The Respiratory Care Program at Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls offers a curriculum leading to a Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Care Degree. Following completion of the BSRC Program, the graduates are eligible to sit for the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) Credentialing Examination for both the Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT) and the Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT). Upon successful completion of the CRT examination, the graduate may apply for a Texas State license to practice Respiratory Care as a Respiratory Care Practitioner (RCP).


The BSRC program is nationally accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC) which entitles the graduate to sit for all of the credentialing examinations.

Midwestern State University is accredited by / is a candidate for accreditation with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate degree. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Land, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call (404) 679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Midwestern State University.


RESPIRATORY CARE PROGRAM SUGGESTED COURSE PLAN FOR FULLY ADMITTED STUDENTS OF MSU. Students requiring remedial courses will need to discuss course plan with Health Sciences Counselor.

Semester Course Title Credit Hours

Year 1 – Fall

BIOL  1134Anatomy & Physiology I  4
POLS  1333American Government I  3
ENGL  1113Rhetoric & Composition I  3
FA ElectiveFine Arts  3
PHED ElectivePhysical Activity Course  2
Total 15

Year 1 – Spring

BIOL 1234Anatomy & Physiology II4
POLS 1433American Government II3
ENGL 1123Rhetoric & Composition II


HUMN Elective Humanities3
HIST 1133 American History to 1865 3 

Year 2 – Fall

CHEM 1103 Introductory Chemistry    3
Math College Level - not remedial/supplemental   3
PSYC/SOCLPsychology/Sociology    3
HUMN ElectiveHumanities    3
HIST 1233American History Since 1865    3
Total  15

Year 2 – Spring

CMPS 1023 Intro to Computing   3  
SPCH 1133 Fundamentals of Speech Com.  3
BIOL 3004 Microbiology  4 
ECON 1333General Economics   3 
PHED ElectivePhysical Activity Course  2 

Year 2 - Summer II

RESP 3403Foundation Patient Care   3
RESP 3413Intro to Respiratory Care   3
Total   6

Year 3 - Fall

RESP 3423 Physics & Resp Care   3
RESP 3433Cardiopulmonary A & P   3
RESP 3443 Basic Resp Therapeutics   3
RESP 3512Therapeutic Proc. & Equip.   2
RESP 3712Clinical Practicum I   2
RESP 3523Respiratory Pharmacology   3
Total  16

Year 3 - Spring

RESP 4463Respiratory Pathophysiology  3
RESP 3543Adult Critical Care  3
RESP 3552Adult Crit. Care Proc. & Equip.  2
RESP 3553Neonatal & Pediatric Resp Care  3
RESP 3561Neonatal Procedures & Equip.  1
RESP 3722Clinical Practicum II   2
Total 14

Year 3 - Summer I

RESP 4711 Clinical Practicum III   1

Year 4 - Fall

RESP 4123Data Analysis  3
RESP 4422Rehab & Health Promotion  2
RESP 4433Cardiopulmonary Dynamics  3
RESP 4453 Advanced Health Assessment   3
RESP 4403Pulmonary Diagnostics  3
RESP 4722 Clinical Practicum IV  2
Total 16

 Year 4 - Spring

RESP 4102Clinical Patient Management  2
RESP 4223Education Theory & Practice   3
RESP 4423Research & Resp Care  3
RESP 4432Theoritical Applications  2
RESP 4443Mgmt of Health Care Services  3
RESP 4732Clinical Practicum V  2
Total 15

The information above does not constitute a contract, expressed or implied, between applicant, student, faculty or Midwestern State University. The faculty reserves the right to change the curriculum or admission requirements. At the time of printing the information was true and accurate.