Respiratory Therapy, B.S. Entry Into Practice

Admission Requirements for B.S. Degree with a Major in Respiratory Therapy:

Students desiring admission into the baccalaureate program in respiratory therapy at UNCW must seek admission to the UNCW and meet the minimum criteria for admission while following the respiratory application procedure which include timely submission of the respiratory therapy application packet. Minimum criteria for acceptance into the program include a 2.5 cumulative GPA at UNCW or transfer institution. Candidates must complete BIO/BIOL 201, MAT 111 and EXS/EXSL 216 or BIO/BIOL 240 or equivalent courses with a “C” or higher.

Admission procedures into the respiratory therapy program must include acompleted application packet. You will submit:

  • a two-page essay demonstrating understanding of the respiratory profession, why you want to major in respiratory therapy and a plan to complete the University Studies course requirements for graduation; and
  • a current degree audit or transcript if student is a transfer student.

If invited, the admission procedure also requires an interview with a Respiratory Therapy faculty member.

The ideal candidate should be interested in becoming a caregiver who demonstrates ethical decision making and a spirit of diversity of inclusion in a pluralistic society. Critical thinking and an appreciation of evidence-based medicine will be developed throughout the program. Candidates benefit from having a strong science and math background that is applied throughout the program. Teamwork, that includes interprofessional teams, are integral to the health and wellness outcomes for patients.

All students wishing to major in Respiratory Therapy must meet the minimum criteria for admission and follow the Respiratory Therapy application procedure which includes timely submission of the Respiratory Therapy application packet.

Minimum criteria for acceptance into the program include:

  1. 2.5 cumulative GPA at UNCW or transfer institution;
  2. Completed the following prerequisite courses:
  • BIO/BIOL 201 and (or equivalent courses with a “C” or higher
  • MAT 111 and (or equivalent courses with a “C” or higher
  • EXS/EXSL 216 or BIO/BIOL 240 (or equivalent courses with a “C” or higher)
Score Sheet (PDF)

Admission Procedure

Completed application packet must be submitted to chhs@uncw.edu.

Step 1: Prior to starting this application

  • Make sure all transcripts have been submitted
  • Make sure your degree audit is current and reflects accurate grades
  • Make sure you’ve reviewed the Respiratory Therapy Technical Standards
  • Draft an essay. Essay should demonstrate:
    • understanding of the respiratory care profession,
    • why you want to major in respiratory therapy,
    • plan to complete the University Studies course requirements for graduation.

Step 2: Application Procedure

  • Apply to the Respiratory Therapy Program

Application Period

  • Opens Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at 12 a.m.
  • Closes Friday, March 12, 2021 at 11:59 p.m.

Step 3: Final Interview

  • If considered, students will be notified via email within approximately two weeks of the application (deadline) to schedule an interview.
  • Interview with a Respiratory Therapy faculty member(s) if invited to interview.

 

Course Requirements