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Prospective Pre-Respiratory Therapy Biology Student

I want to major in pre-respiratory therapy!!

There is no such thing as a pre-respiratory therapy major. Biology/pre-respiratory therapy students must complete a minimum curriculum of 60 hours of course work at an accredited college or university before being accepted into a Respiratory Therapy Program.

In addition to the core requirements for a UNG biology degree of (42) hours, students take an additional (18) hours that include:

Anatomy and Physiology I and II w/labs - 8 hours
Microbiology- 4 hours
Electives from Biology and Chemistry - 6 hours

Georgia has seventeen respiratory therapy programs that can be identified by selecting the state of "GA" at the following web address:  The National Board for Respiratory Care Accredited Schools.

Georgia Regents University Respiratory Therapy Program offers a 2+2 program.  Applications to this curriculum must have completed the 60 hrs. core requirement, have a current CPR & first aid certification, have a GPA of 2.5 (4.0 scale) with at least 2.5 in math and science courses.

Georgia State University prospective students complete 60 hours of coursework before entering their professional program. 

After acceptance in an accredited Respiratory Therapy Program, students have two years of concentration in respiratory therapy coursework. Following graduation students are eligible to take a national examination that leads to the credential Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT).

Useful Websites:

The American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) 

The National Board for Respiratory Care

Biology Pre-Respiratory Therapy Advisors:


Dahlonega Campus:

Dr. Larry Gibson

Gainesville Campus:

Dr. Jeanelle Morgan

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