Respiratory Therapy

Program Admissions

The application for admission deadline has passed for the 2021-2022 academic year. The 2021 application packet is available here for your reference.

Submit applications to and/or for more information contact:

Rachel Stewart, Academic Advisor for College of Health Sciences
Dixie State University
225 South University Avenue
St. George, Utah 84770
Phone: 435-652-7695
Email: Rachel.Stewart@dixie.edu

Please Note:

  • To be considered for admission to the Respiratory Therapy program, an applicant must first be accepted as a Dixie State University student. Then, the applicant must complete a separate application to this program.
  • Everything one needs to know about applying to DSU can be found on the Admissions website.
  • Late applications will be accepted, but will be reviewed only if the on-time applicants do not meet selection criteria. Students who will be able to complete all prerequisites by the end of the summer are eligible to apply for the class beginning in the fall.

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Requirements

All you need to know before you apply to ensure you’re eligible for acceptance.

Admission Requirements

Prerequisites

View our academic catalog to learn what courses you need before starting your professional degree.

Program Prerequisites
Important Information
Advanced Standing Policy

This policy is provided to allow guidelines for the evaluation of entering or transferring students’ transcripts. The Respiratory Therapy program at Dixie State University is a registry-level program. This policy is provided to allow advanced standing for students who:

  1. possess a CRT credential from an accredited program and who wish to pursue registry-eligible status; or
  2. are program applicants but may request advanced-standing based on having satisfied selected prerequisite courses from an accredited institution; or
  3. have attended an accredited respiratory therapy education program but have not earned the CRT credential.

Advanced Standing Policy

Program Admissions Policy
  • The Respiratory Therapy program has established a selection system that is intended to facilitate admitting students who will successfully complete the program curriculum and become competent therapists who meet employer expectations.
  • Selection criteria for the program have been formulated with the input and advice of the program Advisory Committee. Criteria include: cumulative GPA, prerequisite GPA, previous healthcare experience, program application essay, and interview by the Selection Committee.
  • Program selection decisions are based on the cumulative scores achieved by applicants and are applied without regard to race, color, ethnic background, national origin, religion, creed, age, citizenship, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, or gender.
  • In the event that a fully qualified class cannot be accepted according to the above criteria, late or incomplete applications may then be reviewed for possible inclusion in the class selection.
Program Admissions Process
  1. Applications are received by the Academic Advisor and logged by the date of submission of application.
  2. Applications are reviewed for completeness by the Academic Advisor; incomplete or late applications are not sent forward for selection at this point.
  3. Cumulative and prerequisite GPA scoring are completed by the Academic Advisor and applications are then reviewed by the Program Director and Director of Clinical Education.
  4. The Academic Advisor contacts each eligible applicant to establish the date and time of the applicant’s Selection Committee interview.
  5. The Selection Committee interviews each candidate and each member independently scores the candidate according to the grading rubric established for each interview question.
  6. Interview scores are averaged for each candidate.
  7. Overall scores are tabulated and numerically ranked.
  8. The Selection Committee reviews the final rankings and assures that no mathematical errors or omissions have occurred.
  9. The top scoring group of students are accepted into the program, based on the class size as determined by the Advisory Committee and the university (12-16 students is the usual class size).
  10. The next four students are designated as alternates, to be accepted into the program in the event that previously accepted students vacate their positions in the program.

Contact

Jessica Robinson

Program Director

Email: robinsonj@dixie.edu

Phone: 435-879-4962

Office: Taylor 255

Rachel Stewart

Academic Advisor

Email: Rachel.Stewart@dixie.edu

Phone: 435-652-7695

Office: HPC 339

Kathryn Preiss

Administrative Assistant

Email: Kathryn.Preiss@dixie.edu

Phone: 435-879-4820

Office: Taylor 207/HPC 322