Admission Decisions are Based on These Factors:

  • Academic achievement: cumulative GPA and grades in mathematics and science prerequisite courses.

  • Quality of the application, including personal statement and experience record. 

  • Personal interview focused on knowledge of the respiratory care field, academic & career goals, and communication skills.


Academic Achievement:

For collegiate applicants, academic achievement is the overall college point hour ratio and grades earned in the prerequisite science and mathematics courses.

  • The minimum GPA for all programs in Health and Rehabilitation Sciences is 2.50.

  • The prerequisite courses must be completed with grades of C- or better and the science/math grade point average should be at least 2.50.


What Counts:

  • All grades from all courses taken at accredited post-secondary institutions are considered in computing the overall college point hour ratio.

  • Students who have discontinued their college enrollment for a period of five years or more may quality for a recalculation of cumulative point hour ratio for admission purposes. Contact the HRS Student Services Office at HRSstudentaffairs@osumc.edu for details.


How It Works:

The maximum class size is 22. When more students apply than can be accommodated in a class, admission is competitive and on a space-available basis. Students admitted to all HRS undergraduate programs are required to have a minimum cumulative point hour ratio of 2.50. However, the minimum cumulative point hour ratio of the most recently admitted RT class was 2.88. See Admission Statistics.


Admission Policies

Admission Policies

Majoring in RT requires an application

Application forms are available online. See Application Instructions. The online application now includes the personal statement, experience record, and projected course schedule. For OSU students, academic records are automatically forwarded with the application.


Online applications available September 1


Next Application Deadline is 01/31/17

There will be one application deadline for 2017 for both sophomore and junior-level admissions. Some students may be admitted one to two years before they schedule RT major courses. This deadline does not apply to high school seniors. Late or incomplete applications may be deferred for consideration of admission to subsequent classes. See RT Dates & Deadlines at the bottom of this page.


Prerequisites must be completed before RT

Before beginning the major RT courses, students are expected to have completed all of the prerequisite courses specified in the pre-professional curriculum. These prerequisites need NOT be completed at the time of application. The Respiratory Therapy admissions committee uses the projected Course Schedule Plan of the application to determine when applicants will complete their prerequisite courses and be eligible to start the RT major courses.


There are several admission options

The RT division invites collegiate students who are following the pre-professional curriculum outlined for sophomore or junior level admission. And post-baccalaureate students are welcomed to apply.


Admission is selective & on a space-available basis

Admission decisions are based upon these factors: 1. Quality of application, including personal statement and experience record. 2. Personal interview focused on knowledge of the respiratory care field, academic & career goals, and communication skills. 3. Academic achievement, especially in math and science. See “Application Instructions” tab for Admission Criteria.


Up-to-date official transcripts are needed

Applicants who are attending other colleges or universities need to assure that up-to-date, official transcripts with the latest grade information are forwarded to the OSU Professional Admissions Office as soon as they are available. To be official, transcripts must be sent to Professional Admissions directly from the institutions attended.


Official transcripts should be sent to:

Professional Admissions

The OSU Admissions Office

P.O. Box 182003

Columbus, OH 43210​

Prerequisites

Prerequisites for Admission

  • The academic prerequisites DO NOT need to be completed at the time of application, but applicants should project their completion on the Course Schedule Plan of their application. See RT Curriculum for an example schedule.

  • All academic prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of C- or better, and the science/mathematics grade point average should be at least 2.50 before starting the major courses.

  • There are “Prerequisites for Admission” which are usually taken by freshmen and must be completed before an admission decision can be made.

  • There are “Prerequisites to Start the RT Major” which are usually taken by students admitted to RT during their second pre-professional year.


To qualify for admission, students must have completed these OSU courses or their equivalents or courses at a higher level.

  • Biology 1113

  • Chemistry 1210

  • English 1110

  • Mathematics 1148 or higher

  • Physics 1200

  • Psychology 1100

  • Health & Rehabilitation Sciences 2500


Prerequisites to Start RT Major

To begin the major RT courses, students must have completed these OSU courses or their equivalents, in addition to the courses listed for admission.

  • Health & Rehabilitation Sciences 5370

  • Anatomy 2300.04

  • EEOB 2520

  • Microbiology 4000

  • Physics 1201

  • Statistics 1450


Some equivalent prerequisite courses at other colleges have been pre-determined. Go to Transferology to see the equivalent courses at your college.​


Prerequisite Transfers

Transfer students can see if their college or university has courses equivalent to the RT at OSU in the “Prerequisites” tab.


