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The Respiratory Therapy Program at Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas, offers a curriculum leading to a Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Care Degree. Following completion of the BSRC Program, graduates are eligible to sit for the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) Credentialing Examination for the Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) exam. Upon successful completion of the NBRC exams, graduates may apply for a Texas State license to practice Respiratory Care as a Respiratory Care Practitioner (RCP).


BSRC Applicant Selection Procedures

  • Applications are accepted between January 1 - April 15
  • Entrance into the program begins during the Summer II semester each year
  • Applicant ranking is based upon, but not limited to the following:
  1. GPA of prerequisite courses
  2. Number of prerequisite courses completed at MSU
  3. Performance on the ATI TEAS Examination (Test of Essential Academic Skills)
  4. Applicant Personal Interview with program faculty (not all students will be selected for a personal interview)


Admission Guidelines for the Respiratory Care Program

  • Students must be admitted to Midwestern State University. MSU Application

  • Students must apply to the Respiratory Care Program. BSRC Application opens January 1st.

  • Students must take the ATI TEAS Examination (Test of Essential Academic Skills). The exam may be scheduled at the Midwestern State University testing center. Please call (940) 397-4676 to schedule the exam. (Results must be sent to

  • All program prerequisites must be completed before taking any respiratory care classes. The program prerequisites are Anatomy and Physiology I, Anatomy and Physiology II, Chemistry,  Microbiology, College-Level Math, Communication area of the core, and General Psychology or Introductory Sociology. A minimum grade of C is required for all program prerequisites.

  • 36 of the 42 required general core credits must be completed prior to being formally admitted to the respiratory care program.


Additional Admission Information

  • Notification of admission is made in writing and requires an acceptance form returned to the Respiratory Care Department. Return of a signed acceptance form signifies that the student agrees to all technical standards outlined in the admission packet.  Students will complete all BSRC degree requirements 22 months from beginning respiratory care coursework. With the degree requirements completed in May, the students are in the best position to be successful when they sit for the National Board Examinations following graduation.

  • Background checks, drug screening, and proof of immunization are required following initial acceptance into the program.  Applicants must successfully clear each of these three requirements to be fully accepted into the program. 

  • Respiratory Therapy shadowing information will be given out to applicants after we receive applications in January.

  • The on-campus BSRC program does not accept prior respiratory care course credits or work experience in lieu of required respiratory care course work, and does not offer advanced placement.

  • If you would like to speak with an advisor or have any questions please e-mail e-to schedule an appointment. For more information about prerequisite courses, please view our degree plan.


  • To become a practicing respiratory therapist in Texas, you must pass the Therapist Multiple-Choice Exam (TMC) and earn the Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT) credential. In addition, some hospitals and other state licensure boards require students to pass the Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) exam. 

  • The requirements to take the exam are:

    • 1. Be 18 years of age or older

    • 2. Be a graduate of and have a minimum of an associate degree from a respiratory therapy education program supported or accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC).

  • For further information about NBRC examination requirements, please visit the NBRC Website.




A minimum grade of 75 (C) is required in all respiratory courses.  Failure to attain a minimum grade of C in these courses will prevent the student from progressing in the program.  A student who fails to achieve a grade of C in any respiratory care course may repeat the course one time.  Any student who fails to achieve a grade of C in any two respiratory care courses will be dismissed and not eligible for re-admission.


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