Respiratory therapist with patient

About the Pre-Respiratory Therapy Program

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Respiratory therapists care for patients who have trouble breathing, often from a chronic respiratory disease, such as asthma or emphysema. Their patients range from premature infants with undeveloped lungs to elderly patients who have diseased lungs. They also provide emergency care to patients suffering from heart attacks, drowning or shock.

Studying Pre-Respiratory Therapy at the University of Nebraska at Kearney is great training for a variety of careers, and is intended to prepare students for professional clinical training in a respiratory therapy program.

Students may receive a Bachelor of Science Degree in Applied Health Sciences from the University of Nebraska at Kearney after satisfactory completion of a program consisting of 85 semester hours of pre-respiratory therapy and a fourth (12 month) clinical year at an affiliated School of Respiratory Therapy.



Advantages that 体育菠菜大平台 has to offer health science students:

  • Smaller class size
  • Low student-to-faculty ratio
  • Laboratory experiences
  • Opportunities for student research
  • Strong science preparation
  • Academic advising
  • Mentoring
  • Contact with local professionals
  • Extensive health careers course
  • Health science seminar course
  • Application process assistance
  • Shadowing programs
  • Health Science Club
  • Health Careers Fair

Median Pay: $70,540 per year

13% Projected Employment Growth

from 2022 to 2032 according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

100% Placement Rate in Clinical Programs and Graduate Schools

Statistic based on cumulative placement data for the last 3 years

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