The Bachelor of Science degree program in Respiratory Therapy provides students with an exceptional education to prepare for a rewarding professional career as advanced Respiratory Therapy practitioners, as well as to provide a foundation for leadership in management and supervision, education, research, and clinical specialization.
This program prepares students to provide professional respiratory care in health care settings ranging from the emergency room to the patient’s home. The program provides the necessary knowledge and skills to begin clinical practice and promotes continual career growth.
A Respiratory Therapist is a member of the health care team who takes care of patients with respiratory problems by participating in diagnosing and managing specific patient cases. Moreover, the respiratory therapist is involved in prevention and health promotion programs for individuals and society.
The KSAU-HS enjoys the opportunity and significant advantage of being associated with the King Abdulaziz Medical City for students’ clinical practice. King Abdulaziz Medical City is a tertiary hospital with a capacity of 1,300 beds and has highly qualified staff with high-tech equipment, doing procedures and surgeries, and thus providing students with an excellent environment for clinical practice and gaining experience.