The field of respiratory care is a diverse field with many opportunities. The United States Department of Labor reports that employment opportunities in respiratory care are growing above average and will continue to do so. Respiratory therapists evaluate and care for individuals who have breathing and other cardiopulmonary ailments ranging from moderate to life-threatening. Respiratory therapists work closely with other healthcare professionals to provide a wide range of diagnostic and therapy to patients.
The Mansfield University Respiratory Therapy Program is a full-time, four-year, Bachelor of Science (BS) degree program. It is a collaborative program with Mansfield University’s Department of Health Sciences and Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital. Students spend the first two years on the campus in Mansfield, PA completing program pre-requisites and general education courses. The students will spend their second two years plus one summer engaging in clinical courses and hands-on experiences at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA, where they complete classroom and clinical experience. Students will also have the opportunity to rotate to several other clinical affiliates gaining valuable hands-on clinical experiences.
At the end of their studies, students are awarded the BS in Respiratory Care and are immediately eligible to sit for the Therapist Multiple Choice Exam (TMC) and the Clinical Simulation Exam (CSE) to obtain their Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) credential.
Mansfield University Respiratory Care program has 100% job placement; never has a graduate of this program been unsuccessful in securing employment following graduation. Often, they have several offers from which to choose.
There are two exams for respiratory care practitioners. The first is the TMC exam which has a low and high cut score. Achieving the low-cut score award the CRT credential and state license. Achieving the high cut score allows the graduate to sit for the Clinical Simulation Exam (CSE). Passing the TMC at the high cut score and the CSE earns the graduate the RRT credential.
For the previous three years, our program has had a 100% pass rate for both the TMC exam and the CSE exam. Our graduates continually perform above the national pass rate on both exams.
The Mansfield University Respiratory Care program has been awarded the Distinguished RRT Credentialing award four times (2013, 2014, 2017 and 2018).
The Mansfield University Respiratory Therapist program is nationally accredited by:
The Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care.