Respiratory therapists evaluate, treat, and care for patients with breathing or other cardiopulmonary disorders. These licensed health care professionals are employed by hospitals, clinics, nursing care facilities, sleep labs and home health services.
Missouri Southern State University offers a Respiratory Care Program in partnership with Franklin Technology Center (FTC).
Registered respiratory care practitioners function in a wide variety of settings:
Graduates of the respiratory program can obtain the Registered Respiratory Therapist credential by passing the National Board for Respiratory Care RRT exam. Graduates that obtain the RRT credential may also obtain specialty credentials offered by the National Board for Respiratory Care in Neonatal/Pediatrics, Pulmonary Function, Sleep Disorders and Critical Care.
Respiratory Care Program Director
Health Science Building 324
3950 East Newman Road
Joplin, MO 64801