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¿Qué aprenderé?

Respiratory therapists (RTs) are highly skilled health care professionals who help people with their breathing. RTs care for patients by evaluating, treating and maintaining heart and lung function. They treat all age groups, from newborns to the elderly.

Where do Respiratory Therapists work?

Respiratory therapists work in a variety of hospital and/or community settings:

  • Intensive care units
  • Emergency departments
  • Operating rooms
  • Neonatal nurseries
  • Outpatient clinics
  • Sleep labs
  • Home care
  • Smoking cessation programs
  • Medical equipment sales
  • Education and research

How do I become a Respiratory Therapist?

The School of Health Sciences offers a four year Bachelor of Health Science (BHSc) degree program, which includes theory and practice. Students will take core professional development courses with a concentration on respiratory therapy specific skills. A diploma option is possible after completion of Year 3. The program curriculum offers the necessary competencies to challenge the national certification examination administered by the Canadian Board for Respiratory Care (CBRC).

Examples of Courses in the Program:

  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Cardiopulmonary Physiology
  • Respiratory Disease and Therapeutics
  • Human Pregnancy and Fetal/Newborn Development
  • Mechanical Ventilation
  • Foundations of Health Care Practice
  • Health Care Ethics
  • Statistics
  • Research Methods

¿En cuál departamento estoy?

Faculty of Health

Opciones de estudio

a tiempo completo (4 )

Costos de estudio
CAD$11.238,50 (US$ 8.760) por año
Fall term: CAN $5,936.12; winter term: CAN $5,302.38
Fecha de inicio

Esperado Septiembre 2022

Lugar

Carleton Campus

5981 University Avenue,

HALIFAX,

Nova Scotia (NS),

B3H 4R2, Canada

Requerimiento de entrada

Para estudiantes de Estados Unidos

To be considered for admission into the BEDS program, you must complete at least two years of specific undergraduate level courses. A minimum average of B- is required. Two years in a university degree program (twenty courses), with a minimum 2.5 grade point average (B- average). English language requirement: Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) - 237 (computer-based) 90 (iBT) and no lower than 20 in each band; International English Language Testing System (IELTS) - 6.5 overall and no lower than 6.0 in each band; Michigan English Test (MELAB) – 55; Pearson Test of English (Academic) - 61 overall and no lower than 50 in each skill.

Para estudiantes internacionales

To be considered for admission High School applicants require grade 12 academic English, Math, Chemistry and one of Biology or Physics with no mark below 70% in each of these courses and an overall minimum average of 75%. Post secondary applicants require a minimum GPA of 2.75 (on a 4.30 scale), with no grade lower than C in prerequisite courses.

English language requirement:

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) - 237 (computer-based) 90 (iBT) and no lower than 20 in each band
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) - 6.5 overall and no lower than 6.0 in each band
  • Michigan English Test (MELAB) – 55
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) - 61 overall and no lower than 50 in each skill

The application deadline for September entry is February 15, 2021.

Puede haber diferentes requisitos de IELTS en función del curso elegido.

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