Respiratory Therapy

Respiratory therapists are health care professionals who evaluate and treat persons of all ages having lung and heart disorders. The responsibilities of the therapist include: pulmonary function assessment, administering oxygen and aerosolized drugs, breathing retraining and pulmonary rehabilitiation, acute care management of patients requiring ventilatory support, and emergency care.

Respiratory Therapy Program Accreditation

The Respiratory Therapy Program (offering the Bachelor of Health Science degree in Louisville, KY) is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC) (

Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care
1248 Harwood Road
Bedford, Texas 76021-4244

Careers in Respiratory Therapy

Learn more about the careers possible with a degree in Respiratory Therapy below.


Christy Kane, Ph.D. Chair (email
Harvy Snider, MD (email)
Diane Kemper, Program Assistant (email)
Janet Vogt, MHS (email)
Jerome Walker, EdD, (email) (website)

Study Abroad

Bellarmine offers a wide variety of study abroad options on 6 continents in over 50 countries and at over 150 partner campuses around the globe.


For more information about the Respiratory Therapy Department, call 502.272.8419.

All applications and correspondence relevant to admission should be directed to:
Bellarmine University
Office of Graduate Admission
2001 Newburg Road
Louisville, KY 40205

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