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Armour Academic Center
600 S. Paulina Street, 1021D
Chicago, IL 60612
David L. Vines, MHS, RRT, Chairperson
Phone: (312) 563-2353

Respiratory Care Program

Respiratory care, also known as respiratory therapy, is a dynamic and exciting health profession offering many opportunities for the new graduate. The field of respiratory care includes:

  • Basic care (oxygen, aerosol and chest physiotherapy)
  • Critical care (ventilator management and physiologic monitoring)
  • Perinatal and pediatric respiratory care
  • Cardiopulmonary diagnostics
  • Pulmonary laboratory
  • Alternate site and home health care
  • Patient education
  • Pulmonary rehabilitation
  • Disease management

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Photo caption: (L to R) Ankeet Patel, Joshua Wilson, Victoria Nickola, RC graduates.

Master of Science in Respiratory Care

No prior health care experience is required for the program.

The Master of Science program prepares graduates for a professional career as advanced respiratory care practitioners and leaders in education, research and clinical specialization.

The Master of Science in respiratory care degree program requires a minimum of 119 quarter credit hours taken at the graduate level.

The professional phase of the program:

  • Includes coursework and clinical fieldwork
  • Is completed at Rush University and its affiliated clinical sites
  • Takes approximately 21 months to complete

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