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Pat Capps Covey College of Allied Health Professions
Department of Cardiorespiratory Care
•  Respiratory Therapy
•  Model Curriculum
•  Application Process
•  Tuition and Fees
•  Accreditation
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•  Clinical Affiliates
•  Planning To Apply To Medical School?
•  FAQs
•  Master of Science Degree
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Welcome to the website of the Department of Cardiorespiratory Care at the University of South Alabama. Whether you are a student enrolled at the University of South Alabama, or someone who would like more information about the Cardiorespiratory Care Program or the profession of respiratory therapy, thank you for logging on to our web site. We would like you to receive the information you are seeking. Our web site contains much information. However, if you have questions that remain unanswered, or would prefer to speak with a faculty or staff member personally, please contact us at the phone number listed below. You may also send us an e-mail if you like.

Our Department is proud of its 32-year tradition teaching respiratory therapy and cardiovascular technology. Our students receive didactic, laboratory and clinical education in every facet of respiratory therapy. The areas taught in cardiovascular technology are cardiac catheterization, echocardiography, and electrocardiography.

Our graduates are highly sought and recruited by employers because our graduates possess in-depth knowledge and fine-tuned clinical skills. Hospitals from across the country call to inquire about our multi-skilled and multi-competent graduates.

The faculty provides a wealth of knowledge and experience to help you achieve your academic and career goals. They also provide a friendly, personal, and encouraging atmosphere where you can learn how to care for patients who suffer from pulmonary and cardiac diseases.


The University of South Alabama offers a complete program in Cardiorespiratory Care leading to the Bachelor of Science degree. The curriculum provides a broad education in liberal arts and basic sciences and an in-depth study in respiratory therapy and non-invasive cardiovascular technology. Upon graduation students are eligible to sit for the National Board for Respiratory Care examinations for entry into practice.

The program in Cardiorespiratory Care is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (www.coarc.com).

Commission on Accreditation
for Respiratory Care
1248 Harwood Road
Bedford, Texas 76021-4244
(817) 283-2835

University of South Alabama Pat Capps Covey College of Allied Health Professions Department of Cardiorespiratory Care