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.

Degree requirements for the Respiratory Therapy in the Health Sciences A.S. program
COURSES CREDIT HOURS
A. LIBERAL ARTS REQUIREMENTS (for a Cayuga degree)
ENGL 270 Technical Writing 3
Other World Civilizations General Education
OR
The Arts General Education
3
HIST 101
OR
HIST 102
OR
HIST 103
OR
HIST 104
OR
HIST 105
Western Civilization I
OR
Western Civilization II
OR
Pre-History and Early American History
OR
19th Century American History
OR
America in the 20th and 21st Centuries
3
Math Elective (MATH 106, 108 or 214) 3
Natural Science Electives (Any CHEM, BIOL,PHYS, GEOL) 4
Health Elective 1
Physical Education Electives 2
Liberal Arts Electives (Cannot be an ART, MUSI, THA, GIS, ENGR or ELEC designation) 14
SUB-TOTAL 33
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 204 Anatomy & Physiology II 4
MATH 104 College Algebra and Trigonometry or higher
Recommended first semester enrolled
3
BIOL 216 General Microbiology 4
PSY 101 Introductory Psychology 3
SOC 101 Introductory Sociology 3
SUB-TOTAL 31
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS 64