Bellarmine Respiratory Therapy Programs
Respiratory therapists are specialized healthcare practitioners with training and expertise in the diagnosis, treatment and management of cardiopulmonary diseases, including mechanical ventilation in emergency, critical-care and long-term care settings. Respiratory therapists are licensed and specialty board-credentialed; they work together with critical-care physicians and nurses to develop treatment strategies.
Fully accredited by Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC), Bellarmine offers two ways to become a Respiratory Therapist:
The mission of Bellarmine University is to educate its students’ “…mind, body, and spirit—for meaningful lives, rewarding careers, ethical leadership, and service to improve the human condition.” The goal of the respiratory therapy program is subsumed within the university mission, in that the program graduates serve as, “…competent advanced level respiratory therapists.