University of Southern Indiana

Program Admission

IMG 9790Requirements

To be considered for admission to the respiratory therapy program, students must complete the following requirements:

  • Acceptance to the University of Southern Indiana. To apply to the University, you must complete an admission application with USI Admission. 

  • Application to the Respiratory Therapy program. Application deadline - May 1st

  • Applicants must have at least a high school or college grade point average of 2.5 or above based on a 4.0 scale.

  • Completion of 12 hours of observation in a Hospital Respiratory Therapy Department. (download form)

Admission Guidelines — New for 2014

Applications will be scored using the following guidelines—31 Points Possible 

24 possible points from GPA: Multiply GPA by 6. Most recent college GPA will be used if 24 hours have been earned. If an applicant has not accumulated 24 college hours, then high school GPA will be used.

2 possible points from Health Care Experience: 2 points for Direct Health Care work experience or 1 point for Non-Direct Health Care work experience (i.e. receptionist, pharmacy tech) + 1 point for completion of a health occupations program.

5 possible points from Academic Preparedness: 1 point for each of the following courses with a grade of "C" or above: BIOL 121 Anatomy and Physiology I, BIOL 122 Anatomy and Physiology II, CHEM 103 Molecules, Matter and Me or higher chemistry that meets USI UCC* requirements, MATH 111 College Algebra, or higher math that meets USI UCC requirements, and PHYS 101 Introduction to Physical Science or higher physics that meets USI UCC requirements. *University Core Curriculum.

Students must be in good health, eligible for respiratory therapy certification and capable of fulfilling clinical practice requirements. The number of students admitted to the respiratory program is determined by availability of instructional resources and clinical learning sites.


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