Program Admission Requirements

Respiratory Therapy Program AdmissionsTo be considered for admission to this program, the applicant must have:

  • Submitted a completed application form and fee to the Admissions Office at Mansfield University
  • Submitted all high school and/or college transcripts
  • Completed at least 3 credits each of high school math and science courses
  • A grade point average of at least 2.7 in math and science courses, and a minimum grade point average of 2.7 overall

In addition, prospective students are advised that, once admitted to the program, they must be able to:

  • Assist with lifting patients and perform other physically demanding tasks that involve bending, stooping, reaching, pushing, and pulling
  • Communicate effectively in written and oral English with patients and other health care providers
  • Use a stethoscope to assess breath sounds, hear normal levels of speech, and respond to audible and visual alarms
  • Manipulate and assemble small pieces of equipment and perform such tasks as needle puncture of an artery or placement of an artificial airway
  • Accurately measure medications, read patient records, evaluate information on patient monitors, and make and record observations of patients
  • Apply sufficient intellectual and emotional skills to make patient care decisions, and to respond quickly and effectively to medical emergencies
  • Work effectively with computers and sophisticated electronic and pneumatic equipment
  • Walk unassisted for hours at a time
  • Work with blood and other body fluids
  • Work with critically ill or injured patients of all ages
  • Work as a team member
  • Demonstrate compassion, dependability, and respect for others
  • Comply with all hospital and clinical affiliate policies and procedures
  • Comply with all hospital health, insurance, and background check requirements listed in the Student Handbook available at this web site
  • Comply with the University honor code and academic integrity policy (see Student Handbook posted at this web site)