Our graduates are trained to work with the full spectrum of patients, from infants to the elderly. Therapists work in many different settings including intensive care units, emergency departments, diagnostic laboratories, clinics and the home.
Respiratory Therapy at a glance:
- The respiratory therapy program at Ohio State was established in 1971
- Low student to faculty ratio of 11:1, clinical rotation ratios range from 5:1 to 1:1
- Small class sizes with an average of only 22 per class
- Roughly 30 percent of our students pursue graduate or professional degrees
A great curriculum leads to great jobsOhio State’s all-inclusive curriculum has led to our graduates having excellent outcomes. In our more than 47-year history, we’ve seen virtually 100% job placement of those seeking employment upon graduation, with the majority obtaining leadership or titled positions.
Learn from a professional faculty with real-world experienceOur faculty is comprised of licensed, registered respiratory therapists with graduate degrees and experience in the field. Some faculty members have specialty credentials in neonatal/pediatrics and pulmonary function technology, while others are nationally known for their research and contributions to the profession.
Clinical experiences that build knowledge and confidenceThanks to the training they receive at many central Ohio healthcare centers, our students are prepared for the varied and often stressful clinical experiences they may encounter on the job. These facilities include The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Nationwide Children's Hospital and Central Ohio Specialty Care.
Enjoy a rewarding career field with strong job securityRespiratory therapy is a growing field because of our aging population and a rise in respiratory conditions and cardiopulmonary diseases. In fact, the Department of Labor estimates that employment will increase by 23 percent in the next eight years. The median annual salary for respiratory therapists in 2016 was $58,670.
The Respiratory Therapy baccalaureate program at The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio has continued accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC). Our program number is 200167. To view the CoARC Outcomes please visit CoARC Outcomes Data. CoARC accredits respiratory therapy education programs in the United States. To achieve this end, it utilizes an ‘outcomes based’ process. Programmatic outcomes are performance indicators that reflect the extent to which the educational goals of the program are achieved and by which program effectiveness is documented.
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