The Michener Institute for Applied Health Sciences

Respiratory Therapy

Program Information

School:The Michener Institute for Applied Health Sciences
Faculty:Health Sciences
Field of Study:Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
Description:Breathing - it's one of those things we take for granted. But rising levels of pollution, combined with an aging population, are making breathing difficulties more common. Respiratory Therapists are crucial members of the health care team who treat and monitor patients' cardiopulmonary needs.

The Respiratory Therapy Integrated Diploma Program, offered jointly by The Michener Institute and Dalhousie University, combines practical, hands-on experience with both on-site and distance learning. Michener has had a long and prestigious history of educating health professionals in the field of Respiratory Therapy. Dalhousie, located in Halifax, renowned as a centre of scientific and research excellence, contributes much to the world's health knowledge base. It is home to some of Canada's top scientists, clinicians, and students. Dalhousie blends the finest academic traditions with innovative thinking and outstanding educational opportunities, as evidenced through the Respiratory Therapy program partnership with Michener. Once you've earned a Diploma in Health Science (Respiratory Therapy), you have the option of working in the field immediately or completing a Bachelor of Health Science in Respiratory Therapy in just one additional year by distance through Dalhousie. If you prefer, the degree may also be completed on a part-time basis. Take advantage of Michener's excellent reputation in health care and get hands-on clinical experience in world-renowned health institutions, including The Hospital for Sick Children and Mount Sinai Hospital.
URL:Respiratory Therapy at The Michener Institute for Applied Health Sciences
Length:3 Year(s)

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*75

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade12 Mathematics 
  •  Grade12 Biology 
  •  Grade12 Chemistry 

Ontario Secondary School Diploma required. Also required are four grade 12 University (U) level courses: English (U); Mathematics (U); Biology (U); Chemistry (U); Grade 11 or 12 Physics (U); one University (U) or University/Mixed (U/M) level courses; an overall average of 75% in all the six courses used to meet the admission requirements and no grade lower than 70% in the six prerequisites.

Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Computer Based) [min. 250+5] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 100+22] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 600] or Test of Written English (part of TOEFL) [min. 5] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6]

* The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on July 28, 2013