Flexible Respiratory Therapy Programs for Aspiring RTs from Stevens-Henager College
07/08/2010

Fast and flexible respiratory therapy programs offered by Stevens-Henager College are ideal for aspiring respiratory therapists who want to make a winning start to their career. The college’s Murray and Boise campuses are offering this degree at an Associate’s as well as a Bachelor’s level.

Online PR News – 08-July-2010 – – Salt Lake City, UT – Aspiring respiratory therapists can now make a winning start to their career by pursuing fast and flexible respiratory therapy programs at Stevens-Henager College.

The college’s Murray and Boise campuses are offering this degree at an Associate’s as well as a Bachelor’s level to meet the educational and professional objectives of different individuals interested in this dynamic field of healthcare.

Those who are looking for entry-level positions as respiratory therapists across a broad spectrum of healthcare facilities can pursue the Associate of Science in Respiratory Therapy degree, which will train them in classroom theory, laboratory experience, and clinical practice in respiratory care.

As part of their curriculum, graduates will get a solid foundation in respiratory care practice through courses in General Anatomy and Physiology, Cardiopulmonary and Renal Anatomy & Physiology, Patient Assessment/Electrocardiography, Introduction to Respiratory Therapy/Infection Control, etc.

They will also get hands on clinical training by working with patients in the respiratory care facility of some of the biggest hospitals in the area.

The Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Therapy degree, on the other hand, caters to individuals who want greater career mobility and are looking for management roles in respiratory care. Not only are graduates trained in clinical aspects of respiratory therapy, but they also acquire skills needed to successfully manage a respiratory care department through this program.

Courses covered under the BSRT program at Stevens-Henager College include Cardiac & Renal Anatomy & Physiology, Cardiopulmonary Pharmacology, Pulmonary Anatomy & Physiology, Microbiology & Decontamination, Airway Management, Medical Gas Therapy, etc.

The program also covers courses in Management Principles, Business Law, Psychology of Motivation, etc., that prepare students for responsible roles in supervisory positions.

While the Associate’s degree requires 20 months for completion, the Bachelor’s degree can be earned in 36 months or less with Stevens-Henager College’s accelerated schedule. Graduates need to obtain a license from the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) to practice as respiratory therapists in all the U.S. states except Hawaii and Alaska.

For details on both these programs, call at 1-800-622-2640 or visit http://www.stevenshenager.edu to request more information.

About Stevens-Henager College®

Established in 1891, Stevens-Henager College has built up a reputation in training generations of successful graduates over the years as well as being one of the oldest colleges in Utah. It is located over seven convenient campuses in Utah and Idaho. Stevens-Henager College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC), which is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as a national accrediting agency.