At IPFW you may complete two years toward the Bachelor of Science in respiratory therapy. You must apply and be admitted to the Respiratory Therapy Program at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) to complete the degree. Completion of IPFW course work does not guarantee admission to the IUPUI program. The IUPUI respiratory therapy program is part of a hospital- and university-based consortium that also includes Ball State University, the University of Indianapolis, and Clarian Health Partners. Classroom and laboratory courses are held at Methodist Hospital (Indianapolis). Students remained enrolled at IUPUI for all their Respiratory Therapy courses. Graduates receive their degree from the IU School of Medicine.
Prerequisite Courses - Prior to entering IUPUI’s Respiratory Therapy Program, the student must complete the minimum prerequisites. These prerequisites may be completed at IPFW. Students should consult with an IPFW allied health sciences advisor for appropriate courses and semester sequencing.
Total Number of Prerequisite Credits – 55 These may be completed at IPFW.
Class Size - Approximately 30 students in the consortium.
Application Deadline - January 1. Late applications will be considered on a space-available basis.
Minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average - 2.5 on a 4.0 scale - This requirement is applied at the time of program application and must be maintained.
Minimum Specific Grade Point Average - 2.0 on a 4.0 scale for math and science course work. This requirement is applied at the time of program application and must be maintained.
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Certification - All students are required to complete instruction for adult, child, and infant CPR before entry into the program. This must be the Healthcare Provider CPR or CPR for the Professional Rescuer. These courses are offered for a fee through the American Heart Association and the American Red Cross.
Technical Standards - See IUPUI Health Professions Programs policy. All accepted students will be required to sign a statement certifying that they can meet the program’s technical standards.
Medical Requirements - All students are required to complete a medical history and document a complete vaccination program once accepted into the respiratory therapy program.
Interview - Qualified applicants must participate in an interview.
Clinical Observation - Applicants must complete and document at least three hours of clinical observation with a respiratory therapist.
Limited Submission of Application - Students apply to the professional/clinical portion of the respiratory therapy program may not submit applications through two or more universities.
The details of your prerequisite course work should be discussed with an IPFW allied health sciences advisor. You are also encouraged to consult an advisor at the IUPUI campus to discuss the degree by calling (317)278-4752 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. The most current program information is found at http://msa.iusm.iu.edu/hpp/.
For a complete listing of the IU Course Equivalency Grid see medicine.iu.edu/hpp/index.php/download_file/view/208/106/.
For a complete listing of the Non-IU Course Equivalency Grid see medicine.iu.edu/hpp/index.php/download_file/view/209/106/.