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International students are eligible to apply for the MHS-RT with: 1. a previous non-Respiratory Therapy bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited (or equivalent) college or university, or 2. a bachelor’s degree in Respiratory Therapy from a regionally accredited (or equivalent) college or university, non-CoARC accredited Respiratory Therapy program. You are not eligible for the MHS – RT if you are an international student with a bachelor’s degree in Respiratory Therapy from a Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC) accredited program.
Please complete the items under Procedure for Admission and submit the following:
Language Proficiency. Bellarmine’s Respiratory Therapy Program requires an official TOEFL iBT or IELTS score for verification of language proficiency for applicants: a) who were born outside the US in a non-English language speaking country, b) for whom English is a second language, or c) who have a degree or transcripts from a non-US institution. Applicants must earn a total score of 83 or higher and a speaking score of 26 or higher on the TOEFL iBT or earn a total band score of 7 or higher AND a speaking band score of 8 or higher on the IELTS to meet the language proficiency requirement. Only official score reports will be accepted. The program reserves the right to review English language experience or to require a TOEFL or IELTS from any applicant. The official score should be sent to both Allied Health CAS and Bellarmine University. In addition, the program reserves the right to require an in-person or “live” (through distance technology) writing sample from any applicant.
Financial Affidavit. All applicants must provide credible evidence (e.g. a bank statement, letter on bank stationary attesting to the availability of funds, etc.) of the ability to fund the cost of attending Bellarmine University for one academic year. If funds are provided by another person on behalf of the student, an affidavit must accompany the financial information.
Proof of Passport. Scan of passport ID page must show validity for 6 months post completion of the program.
Prerequisite and/or Pre-Major Courses
The following are pre-major courses and will typically be completed prior to admission to the program; however, upon approval from the department chair, some of these courses may be taken concurrently with the major courses. Courses from this list, if taken after admission to the program, would be considered graduation requirements:
- 8 hours of Anatomy and Physiology I and II
- 4 hours of Microbiology
- 4 hours of General College Chemistry
- 3-4 hours of Physics
- 3 hours of General Psychology
- 3-4 hours of Pathophysiology
- 3-4 hours of Statistics
Total prerequisite and pre-major credits: 28-30 hours