Graduate Certificate in Respiratory Care Leadership

The Graduate Certificate in Respiratory Care Leadership is designed to provide additional knowledge and skills in the application of leadership, quality assessment, and health policy concepts in the healthcare environment. The Graduate Certificate is 100% online and requires the completion of 12 credit hours of courses.

Admission Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree in respiratory therapy, related health science, or social science from a college or university accredited by an accepted accredited body

  • Registered Respiratory Therapy (RRT) Credential in good standing

  • Respiratory Care Practitioner State License in good standing

  • Minimum GPA of 2.75 (based on a 4.0 scale) on all previous work completed beyond high school (secondary school)

  • Online application through the Graduate School’s application system

  • Statement of purpose

  • Unofficial transcripts of all college coursework attempted

Certificate Requirements

Required Courses (9 credit hours)

RESP 5101 – Health Outcomes and Quality Assessment (3)

RESP 6101 – Respiratory Care Leadership (3)

RESP 6104 – Health Policy, Law, and Ethics in the Health Professions (3)

Elective Course (3 credit hours)

Select one of the following:

NURS 6282 – Interprofessional Collaboration in Healthcare (3)

RESP 6601 – Emerging Issues in Respiratory Care Seminar (3)

Certificate Total = 12 Credit Hours

Grade Requirements
  • A minimum 3.0 GPA is required to graduate with the certificate

  • No more than one course with a grade of C; courses graded as C on the certificate plan of study must be offset by an equal number of graduate-level credits graded as A

  • Courses with a grade of C cannot be transferred to the M.S. in Respiratory Care program; the course will need to be repeated if enrolled in the MSRC program

Program Contact:
Professor Kimberly Clark