Academics & Accreditation
Upon completion of the program, the graduate will be a competent entry-level respiratory therapist. Competency will be assessed in the cognitive, psychomotor and affective domains. The outcome measures to address competency will be the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) registered respiratory therapist (RRT) credential, employer satisfaction, and graduate satisfaction.
To enhance the quality of healthcare through the efforts of our graduates' clinical, scholarly, and research activities. We envision our graduates assuming leadership roles in clinical practice, education and research.
The Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC) accredits entry into professional practice programs in respiratory care at the Associate's, Baccalaureate, and Master's Degree levels in the United States and its territories. The CoARC also accredits polysomnography programs offered by professional respiratory care degree programs in the United States. CoARC's mission is to ensure that high quality educational programs prepare competent respiratory therapists for practice, education, research, and service.
The UTMB Respiratory Care program has been granted full accreditation status through November 30, 2026. To view UTMB accreditation and outcomes data as compared to other accreditation programs, view CoARC's interactive map.
For verification, you may contact the Commission at the following address:
Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care
1248 Harwood Road
Bedford, TX 76021-4244