Equivalent prerequisite courses at many Ohio colleges and universities have been pre-determined. Go to Transferology to see the equivalent courses at your college.


If your college is NOT on the list, request a "Preliminary Prerequisite Evaluation" form of transfer credits to identify equivalent prerequisites.


You can request the form by contacting the Professional Admissions Office


Applicants with credits from other colleges and universities need to assure that up-to-date, official transcripts with the latest grade information are forwarded to the OSU Professional Admissions Office as soon as they are available.


To be official, transcripts must be sent to Professional Admissions directly from the institutions attended. Non-OSU students should direct their official transcripts to:


Professional Admissions

The OSU Admissions Office

P.O. Box 182003

Columbus, OH 43210


Need more information? Email rt@osumc.edu.


Applicants with Degrees

Applicants with Baccalaureate Degrees

If you have earned a baccalaureate degree before enrolling in the RT major courses, then you have the option of completing the Post-BS Certificate of Study in Respiratory Therapy or earning a second baccalaureate degree. The difference between the options is the OSU General Education Curriculum (GE).


  • Post-BS Certificate of Study in Respiratory Therapy students complete all program prerequisites and major requirements. See Curricular Academic Program for Post-BS Certificate in Respiratory Therapy below for details.


Second degree students must also complete the OSU General Education Curriculum (GE). Students with baccalaureate degrees from OSU who have completed the GE always choose the second baccalaureate degree option.


Curricular Academic Program for Post-BS Certificate in Respiratory Therapy


Pre-RT

  • English 1110 (3)

  • Mathematics 1150 (5)

  • Psychology 1100 (3)

  • Biology 1113 (4)

  • Statistics 1450 (3)

  • Chemistry 1210 (5)

  • Physics 1200 (5)

  • Physics 1201 (5)

  • Microbiology 4000 (4)

  • Anatomy 2300.04 (4)

  • HRS 5370 (3)

  • HRS 2500 (3)

  • HRS 1100 (1)

  • EEOB 2520 (3)


RT Year 1

Autumn

  • Resp Therapy 4320 (4)
  • Resp Therapy 4400 (5)
  • Resp Therapy 4410 (4)
  • Resp Therapy 4300 (5)

Spring

  • Resp Therapy 4489 (2)
  • Resp Therapy 4475 (5)
  • Resp Therapy 4500 (5)
  • Resp Therapy 4515 (3)
  • HRS 5510 (2)

May + Summer

  • Resp Therapy 4589
  • HRS 5300 (3)

RT Year 2

Autumn

  • Resp Therapy 4689 (2)
  • Resp Therapy 5525 (2)
  • Resp Therapy 5600 (2)
  • HRS 5500 (4)
  • HRS 5900 (3)
  • Resp Therapy 4895 (1)
  • Resp Therapy 4593 (2)

Spring

  • Resp Therapy 4789 (5)
  • Resp Therapy 5520 (2)
  • Resp Therapy 4593 (3)

Need more information? Email rt@osumc.edu.


Application Instructions

Important Deadlines

RT at OSU Dates & Deadlines for 2017-18

  • Courses in the Respiratory Therapy major start Autumn semester year 3, at the junior level. See RT Curriculum for details.

  • There will be one application deadline for 2076 -18.

  • We usually admit students at the sophomore level after they have completed their freshman year. The freshman and sophomore years are considered pre-professional.

  • We also admit students at the junior level, if vacancies are in a class.

  • Due to the quarter to semester conversion, flexibility of prerequisite requirements and special consideration will be considered.


Sophomore-Level Admission for AU 18

  • This is the most popular admission option.

  • If you apply before January 31, 2017 and you plan to complete the prerequisites for admission by the end of Spring semester 2018, you will be considered for admission to RT for Autumn 2018 at sophomore level.

  • Your admission decision may wait until you complete the prerequisites for admission.

  • During your sophomore year you would complete the prerequisites to start RT.

  • You would start the RT major courses Autumn 2018, if you complete ALL prerequisite courses before Autumn 2018.

  • Your projected graduation would be May 2020.


Junior-Level Admission for AU 17

  • This option is available, but limited to the number of vacancies in the class. Contact RT@OSU.edu for space availability.

  • If you apply before January 31, 2017 and you plan to complete ALL prerequisites by the end of Spring semester 2017, you will be considered for junior-level admission to RT for Autumn 2017.

  • If admitted for junior level Autumn 2017, you would start the RT major courses Autumn 2017.

·         Your projected graduation would be May, 2019.


Share this Page