Respiratory Care

 
 
 

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PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Morningside now offers you the opportunity to earn a bachelor’s degree in respiratory care by completing coursework in affiliation with St. Luke’s College – UnityPoint Health. With a degree from Morningside’s Respiratory Care program, you will gain the skills and knowledge you need to work with patients who suffer from such diseases, including asthma, bronchitis, and emphysema.

Degrees

Respiratory Therapy (B.S.)

Major

Respiratory Therapy (A.S.)

Major

A Great Fit For

  • Students who are able to show compassion and sympathy.
  • Individuals who are detail-oriented.
  • Those who wish to use their interpersonal skills in their work environment.
  • Anyone who has strong problem-solving skills.
  • Someone interested in anatomy, physiology, and other sciences.

THE MORINGSIDE DIFFERENCE

REQUIRED BIOLOGY/ CHEMISTRY COURSES

BIOL 120 Introduction To Health Sciences or BIOL 205 Health and Nutrition (2 credit hours) BIOL 205 Principles of Biology II (4 credit hours) BIOL 117 Human Anatomy (4 credit hours) BIOL 208 Human Physiology (4 credit hours) BIOL 252 Microbiology (4 credit hours) CHEM 121 General Chemistry I (4 credit hours) CHEM 122 General Chemistry II (4 credit hours) Total Required Biology/Chemistry Credits = 26

REQUIRED SUPPORT COURSES

MATH 150 Elementary Probability and Statistics (4 credit hours) PHIL 103 Introduction to Ethics (4 credit hours) PSYC 101 General Psychology (4 credit hours) SOCI 101 Introduction to Sociology (4 credit hours) Total Required Support Credits = 16

REQUIRED COURSES FROM THE ST. LUKES COLLEGE PROGRAM

Cardiopulmonary Anatomy and Physiology (3 credit hours) Cardiopulmonary Monitoring (3 credit hours) Clinical Practice I (1 credit hour) Clinical Practice II (3 credit hours) Clinical Practice III (2 credit hours) Clinical Practice IV (4 credit hours) Clinical Practice V (Senior Capstone Experience, 6 credit hours) Comprehensive Respiratory Care (3 credit hours) Critical Care (2 credit hours) Fundamentals of Respiratory Care I (3 credit hours) Fundamentals of Respiratory Care II (4 credit hours) Fundamentals of Respiratory Care III (4 credit hours) Introduction to Respiratory Care (3 credit hours) Neonatal/Pediatric Respiratory Care (4 credit hours) Respiratory Care Science (1 credit hour) Respiratory Pharmacology (3 credit hours) Respiratory Disease (3 credit hours) Total Required St. Luke's College Credits = 52

FEATURED COURSES

REQUIRED

An introduction to biological principles with an emphasis on how the human experience is shaped by biology. Topics covered will include basic cellular biology, genetics and physiology with an emphasis on human health. Lecture and laboratory.

REQUIRED

The focus is on principles, knowledge, and application of basic nutrition concepts.

REQUIRED

The study of the structures of the human body from the cellular level to organ systems, with primary emphasis on names and positions of body structures. Lecture and laboratory.

MEET THE FACULTY

Jacklyn Barber

Jacklyn Barber

Dean of Nursing Education

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Aaron Bunker

Aaron Bunker

Professor

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Chad Leugers

Chad Leugers

Associate Professor

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Anni Moore

Associate Professor

I love teaching at Morningside because I get to work with amazing students, teach them about the great world of microbiology, guide many of them through research projects, and see them graduate and go on to do good things in the world. As an educator, I cannot think of anything more rewarding!

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Kurt Spearing

Kurt Spearing

Associate Professor

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Andrew Thomas

Andrew Thomas

Associate Professor

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RELATED MAJORS & MINORS

Still looking for the right fit? Here are some additional program options that we think might interest you or are often paired with this program. You can also view the programs page to keep exploring your options.

Biology

Chemistry

Nursing

X Path (Undecided)

WHY STUDY AT MORNINGSIDE?

13:1

student/faculty ratio so you’re assured a quality education focused on you

99%

employed or in graduate school within six months of graduation

65+

majors & pre-professional programs available

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