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Master of Science in Respiratory Care

Respiratory Care students demonstrate numerous competencies representing all three learning domains: cognitive, psychomotor and affective. Students learn, practice and verify these competencies in a number of settings including the classroom, laboratory and clinic. There is no limit to where respiratory care practitioners work as they perform therapeutic and life support procedures, measure/monitor cardiopulmonary functions in critical care settings, and educate patients and their families about living with lung disease.

2023-2024 AARC Apex Recognition Award

The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston Department of Respiratory Care in the School of Health Professions (SHP) recently earned the American Association for Respiratory Care Apex Recognition Award. To receive this highly sought after recognition, respiratory therapy programs must demonstrate best practices in the profession.

Our SHP Department of Respiratory Care was one of only 29 recipients across the United States for this year’s recognition. The Apex Award distinguishes programs for their commitment to excellence in professional development and the education of respiratory therapists to deliver the highest quality of care and elevate the respiratory therapy profession. Our team has worked hard to provide this outstanding level of education to our students while also seeking out opportunities to grow our program and the profession.

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Fast Facts

  • Our Master of Science Respiratory Care (MSRC) program is one of six (6) entry-level graduate respiratory care programs in the nation.
  • In June 2023, UTMB's Respiratory Care Program was recognized by the accrediting agency (CoARC) at the AARC Summer Forum with a Distinguished RRT Credentialing Success Award.
  • Our student to faculty ratio encourages individualized attention with highly qualified, specialty credentialed faculty. In addition to spacious classrooms with current technology, you will receive training with state-of-the-art equipment in our new Health Education Center that includes a 77-bed simulation hospital with a 10-bed intensive care unit.
  • Since 2010, our program has consistently been recognized for Distinguished RRT Credentialing Success by CoARC.

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Department of Respiratory Care
301 University Blvd.
Galveston, TX 77555-1146

O: SHP/SON 3.724
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