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MRT GraduatesThe School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences (HRS) is proud to announce the first graduating class from the Master of Respiratory Therapy (MRT) advanced practice program. The Ohio State MRT is the first advanced practice clinical master's degree for respiratory care in the nation.  

Our trailblazing graduates include: 

  • Mindy Conklin 
  • Scott Hazelwood 
  • Nicole Letcher 
  • Punam Shingala 
  • Andrew Shonk 
  • Tiffany Shook 
  • Courtney Thompson

Our graduates will be prepared to successfully obtain advanced practice credentials to position themselves for independent supervised practice in order meet the needs of patients with cardiopulmonary diseases and disorders in a variety of patient care settings. The MRT allows for an expanded scope of practice and additional professional growth opportunities that were not previously available in respiratory therapy. 

Learn more about the Ohio State MRT program here.

Read the AARC story here 

An Advanced Practice Respiratory Therapist (APRT) is a credentialed, licensed respiratory care practitioner trained to provide a scope of practice that exceeds that of the registered respiratory therapist. Learn more.