Respiratory care professionals treat patients who exhibit a range of diverse health issues including asthma, pneumonia, emphysema, cystic fibrosis, lung cancer as well as those who are having respiratory problems related to trauma, strokes, heart attacks, and premature birth.
Through classroom, laboratory and diverse clinical site practicum, students develop the necessary health care knowledge, bedside skills and problem-solving abilities to serve the health needs of patients from newborns to the elderly. They are prepared to manage both acute and chronic diseases that affect the cardiopulmonary system as well as trauma, sub-acute disease, and public health issues from asthma to tuberculosis.
All students who successfully complete LIU Brooklyn's four-year B.S. in Respiratory Care program and have fulfilled all scholastic requirements for both the entry-level certification, which is required for state licensure, and the advanced-registry credentialing examinations as set forth by the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC), will be allowed to take the entry-level CRT examination 30 days prior to graduation. The NBRC CRT entry-level examination is recognized by all states that require licensing of respiratory care professionals.
The B.S in Respiratory Care is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC) (www.coarc.com). It is registered with the New York State Department of Education. CoArc outcomes data can be found here.
The four-year B.S. in Respiratory Care (also known as Respiratory Therapy), is designed to provide students with educational and clinical competence. It emphasizes comprehension, versatility and advanced clinical knowledge. The two-year, Pre-Professional Phase of the program consists of preparation in the basic sciences and in mathematics as well as the humanities and social sciences, providing students with a broad-based, liberal arts foundation.
During the Professional Phase of the program – usually years 3 and 4 – students are engaged in the theoretical, practical and clinical aspects of adult, pediatric and neonatal respiratory care. They gain an in-depth knowledge of clinical science and its application in health care.
Those who successfully complete the program are eligible to take the national board examinations given by the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC). The B.S in Respiratory Care is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC). It is registered with the New York State Department of Education. CoArc outcomes data can be found here.