Breathe life into your career
Breathing is a privilege many of us may take for granted. However, those with cardiopulmonary diseases know just how hard breathing can be. At DSU, you can become a Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) and help patients manage their breathing obstacles. To better fit your schedule, you can complete your program in either Sioux Falls or Rapid City, South Dakota.
Students in the DSU Respiratory Care program are exposed to advanced technology and the latest respiratory equipment, to include:
Students will develop skills and master concepts in:
|Emergency and trauma
Pulmonary diagnostic testing
You also have access to seminars and conferences, like the South Dakota Society for Respiratory Care (SDSRC). Build your resume and network with potential employers by sitting on the SDSRC board of directors as a student representative. In addition, the SDSRC offers scholarships and opportunities to attend the National American Association for Respiratory Care conferences.
DSU partners with Avera, Sanford, and Monument Health. Students complete clinical rotations working with real patients at the bedside as a part of their degree completion. In addition, the above facilities offer paid internship opportunities for students enrolled in the DSU Respiratory Care Program.
Pursue your dreams
Our program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC). CoARC is the organization that accredits respiratory therapy education programs in the United States. To achieve this end, it utilizes an 'outcome-based' process. Programmatic outcomes are performance indicators that reflect the extent to which the educational goals of the program are achieved and by which program effectiveness is documented.
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