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BSRC Degree Plan Catalog Years 2014-2016



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 the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associates, baccalaureate and master's 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.


Year 1 - Fall Semester
BIOL 1133Anatomy & Physiology I3
ENGL 1103Intro to Communication3
CA ElectiveCreative Arts3
POLS 1333American Govt I3


Year 1 - Spring Semester
BIOL 1233Anatomy & Physiology II3
ENGL 1123Rhet & Comp3
POLS 1433American Govt II3
GLB ElectiveInquiry & Creativity3


Year 2 - Fall Semester
CHEM 1303General Organic/Bio3
CORE MATHMath 1053, 1203, or 12333
HIST 1133American History to 18653
LPC ElectiveLanguage, Philosophy, & Culture3


Year 2 - Spring Semester (Apply to the Respiratory Care Program)
PSYC or SOCLPSYC 1103(Gen) or SOCL 1133(Intro)3
HIST 1233History since 18653
BIOL 2144Microbiology4
GLB ElectiveCultural & Global Understanding3
Year 2 - Summer II Semester
RESP 3403Foundations Patient Care3
RESP 3413Intro to Respiratory Care3


Year 3 - Fall Semester
RESP 3423Physics & Resp Care3
RESP 3433Cardiopulmonary A & P3
RESP 3443Basic Resp Therapeutics3
RESP 3512Therapeutic Proc & Equip2
RESP 3712Clinical Practicum I2
RESP 3523Resp Pharmacology3


Year 3 - Spring Semester
RESP 4463Respiratory Pathophysiology3
RESP 3543Adult Critical Care3
RESP 3552Adult Critical Care Proc & Equip2
RESP 3553Neonatal & Pediatric Resp Care3
RESP 3561Neonatal Proc & Equip1
RESP 3722Clinical Practicum II2


Year 3 - Summer Semester
RESP 4711Clinical Practicum III 1
RESP 4223Education Theory & Practice 3


Year 4 - Fall Semester
RESP 4123Data Analysis3
RESP 4433Cardiopulmonary Dynamics3
RESP 4453Advanced Health Assessment3
RESP 4403Pulmonary Diagnostics3
RESP 4722Clinical Practicum IV2
RESP 4443MGMT of Health Care Services3


Year 4 - Spring Semester
RESP 4102Clinical Patient Management2
RESP 4422Rehab & Health Promotion2
RESP 4432Theoretical Applications2
RESP 4423Research & Resp Care3
RESP 4732Clinical Practicum V2
RESP 4133Dev Leadership Capabilities3


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.