Program Goal and Learning Outcomes

Program Goal

To provide graduates of entry into respiratory care professional practice degree programs with additional knowledge, skills, and attributes in leadership, management, education, research, or advanced clinical practice both to meet their current professional goals and to prepare them for practice as advanced degree respiratory therapists.

Learning Outcomes

  • Perform the duties and functions of an advanced practitioner in neonatal, pediatric, and adult critical care.
  • Meet program-defined criteria related to management, advanced clinical practice, teaching, research, professional service, and other professional development metrics.
  • Participate as a multidisciplinary team member in patient education and disease management of acute and chronic illnesses.
  • Integrate professional and ethical behavior with enhanced communication skills required for practice within the diverse field of respiratory care.
  • Successfully pass professional credentialing exams including: Adult Critical Care Specialist, Neonatal and Pediatric Specialist, Asthma Educator (NAEB), and the Registered Pulmonary Function Technician national board exams.