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 Respiratory Therapy
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SchoolConestoga College
LocationKitchener, ON, Canada
School TypeCollege
School SizeFull-time Undergraduate: 7,500
Full-time Graduate: 16,500
DegreeDiploma
Honours
Co-op
Length3 Year(s)
Entry Grade (%)*
Prerequisites
  •  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade12 Mathematics 
  •   Biology 
  •   Physics 
  •   Chemistry 
Prerequisites NotesApplicants must have an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), or equivalent, OR 19 years of age or older with mature student status (See Mature Student definition for details.), Grade 12 compulsory English, C or U, or equivalent, or Conestoga College Preparatory Communications (COMM1270), Grade 12 Mathematics, C or U, or equivalent, or Conestoga College Preparatory Mathematics (MATH1395), Grade 11 or 12 Physics, C or U, or equivalent, Grade 11 or 12 Chemistry, C or U, or equivalent, or Conestoga College Preparatory Chemistry (SCIE1030), and Grade 11 or 12 Biology, C or U, or equivalent, or Conestoga College Preparatory Biology (SCIE1010).
Cost
National: $5,639

International fees are currently unavailable.
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DescriptionThis three-year program is designed to satisfy the educational requirements for registration as a Registered Respiratory Therapist based on the National Competency Framework for Respiratory Therapy. The program is nationally accredited by Accreditation Canada. This fully integrated program provides a diverse learning environment that utilizes classroom education, laboratory sessions, clinically immersive simulation, e-learning, and early clinical exposure with continuous role modeling of the profession. This career-focused program is further enhanced through the adoption of the I4 approach to curriculum. This involves planning and delivery of curriculum that is Impactful, Intentional, Integrated and Interprofessional. It will prepare students with the knowledge, skills, attitudes and critical thinking ability for proficiency within both the critical care and community care environments. Work-integrated learning (WIL) experiences will take place at our health-care partner sites throughout southern Ontario.

Respiratory therapists specialize in the identification and treatment of various cardiopulmonary disorders. Respiratory therapists are an integral part of the health-care team providing services such as ventilation and airway management, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, oxygen and aerosol therapy, patient assessment and evaluation, assisting at high-risk births and assisting with anesthesia in the operating room. In the community, respiratory therapists bring their expertise to home care, asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) education, rehabilitation, education and medical equipment sales.
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