Respiratory Therapy is the health care discipline that specializes in the promotion of optimum cardiopulmonary function and health. Respiratory therapists apply scientific principles to prevent, identify, and treat acute or chronic dysfunction of the cardiopulmonary system. As a health care profession, Respiratory therapy is practiced under medical direction. Critical thinking, patient/environment assessment skills, and evidence-based clinical practice guidelines enable respiratory therapists to develop and implement effective care plans, protocols, and disease management programs.
The Associate of Science in Respiratory Care is committed to preparing students who are accountable and knowledgeable members of the Respiratory Care profession in an enhanced learning community and who partner with other health care professionals in planning and delivering high quality health care. The focus of program faculty and respiratory care students is to meet the future health care needs in southwest and central Louisiana. Our faculty is dedicated in preparing graduates to enter the workforce as registry-eligible therapists with the ability to be productive health care professionals in a culturally diverse society by contributing to their profession and dedicating themselves to life-long learning.
For additional information on coursework, please visit the Academic Catalog Curriculum.
Assistant Professor and Director for Respiratory Care
Respiratory Care Instructor
Director of Clinical Education
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Health Technology Building 104
Respiratory Care applications for Fall 2023 will be available in T104 starting January 17th, 2023. Check with your advisor or the LSUE Catalog to confirm eligibility before picking up an application.
Respiratory Care Scholarship Opportunities:
-Edward Calloway Incentive Award
-Loretta Tate Simon Memorial Scholarship
-Pink Ladies Auxiliary Award
-Lettie Pate Whitehead Scholarship
Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (www.coarc.com) CoARC Program Number 200570
Current Accreditation Status: Continuing Accreditation
CoARC accredits respiratory therapy education programs in the United States. To achieve this end, it utilizes an 'outcomes based' process. Programmatic outcomes are performance indicators that reflect the extent to which the educational goals of the program are achieved and by which program effectiveness is documented.
CoARC Programmatic Outcomes Data
National Board for Respiratory Care Pass Rate
Requirements for Admission and Degree Requirements
CoARC Standards and Guidelines
Technical Performance Standards
American Association for Respiratory Care
Louisiana Society for Respiratory Care
Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners
The National Board for Respiratory Care
Applications for the Fall Cohort will be available in T-104 after January 2021. Check with your advisor or the LSUE Catalog to confirm eligibility before picking up an application.