Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

RESPIRATORY THERAPY PROGRAM: FAQS

Do I need to complete all of my prerequisites before I apply to the program?

No; you must complete all prerequisites before you begin the Respiratory Therapy program, but you may apply if you think you will be able to complete all prerequisites before you actually begin the program.

What are the class schedules like?

Schedules may change, but here is the current program schedule, by semester:

Semester Class Schedule
1st Semester Tuesday and Wednesday, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
2nd and 3rd Semesters Tuesday and Wednesday, 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
One 12-hour clinical shift per week
4th Semester Monday and Thursday, 9:00 am – 2:30 pm
One 12-hour clinical shift per week

What is the clinical schedule like?

Students are required to complete a total of 720 hours of clinicals during the 2nd, 3rd and 4th semesters. Clinicals are 12-hour shifts. Each student is required to do 2 12-hour shifts a semester at the University of Utah.