Dalhousie University

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Health Science - Respiratory Therapy (BHSc)

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Program Information

School:Dalhousie University
Faculty:Faculty of Health
Degree:Bachelor; Co-op
Field of Study:Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
Description:We’re a nationally accredited school that offers a Bachelor of Health Science (BHSc) in four professional disciplines: Diagnostic Medical Ultrasound, Nuclear Medicine Technology, Radiological Technology, and Respiratory Therapy. We also offer Medical Laboratory Technology in the Post Diploma program. We’re the only fully integrated four-year university-based program of this kind in Canada.

This is the diagnosis, treatment, and health promotion of patients with cardiorespiratory disorders. Respiratory therapists (RTs) are highly skilled health-care professionals who care for patients by evaluating, treating, and maintaining cardiopulmonary (heart and lung) function.

URL:Health Science - Respiratory Therapy (BHSc) at Dalhousie University
Length:4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $12,076
International: $30,970

Please consult the following website for additional information on tuition.


Careers:Respiratory Therapists

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*75
Prerequisites:*These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
  •  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade12 Biology  or  Grade12 Physics 
  •  Grade12 Chemistry 
  •  Grade12 Mathematics 
Assessment of academic performance based on the applicant's transcripts accounts for 80% of the applicant's overall total score. Applicants are required to have completion of academic Grade 12 with at least five Grade 12 university preparatory courses, including: English, Academic Math, two Sciences: Chemistry and either Biology or Physics; and one other acceptable university-preparatory course. Overall average of 75% in the five university preparatory courses used to meet admission requirements is required. No grade lower than 70% in the five courses.

* 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 15, 2022