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Respiratory Therapy


Faculty:School of Health and Life Sciences
Field of Study:Respiratory Therapy Technician/Assistant
Length:3 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $4,334
International: $23,190

Cost per credit is $239 (for Domestic students) and $925 (for International students). Tuition cap per semester is $2,319 (Domestic) and $8,993 (International). Additional fees apply.

Careers:Respiratory Therapists


Respiratory Therapists are dedicated to the diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation and education of patients with heart and lung disorders. As a Respiratory Therapist, you’ll work with patients of all ages, from infants and children to adults and geriatrics. The Respiratory Therapist is a crucial life-saving and life-supporting professional, and as a NAIT graduate you’ll be well equipped to work in a wide variety of hospital and health care settings.


Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*70
These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
  •  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade12 Biology 
  •  Grade12 Applied Mathematics  or  Grade12 Pure Mathematics  or  Grade12 Mathematics 
  •  Grade12 Chemistry 
Applicants are required to have 70% in each of: English 30-1, Pure Math 30 or Math 30-1 or 30-2 or Applied Math 30, Chemistry 30, and Biology 30. Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 9 is required for Non Native English Speakers.
Application Notes : The College and Association of Respiratory Therapy of Alberta (CARTA) is the licensing body for Respiratory Therapists practicing in Alberta. CARTA requires applicants whose first language is not English to complete the Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) enhanced language training proficiency assessment and achieve a minimum level of 9 in all categories (speaking, listening, reading and writing) before being licensed in Alberta. Therefore, it is a program requirement that all students achieve a CLB of 9 prior to applying to the program. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure their language proficiency meets CARTA's requirement. Please note that CARTA does not accept International English Language Testing System (IELTS), Test of English as Foreign Language (TOEFL), Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB) or Michener English Language Assessment (MELA) as substantially equivalent to the Canadian Language Benchmarks.

* 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.

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