HEALTH SCIENCES A.S.
CONCENTRATIONS IN THE DISCIPLINE

RESPIRATORY THERAPY

Respiratory Therapists provide aid to people with breathing issues due to disease or injury. Therapists require excellent interpersonal skills and will work closely with patients as well as their families. Students are admitted to SUNY Upstate Medical University on a Fall rotation. Graduates from SUNY Upstate Medical University are eligible for national certification through the National Board for Respiratory Care and to become licensed in New York State.

COURSES CREDIT HOURS
A. LIBERAL ARTS REQUIREMENTS
(for a Cayuga degree)
ENGL 270 Technical Writing 3
Other World Civilizations or The Arts Elective (Gen. Ed. Category 6 or 8) 3
History Elective (HIST 101, 102, 103, 104 or 105) 3
Math Elective (MATH 106, 108 or 214) 3
Natural Science Electives (Any CHEM, BIOL,PHYS, GEOL) 4
Health Elective (Any HLTH designation) 1
Physical Education Electives (Any PE designation) 2
Liberal Arts Electives (Cannot be an ART, MUSI, THA, GIS, ENGR or ELEC designation) 14
SUB-TOTAL 33
COURSES CREDIT HOURS
B. CORE COURSE ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS
(SUNY Upstate)
CHEM 103 General Chemistry I 4
ENGL 101 Freshman English I 3
ENGL 102 Freshman English II 3
BIOL 203 Anatomy & Physiology I 4
BIOL 103
OR
BIOL 106
OR
BIOL 204
Biological Principles I or
OR
Zoology or
OR
Anatomy & Physiology II
4
MATH 104 College Algebra and Trigonometry or higher (recommended 1st semester) 3
BIOL 216 General Microbiology 4
PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology 3
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology 3
SUB-TOTAL 31