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BSRT - Entry Into Practice

BS in Respiratory Therapy - Entry Into Practice

Program Goals

  • Prepare graduates with demonstrated competence in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains of respiratory care practice as performed by Registered Respiratory Therapists (RRTs).
  • Prepare leaders for the field of respiratory care by including curricular content with objectives related to the acquisition of skills in one or more of the following: management, education, research and advanced clinical practice (which may include an area of clinical specialization).


  • Brand new, state of the art classroom, labs and equipment, located in the Rowan College of South Jersey-Inspira Health Sciences Center
  • Passionate, experienced program faculty
  • Clinical practice opportunities for students with all major healthcare systems in the region
  • Interprofessional healthcare team opportunities in collaboration with the Rowan-Virtua School of Osteopathic Medicine-Sewell and Rowan College of South Jersey Division of Nursing & Health Professions

Admission Requirements

Admission to this program is competitive. There will be many students each year who meet the requirements to submit an application. However, the program accepts a maximum of 30 students each fall. Meeting the overall admission requirements listed below is not a guarantee of admission.

  • Pre-professional associate degree or equivalent college coursework that fulfills foundational, technical, and general education requirements
  • Minimum 2.5 overall GPA
  • Minimum 2.8 GPA in required science courses
  • Minimum composite score of 72 on the Health Sciences Reasoning Test (HSRT)
    • Click HERE for HRST information at Rowan's Testing Center
    • NOTE: HSRT may be retaken, AT LEAST TWO WEEKS after prior test; MAXIMUM OF TWO retakes  
  • Completion of Criminal Background Check (required for participation in clinical placements)* 
  • Compliance with Immunization Requirements (required for all academic and clinical activities)* 
  • Current certification in Basic Life Support/CPR* 
  • Compliance with Technical Standards for mobility, physical endurance, motor skills (fine & gross), tactile, visual, hearing and mental/attitudinal capacities*

*Once an application is approved, acceptance into the program is contingent upon a successful criminal background check, drug screening, and compliance with technical standards.

Student Handbook (Academic Year 2023-2024)

Student Handbook (Academic Year 2024-2025)

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Full curriculum and requirement information available through Rowan Global. NOTE: The application deadline for fall 2024 entry has been extended to June 1st.

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