Application and Deadlines

(The Application will be available prior to the application deadline.)

Program Admission Requirements
  • Graduate from an accredited high school or receive a passing score on the GED examination.
  • Completion of high school or college Biology (BSCI 10001 or higher)
  • Completion of high school or college Algebra (MATH 10023 or higher)
  • Completion of high school or college Chemistry (CHEM 10030 or higher)
  • A minimum "C" (2.0) grade in required courses
  • A cumulative GPA of > 2.70
  • Complete at least 4 hours of job shadowing with a respiratory therapist. (Forms are located in the Information and Application Packet)
Program Admission

Accepting a seat in the program is only for the upcoming spring semester. If a student waits, he or she must reapply next year. Once accepted to the program, students must take each semester consecutively for two years due to RT course offerings. If a student fails a class, at the discretion of the RT program director, they will be readmitted to the program the next year, one time only, to retake the failed semester and continue the program.

  • Accepted students must attend a program orientation meeting . More information will be given when an acceptance letter is received.
  • All students accepted into the program are required to complete fingerprinting and a state and federal background check, which will be completed during the new student orientation day.

*Students should notify the RT program director of any convictions. A past conviction may disqualify him/her from completing clinical rotations, taking credentialing examinations, receiving a state license to practice (Section 4761.04 of the Ohio Revised Code), and/or obtaining employment after graduation.

Pursuant to federal regulations and state law, Kent State University is committed to provide all persons equal access to its programs, facilities, employment, without regard to race, color, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or identification as a disabled veteran, or veteran of the Vietnam era. Inquiries regarding federal regulations and state law may be directed to the Office of Affirmative Action, Wright Hall, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio 44242-0001.