University of Minnesota - Crookston logo
  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: $ 13.6k / Semester
  • Foreign: $ 20.9k / Semester
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English


    The care provided by respiratory therapists may include administration of oxygen, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, mangement of mechanical ventilators, administering medications to the lungs, monitorint cardiopulmonary systems, and measuring lung function. Patients range from premature infants needing rescue breathing to seniors who require pulmonary rehabilitation to live with chronic lung disorders.

    Respiratory care practitioners are important members of the health care team. They work under the medical direction of doctors with expertise in pulmonary medicine, critical care, pediatrics, neonatology and rehabilitation. Respiratory care practitioners assume significant responsibility for patient care, working closely with nurses, physical therapists, radiographers, and social workers.

    The mission of the track is to:

    • Prepare students to become respiratory care practitioners with advanced-level clinical skills
    • Provide professional courses and clinical experiences to support professional development
    • Prepare students to serve as consultants to physicians and other medical staff:Adult critical care and patient transport, Newborn and pediatric critical care, Cardiopulmonary diagnostics-pulmonary function testing, Cardiopulmonary rehabilitation, disease prevention, case management in asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), as well as smoking cessation and lung health counseling

    Detailed Course Facts

    Tuition fee
    • USD 13626 Semester (National)
    • USD 20876 Semester (International)
    Start date 2016 Credits 60 credits
    Duration full-time 24 months Languages Take an IELTS test
    • English
    Delivery mode On Campus Educational variant Full-time More information Go To The Course Website

    Course Content

    • Patient Care Techniques
    • Foundations of Respiratory Care
    • Respiratory Care Modalities and Equipment I
    • Cardiopulmonary Patient Assessment
    • Clinical Practicum I
    • Seminar in Respiratory Care I
    • Respiratory Care Modalities and Equipment II
    • Advanced Cardiopulmonary Physiology and Pathophysiology
    • Clinical Practicum II
    • Seminar in Respiratory Care II
    • Clinical Research: Literature, Methodology, and Application

    USA requirements for international students

    Each university in the Unites States of America sets its own admission standards so there isn't the same criteria for all the students and the university can decide which applicants meet those standards. The fee for each application is between $35 to $100. 

    After the selections of the universities you want to attend, the best of all would be to contact each university for an application form and more admission information for the international students. Moreover, for a graduate or postgraduate program it's necessary to verify the admission requirements. Some programs require that you send your application directly to their department. 

    Admissions decisions are based on students's academic record and different test scores, such as TOEFL, the SAT or ACT (for undergraduate programs) and GRE or GMAT (for graduate programs). Admission decision is based on your academic results and motivation.


    English Language Requirements

    TOEFL paper-based test score : 572

    To study at this university, you have to speak English. We advice you to

    take an IELTS test.


    Admissions Criteria include:
    • Application Fee
    • Cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher required for admission to UMR
    • Recommended minimum cumulative STEM GPA of 2.5 for all attempts of prerequisite science courses within five years of application
    • Grade of C- or higher in all science prerequisite and liberal education courses
    • Patient care experience (please note each track within the BSHP may have different requirements for patient care experience)
    • Official High school transcript (only if a bachelor's or associate's degree has not been awarded)
    • Official College Transcript(s)
    • Application Essay (300 to 500 words)
    • Personal Interview conducted by each tracks admissions committee

    Work Experience

    No work experience is required.

    Related Scholarships*

    • Academic Excellence Scholarship

      "The Academic Excellence Scholarship can provide up to a 50 % reduction in tuition per semester. These scholarships will be renewed if the student maintains superior academic performance during each semester of their 3-year Bachelor programme. The scholarship will be directly applied to the student’s tuition fees."

    • Alumni Study Travel Fund

      Scholarships for students who are already attending the University of Reading.

    • Amsterdam Merit Scholarships

      The University of Amsterdam aims to attract the world’s brightest students to its international classrooms. Outstanding students from outside the European Economic Area can apply for an Amsterdam Merit Scholarship.


    The University of Minnesota and Mayo School of Health Sciences are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, a commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The Respiratory Care Track is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care.

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