Offered by Health Science Programs

Health Science Major

Respiratory Therapy Comprehensive
Bachelor of Science

  1. Respiratory Therapy Comprehensive Requirements (15 hours required)
    • Take all of the following:
  2. Respiratory Therapy Comprehensive Electives (12 hours required)
    • Students must take a total of 85 hours including General Studies and BS Science-related course requirements and Respiratory Therapy Comprehensive Requirements and Electives; minimum elective hours = 12.
    • A minimum of 6 hours must be upper division (300-400 level).
      • BIOL 110, Introduction to Epidemiology - 3 hours
      • BIOL 461, Human Genetics - 3 hours
      • BSAD 295, Business Communications - 3 hours (Prereq: ENG 101 (or equivalent) or English ACT score of 29 or above)
      • CSP 417, Counseling Skills - 3 hours
      • ECON 410, Health Care Economics - 3 hours
      • FSID 110GS, Introduction to Nutrition - 3 hours
      • HSCI 125G, Orientation to Respiratory Therapy - 1 hour
      • HSCI 140GS, Introduction to Public Health - 3 hours
      • MGT 301, Principles of Management - 3 hours
      • MGT 355, Organizational Behavior - 3 hours
      • MGT 380, Human Resource Management - 3 hours
      • PE 229, Wellness Interventions - 3 hours
      • PE 461, Physiology of Exercise - 4 hours
      • PHIL 120GS, Introduction to Ethics - 3 hours
      • PSY 231GS, Abnormal Behavior and Society - 3 hours
      • PSY 313, Physiological Psychology - 3 hours
      • PSY 462, Adult Development and Aging - 3 hours
      • PSY 465, Psychopharmacology - 3 hours
      • SPCH 300, Interpersonal and Relational Communication - 3 hours
      • SPCH 332**, Logic Argumentation and Reasoning - 3 hours
      • STAT 241GS, Elementary Statistics - 3 hours
      • May take one of the following options**:
        • SOC 225, Global Cultures and Diversity - 3 hours
        • SOC 420, Race and Minority Relations - 3 hours (Prereq: SOC 100GS or SOC 250GS or permission)
        • ** Courses recommended by Nebraska Methodist College.
  3. Clinical Year (35 hours required)
    • Students must successfully complete a respiratory therapy clinical training program at an affiliated Hospital/School of Respiratory Therapy. Students will be awarded 35 credit hours upon satisfactory completion of the training. The University of Nebraska is currently affiliated with the clinical programs at Alegent Health in Omaha and Nebraska Methodist College in Omaha. Gaining acceptance to an affiliated school for the clinical portion is a competitive process and admission cannot be assured by successful completion of pre-respiratory therapy courses.
    • Register for the following every semester during clinical training:
      • HSCI 430, Special Topics in Health Sciences - 1 hour (to total 2-3 hours)
      • This requirement is part of the 35 hours of credit awarded for the clinical training.

18 Feb 2014

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