed in academic coursework
- An (optional) personal interview and/or additional information as requested by the program’s admission committee.
- Students not meeting regular admission requirements may be provisionally admitted. See the Graduate Catalog under Provisional Admission.
Applicants must submit the following items to Graduate Admissions:
- Official transcripts from each college or institution of higher learning attended (other than YSU)
- Three (3) letters of recommendation from individuals familiar with the applicant’s academic or professional background
- A letter of intent stating one’s professional goals and how graduate education in respiratory therapy will help fulfill said goals
- An official report of the Graduate Record Examination (General Test) scores completed within the past five years if the applicant’s cumulative grade point average is less than 2.7
Amanda Roby, M.H.H.S., Assistant Professor
Salvatore Sanders, Ph.D., Professor
Technology applications for health care, education and management; student and faculty attributes related to learning; instructional design; distance learning
Mary Yacovone, M.Ed., Associate Professor
|Required Core Courses|
|RESC 6900||The Respiratory Care Profession||3|
|RESC 6950||Respiratory Care Research||3|
|HHS 6981||Grant Writing||3|
|RESC 6906||Respiratory Care Seminar||3|
|RESC 6908||Leadership Development in Respiratory Care||3|
|RESC 6920||Technology Applications for Health and Human Services||3|
|CJFS 6942||Research and Statistics in Health and Human Services||3|
|Education /Management/Therapeutic and Monitoring Tracks|
|Students are required to take a minimum of 4 classes from 3 individual tracks||12|
|Competency Assessment in Respiratory Care|
|Education and Accreditation in Respiratory Care|
|Planning and Fiscal Management|
|Managing Respiratory Services|
|Therapeutic and Monitoring Applications|
|Advanced Monitoring and Therapeutics|
|Advanced Mechanical Ventilation|
|Select one of the following:||3|
|Professional Codes in Healthcare|
|Health Services Issues|
|Comparative Health Systems|
|Special Topics in Respiratory Care|
|Other electives may be approved by program director or faculty advisor.|
|Total Semester Hours||39|