The four-year program in Respiratory Care leads to the Bachelor of Science and therapist-level certification. Based in the College of Education, Nursing and Health Professions, the program offers the student the best of two worlds: a liberal arts education and a highly skilled, allied health career. The four-year program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Respiratory Care, and by the State of Connecticut. During the program the student pursues both on-campus and hospital-based study. Clinical study at Hartford Hospital begins during the second year and is integrated throughout the second, third, and fourth years. With the assistance of the clinical faculty, students select two areas of specialization that may include pediatrics, adult critical care, pulmonary function, patient assessment and education, cardiac laboratory techniques, allied health education, management, supervision, or research.
The program is open to qualified full- and part-time students and welcomes applications from associate-degreed, registered respiratory care practitioners.