Loma Linda University offers higher education in the field of Respiratory Care.
The American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) recently completed a three year study to determine new roles and responsibilities of Respiratory Therapists in the year 2015 and beyond. Their study identified "dramatic change" in the healthcare system to improve health while decreasing costs, application of evidence-based care in prevention and management of disease, required competencies for safe and effective delivery of care, and the need for transition to a baccalaureate degree as a minimum entry level for respiratory care practice.
Loma Linda University took a proactive role, transitioning from an Associate Degree to a Baccalaureate Degree in Respiratory Care in the year 2000. It is our quest to provide more knowledgable and capable Respiratory Care Practitioners to meet future demands made of them in the health care system. They are effective communicators, compassionate caregivers, provide leadership roles in patient education, wellness intervention, and development of respiratory care protocols and plans. Our program will provide you with the education and clinical experience to meet respiratory care roles and responsibilities for 2015 and beyond.
Our Bachelor of Science degree respiratory care faculty members have advanced degrees in education and the sciences and are the leaders in their areas of specialty. Most of our faculty members have written chapters and/or authored textbooks in respiratory care.
The Entry Level Bachelor of Science Respiratory Care degree completion program also meets the accreditation standards set by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC). 1248 Harwood Road, Bedford TX 76021-4244. Additional accreditation information and 2012 Programmatic Outcomes Data provided by CoARC is available @ www.coarc.com/47.html.
The Advanced Practitioner Respiratory Care Bachelor of Science degree is not CoARC accredited.
Loma Linda University is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges or (WASC).
Prospective students must complete all required general education requirements before they are eligible for admission into our program. You may have courses in progress when you apply but they must be successfully completed by the program start date.
Prerequisite List (PDF)
To set up an advising appointment or to ask questions regarding respiratory care, email our office at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (909) 558-4932.
Loma Linda University
Department of Cardiopulmonary Sciences
Nichol Hall Room 1926
Loma Linda CA 92350