The Michener Institute for Applied Health Sciences

Respiratory Therapy (RT)

Program Information

School:The Michener Institute for Applied Health Sciences
Faculty:Health Sciences
Degree:Diploma; Advanced
Field of Study:Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
Description:There is a lot of diversity in the field of Respiratory Therapy. Many RT?s work in hospitals in the Intensive Care Unit, Delivery Room, Operating Room, Emergency Department and/or Pulmonary Function Lab. RT?s may also bring their skills into the community where they work in home care, complex continuing care or rehabilitation facilities. Career opportunities are also growing in business environments, research and education.

With your Diploma in Respiratory Therapy from Michener, you can complete a University Degree.
URL:Respiratory Therapy (RT) at The Michener Institute for Applied Health Sciences
Length:3 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $4,820

This cost estimate is for Year 1 of the program and includes mandatory fees.

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 
  •  Grade12 Physics 

Applicants to the Respiratory Therapy program must possess the following qualifications: an Ontario Secondary School Diploma; four grade 12 University (U) level courses: Grade 12 English (U), Grade 12 Mathematics (U), Grade 12 Biology (U), Grade 12 Chemistry (U), Grade 11 or Grade 12 Physics (U), and one Grade 12 University (U) or University/Mixed (U/M) level course; an overall average of 75% in all the six courses used to meet the admission requirements (no grade lower than 70% in the six prerequisites). Please visit the website for complete program requirements.

Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Computer Based) [min. 250] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 100] 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. 6.5]

Since all lectures, seminars, and clinical laboratory sessions are conducted in English, an adequate knowledge of written and spoken English is essential for student success.This requirement of proficiency in English may be satisfied by passing ONE of the following English language assessments: the Michener English Language Assessment (MELA) measures English Language proficiency in four skill areas: Speaking, Listening, Reading and Writing - a minimum score of 8 on all components is required to be considered for admission to Michener programs; International English Language Testing System (IELTS) - an overall score of 6.5 with all components (bands) of the test being at a 6 or above ("academic" test format is required); or Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and Test of Written English (TWE) - the scores required for TOEFL are a minimum TOEFL score of 100 (iBT) with a minimum of 22 on the Writing Section or 250 (computer) or 600 (written) and TWE of 5.0. Unless applicants have written a TWE along with the paper-based TOEFL test, they will be required to write that portion of the assessment. Only tests taken in the last two years are considered valid.

* 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 September 20, 2016