Pre-Respiratory Care Pathway

Bachelor of Science Respiratory Care (BSRc) or Master of Science Respiratory Care (MSRc) Admissions Pathway

Respiratory Therapists are trained to treat patients who have difficulty breathing because of cardiopulmonary (heart-lung problems). Under the direction of a physician, respiratory therapists conduct diagnostic tests of patients' cardiopulmonary functions and give patients appropriate treatment as prescribed by the physician.



UTSA does not offer a degree for Respiratory Care. Students can complete their pre-requisites toward Respiratory Care school application.

Timeline for respiratory care school applicants. This timeline is subject to change based on students’ competitiveness and readiness to apply.

bsrc application timeline            msrc application timeline

Pre-requisite Coursework

Before applying to a respiratory care program, schools will expect you to establish academic readiness through undergraduate coursework. Respiratory schools have specific coursework that is required for admission.

Research the requirements of the schools where you plan to apply for course requirements will and can vary from school to school. You can consult the individual respiratory care school websites for information on admission requirements.

Common Coursework Requirements

The below science courses are common among each individual Respiratory Therapy program; students should check individual websites for additional course pre-requisite requirements.

Biology requirements

BIO 2053 + BIO 2051 (lab)*

BIO 2063 + BIO 2061 (lab)

MMI 1053 + MMI 1061*

Chemistry requirements

CHE 1103 + CHE 1121*

Physics requirements

PHY 1603 + PHY 1611*


*indicates UTSA pre-requisite course required to register for course