Traditional Program – Full-Time Two-Year Track

The following 60 semester credit hours are required in the Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Care program’s full-time two-year track:

Year One Fall

Course IDCourse TitleSemester Credit Hours
RESP 31131Equipment and Techniques I Laboratory1
RESP 31151Basic Assessment and Diagnosis Laboratory1
RESP 31161Pharmacology I1
RESP 31171Clinical Practicum I1
RESP 33143Basic Assessment and Diagnosis3
RESP 34104Cardiopulmonary Anatomy and Physiology4
RESP 34134Equipment and Techniques I4
Total Hours15

Year One Spring

Course IDCourse TitleSemester Credit Hours
RESP 31281Pulmonary Function Testing1
RESP 32232Equipment and Techniques II Laboratory2
RESP 32262Clinical Practicum II2
RESP 33203Equipment and Techniques II3
RESP 33273Neonatal Cardiopulmonary Care3
RESP 34204Cardio-Respiratory Disorders4
Total Hours15

Year One Summer

Course IDCourse TitleSemester Credit Hours
RESP 4331Evidence Based Medicine3
RESP 31301Pharmacology II1
RESP 32302Clinical Internship I2
Total Hours6

Year Two Fall

Course IDCourse TitleSemester Credit Hours
RESP 41401Legal and Ethical Issues in Health Care1
RESP 42402Advanced Assessment and Diagnosis2
RESP 42432Pediatric Cardiopulmonary Care2
RESP 43403Critical Care Practices3
RESP 44454Clinical Practicum III4
Total Hours12

Year Two Spring

Course IDCourse TitleSemester Credit Hours
RESP 41461Foundations of Respiratory Care Education1
RESP 42552Respiratory Care Seminar2
RESP 43553Leadership and Management3
RESP 43563Clinical Internship II3
RESP 44503Disease Management3
Total Hours12

Full-Time Curriculum Summary

Year One Fall15
Year One Spring15
Year One Summer6
Year Two Fall12
Year Two Spring12
Total Program Hours60

A grade of D or F or a mark of U or NC in designated professional courses is not acceptable for progression to the next semester, nor is it acceptable for graduation if it occurs in the last semester of the program.

A grade of D in the following professional courses is acceptable for progression and/or for graduation if it occurs in the last semester of the program, as long as the student’s cumulative GPA is >2.50: RESP 41461: Respiratory Education; RESP 43553: Leadership and Management.

All other professional courses must be completed with a grade of C or better in order to progress to the next semester or to graduate, if it occurs in the last semester of the program. A minimum GPA of 2.0 is required to earn the degree.


The list of required textbooks is published on the UAMS Bookstore website in compliance with State of Arkansas General Assembly Act 175 of the 2007 Regular Session.