B.S. in Health Science - Respiratory Care Concentration

College of Health Sciences
Academic Foundations
First Year Experience requirement4
English Composition requirement6-7
Mathematics requirement3-4
Interdisciplinary requirement3
Diverse Communities requirement3
Ethics requirement3
Distributed Disciplinary Foundations
Science requirement6-8
Behavioral & Social Science requirement6
Humanities requirement6
Arts requirement3
University Requirements
Writing Emphasis requirement9
Speaking Emphasis requirement9
Degree Requirements
Capstone requirement1-15
Related/Cognate Requirements 1
BIO 100Basic Biological Science 23
BIO 204Introductory Microbiology4
BIO 259Human Anatomy and Physiology I4
BIO 269Human Anatomy and Physiology II4
CHE 100Concepts of Chemistry 23
MAT 113Algebra and Functions 23
PSY 100Introduction to Psychology 23
PHI 180Introduction to Ethics 23
Major Courses 1
HEA 210Introduction to Allied Health3
HEA 370Medical Terminology1
HEA 371Aspects of Respiratory Therapy I2
HEA 372Respiratory Anatomy and Physiology3
HEA 373Bronchopulmonary Hygiene3
HEA 374Oxygen Therapy2
HEA 375Cardiopulmonary Disease3
HEA 376Aspects of Respiratory Therapy II2
HEA 377Pharmacology2
HEA 378Respiratory Technology3
HEA 360Pre-Clinical Lab for Respiratory Care3
HEA 380Clinical Practice I6
HEA 435Health Workshop1-6
HEA 472Mechanical Ventilation3
HEA 473Life Support Systems3
HEA 474Pulmonary Function Evaluation2
HEA 475Pediatric/Neonatal Respiratory Care2
HEA 476Respiratory Care Clinical II2
HEA 400Cardiopulmonary Concepts3
HEA 479Respiratory Care Clinical Practice III8
Capstone Requirement 1
HEA 478Respiratory Therapy Seminar I 33
Total Minimum Credits Required120

All courses must be completed with a C or better.


These required courses also satisfy general education requirements.


This course fulfills the Capstone requirement.


To track their individual degree progress, students are advised to access their Degree Progress Report (DPR) via myWCU regularly. For more information, visit wcupa.edu/DegreeProgressReport.

The following is a sample suggested course sequence for this program; course offerings and availability are not guaranteed. Students should consult their academic advisor with any questions.

Plan of Study Grid
Year One
Semester OneCredits
BIO 100 Basic Biological Science 3
MAT 113 Algebra and Functions 3
WRT 120 Effective Writing I 3
SPK 208
Public Speaking
or Business and Professional Speech Communication
FYE 100XFirst Year Experience 4
Semester Two
BIO 259 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 4
WRT 2XX200-Level WRT Course 3
Humanities Gen Ed 3
Diverse Communities Gen Ed 3
Interdisciplinary Gen Ed 3
Year Two
Semester Three
CHE 100 Concepts of Chemistry 3
PSY 100 Introduction to Psychology 3
BIO 269 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 4
Humanities Gen Ed 3
Semester Four
BIO 204 Introductory Microbiology 4
HEA 210 Introduction to Allied Health 3
Arts Gen Ed 3
Behavioral & Social Science Gen Ed 3
Speaing Emphasis Gen Ed 3
or Writing Emphasis Gen Ed
or Free Elective
Year Three
Semester Five
HEA 370 Medical Terminology 1
HEA 371 Aspects of Respiratory Therapy I 2
HEA 372 Respiratory Anatomy and Physiology 3
HEA 373 Bronchopulmonary Hygiene 3
HEA 374 Oxygen Therapy 2
Free Elective 2
Semester Six
HEA 375 Cardiopulmonary Disease 3
HEA 376 Aspects of Respiratory Therapy II 2
HEA 377 Pharmacology 2
HEA 378 Respiratory Technology 3
HEA 379 Hemodynamics I 3
(Nine weeks)  
HEA 380 Clinical Practice I 6
Year Four
Semester Seven
HEA 472 Mechanical Ventilation 3
HEA 473 Life Support Systems 3
HEA 474 Pulmonary Function Evaluation 2
HEA 475 Pediatric/Neonatal Respiratory Care 2
HEA 476 Respiratory Care Clinical II 2
HEA 477 Hemodynamics II 3
Semester Eight
HEA 435 Health Workshop 1
HEA 478 Respiratory Therapy Seminar I 3
HEA 479 Respiratory Care Clinical Practice III 8
 Total Credits120
  •  All core curriculum courses require a grade of "C" or better.
  • An overall GPA of 2.7 is required prior to the continuation to .
  • through must be taken in sequence and combinations as listed above.