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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: $ 13.7k / Year
  • Foreign: $ 28k / Year
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English

    February, October


    During the first three years students complete six semesters and minimum of 90-102 credits of undergraduate courses, to include 36-44 credits of general education and math courses and 25-27 credits in science courses. The Respiratory Care specialty track is taken in the fourth year at the Rutgers Health Sciences Campus at Newark. This professional component, 12 months in duration, builds upon the student's knowledge in basic sciences to provide specific education in respiratory care and to develop sensitivity toward health care related issues.

    Classroom instruction, integrated with clinical practice at affiliate hospital sites prepares students for a career in in the field of respiratory care upon graduation. Graduates receive a Joint BS Degree from the Newark College of Arts and Sciences and the School of Health Related Professions. Graduates from the joint BSAHT are also eligible for both the entry-level licensure (CRT) and Advanced Practitioner (RRT) examinations offered by the National Board of Respiratory Care (NBRC).

    Detailed Course Facts

    Application deadline February, October Tuition fee
    • USD 13683 Year (National)
    • USD 27978 Year (International)
    Start date January,October 2015 Duration full-time 48 months Partnership Joint Languages Take an IELTS test
    • English
    Delivery mode On Campus Educational variant Full-time

    Course Content

    Year 4 (Rutgers-SHRP)
    • Core Concepts in Respiratory Care
    • Fundamentals of Respiratory Care
    • Applied Cardiopulmonary Pathophysiology I
    • Cardiopulmonary Pharmacology
    • Clinical Practice I
    • Principles of Ventilatory Support
    • Applied Cardiopulmonary Pathophysiology II
    • Pediatric/Neonatal Respiratory Care
    • Cardiopulmonary Evaluation
    • Special Procedures
    • Clinical Practice II
    • Patient Management in Critical Care
    • Long-Term, Home & Rehabilitative Care
    • Cardiopulmonary Diagnostics
    • Respiratory Care Practicum
    • Clinical Practice III

    USA requirements for international students

    Each university in the Unites States of America sets its own admission standards so there isn't the same criteria for all the students and the university can decide which applicants meet those standards. The fee for each application is between $35 to $100. 

    After the selections of the universities you want to attend, the best of all would be to contact each university for an application form and more admission information for the international students. Moreover, for a graduate or postgraduate program it's necessary to verify the admission requirements. Some programs require that you send your application directly to their department. 

    Admissions decisions are based on students's academic record and different test scores, such as TOEFL, the SAT or ACT (for undergraduate programs) and GRE or GMAT (for graduate programs). Admission decision is based on your academic results and motivation.


    English Language Requirements

    IELTS band : 6.5 TOEFL paper-based test score : 550 TOEFL iBT® test : 79

    To study at this university, you have to speak English. We advice you to

    take an IELTS test. More About IELTS


    Applicants to the Respiratory Care Program-North must meet the following admission criteria:
    • hold a high school diploma or GED certificate and meet all admission requirements of the collaborating institution
    • complete at least 90-100 credits of general education and science course work while maintaining a "C" grade or better in all program pre-requisites
    • GPA of at least a 2.75
    • completions of the following mandatory pre-requisites by the Spring semester before starting the Program: College Algebra, Psychology, English 101 & 102, Anatomy and Physiology I and II (with a lab), Microbiology (with a lab), College Chemistry (with a lab), General Physics (strongly recommended but not required)
    • HOBET Entrance exam (to be taken at Rutgers-SHRP)
    • Entrance interview

    Work Experience

    No work experience is required.

    Related Scholarships*

    • Academic Excellence Scholarship

      "The Academic Excellence Scholarship can provide up to a 50 % reduction in tuition per semester. These scholarships will be renewed if the student maintains superior academic performance during each semester of their 3-year Bachelor programme. The scholarship will be directly applied to the student’s tuition fees."

    • Alumni Study Travel Fund

      Scholarships for students who are already attending the University of Reading.

    • Amsterdam Merit Scholarships

      The University of Amsterdam aims to attract the world’s brightest students to its international classrooms. Outstanding students from outside the European Economic Area can apply for an Amsterdam Merit Scholarship.

    * The scholarships shown on this page are suggestions first and foremost. They could be offered by other organisations than Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.


    Rutgers uses your FAFSA to develop a financial-aid package based on your qualifications, financial need and the funds available to the university. Your package may include any or a combination of these major financial aid sources:

    • Gift aid does not require repayment and is divided into three categories: grants (which recognize financial need) and scholarships and awards (which recognize academic merit, special talents, or other achievements).
    • Loans must be repaid (usually after graduation) and can come from private lenders as well as federal, state and university sources.
    • Work-study allows students to earn money for college expenses while gaining valuable skills - often in their intended field.


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