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Cardiopulmonary Science Program

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Cardiopulmonary Science
The Nave Center

1000 Jason Witten Way
Elizabethton, TN 37643
Ph: (423) 547-4900

 

College of Clinical &
Rehabilitative Health Sciences
East Tennessee State University

P.O. Box 70282
Johnson City, TN 37614
Phone: (423) 439-7454
Fax: (423) 439-4240
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girls working in the lab for respiratory

The Cardiopulmonary Science - Respiratory Therapist Program is administered in the Department of Allied Health Sciences. The Bachelor of Science degree in Cardiopulmonary Science provides the general education core and allied health core, cardiopulmonary didactic, and laboratory courses, and clinical internship education necessary for the advanced respiratory care practitioner. 

Respiratory therapists provide care for patients with heart and lung problems such as asthma, chronic bronchitis, emphysema, cystic fibrosis and sleep apnea, but also those experiencing a heart attack or suffering a stroke. They perform diagnostic tests for lung capacity, administer breathing treatments, record a patient's progress and consult with physicians and surgeons on continuing care.

This profession ranked #51 in "The 100 Best Jobs" and #24 in "Best Health Care Jobs" by U.S. News & World Report for 2015.

 

coarc logoThe Cardiopulmonary Science program is accredited by and programmatic outcome data is available through the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care.



Ground classes are held at the Nave Center in Elizabethton.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

we are one of three school to have this bachelors of science program inTennessee 

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