Respiratory Therapy

RST IconThe Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Therapy Program will prepare you to take a leadership role in any clinical setting. The UAB Respiratory Therapy Program is one of only two baccalaureate programs in the state of Alabama dedicated to training future respiratory care practitioners (RCP). Respiratory therapists care for patients, from adults to premature children, who have trouble breathing due to chronic respiratory disease or other ailments.


IconThe Respiratory Therapy program will no longer be accepting applications for the B.S. degree in Respiratory Therapy.


CurriculumIcon2The Respiratory Therapy program is committed to providing high quality education, to prepare students with a solid educational background and a set of skills translatable to a variety of health care settings. Click here to see the details of the curriculum.


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Clinical Education Sites

Clinical IconClinical education is an essential component of a healthcare student’s education. The respiratory Therapy Program requires students to rotate to different clinical sites around the Birmingham area. The following are the current active clinical sites used by our program:


StudentIconWe know that our students and graduates are the strength of our program. The diversity of our students, their backgrounds, and varied expirences, brings richness to the educational experience in the Respiratory Therapy program. Focusing on academics and clinical rotations is only a part of the education experience. Click here to see what our students are doing.

Faculty and Staff

FacultyStaff IconOur faculty create a culture of innovation and collaboration that embraces social responsibility and entrepreneurial principles. UAB faculty are teachers, scholars, researchers, clinicians and entrepreneurs who earn the highest honors in their fields, lead professional societies and provide exceptional mentoring and training.

Program Accreditation

CoARCThe UAB School of Health Professions, Respiratory Therapy Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (