|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.