The Master of Science in Respiratory Care degree program was approved on 4/3/17 by The Higher Education Coordinating Board to begin Fall 2017. The MSRC is a 36-hour, online post-professional program comprised of a 24-hour core of Respiratory Care (RC) courses plus a 12-hour option of one of two concentrations, Leadership or Polysomnography. The MSRC combines a research component with a pulmonary physiology foundation required for mid- to high-level clinical specialists, managers, and educators and will prepare individuals to work side-by-side with physicians to provide advanced practice skills. The online delivery system makes possible degree completion for working therapists while remaining employed in their geographic location. Students completing the Polysomnography Concentration are eligible to sit for the Sleep Disorder Specialist (SDS) subspecialty credential exam administered by the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC). http://www.txstate.edu/news/news_releases/news_archive/2017/April-2017/RespiratoryCare040317.html
REQUIRED CORE (24-hours)
LEADERSHIP CONCENTRATION (12-hours)
POLYSOMNOGRAPHY CONCENTRATION (12-hours)
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS - June 15 (resident) or June 1 (international)
The MOVE is ON!! The BSRC class to be admitted in Fall 2017 will be completing their junior year in the Respiratory Care Program on the San Marcos campus and attending clinical rotations in San Antonio & Austin area hospitals. With the new Health Professions Building on the Round Rock campus expected to be ready in late spring 2018, the Respiratory Care Department will be moving to the Round Rock campus for this class to complete their senior year in the new building while attending all clinicals in the Austin area. The new building will have more than double the space with each lab holding 48 students plus research spaces for exciting new opportunities for students and faculty. A brand new building for the graduating class of 2019!
Click on the link for a view at what is happening today on the Round Rock campus as the new Health Professions building goes up! We can't wait to be in that beautiful new building!
We appreciate your interest in the Respiratory Care profession, the Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Care Program (BSRC) offered at Texas State University, and our graduate program in polysomnography (sleep diagnostics).
The Respiratory Care program at Texas State recently celebrated its 44th Anniversary at Texas State and our department represents the first established program in the College of Health Professions in 1972. Since that time, over 1400 graduates from our program can be found in areas of healthcare leadership and management, education, research, clinical practice, and medical equipment development/sales throughout the U.S. and abroad.
The current RC faculty has over 125 years of collective teaching experience in Respiratory Care at Texas State. The Respiratory Care and Sleep Specialty Programs are fully accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC) and allow graduates to sit for the national board exams administered by the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) and the Board for Polysomnographic Technologists (BRPT).
The Texas State RC Program student-to-teacher ratio for all fulltime & adjunct faculty per cohort class of 40 students is 4-to-1 and for each PSG class of 10, the ratio of 3-to-1. We are dedicated to provide the knowledge and skills required to become Registered Respiratory Therapists (RRT), Registerered Polysomnographic Technologists (RPSGT), or Sleep Disorder Specialists (SDS).
The College of Health Professions held its 2nd Annual Scroll Ceremony for the new cohorts admitted to the eight academic programs in the college. Students and faculty joined in the celebration of the Oath of Practice as healthcare professionals dedicating themselves to provide the highest quality care and services. As you can see, the Class of 2018 was completely represented with the faculty, as well.
We have recently added an Alumni page to better connect with all our incredible Bobcat Alumni who are part of our Respiratory Care and Polysomnography family. It would be amazing to hear from you and ensure we have current info regarding your complishments and professional leadership. We have also provided information on our student scholarships, if you are interested in giving a tax-deductible gift toward a scholarship of your choice. You know from going through our program that we are always grateful for any type of gift--whether a cash gift or a gift-in-kind. Any kind of giving will result in a tax-deductible acknowledgement of your generousity--got a spare ventilator just sitting around gather dust??
Of course, if you want to name one of our labs or the entire Respiratory Care Program, we certainly can provide information on naming rights, as well!
Please click on this Alumni link and update your information with us. We are excited about the growth and opportunities ahead for our programs including advancing degrees as part of our strategic plans for the future and we want you to be "in the know" at all times about your Bobcat home in Respiratory Care and Sleep.
Come visit us soon in beautiful San Marvolous.....remember?
Part of the role of faculty is to be involved in ongoing research and publication of our findings in peer-reviewed professional journals and books to advance new knowledge in the field of Respiratory Care. Students are encouraged to work with faculty on research projects and some studies result in a publication for students and faculty. Below are recent publications of faculty, students, and graduates.
The Department of Respiratory Care is pleased to offer a graduate certificate in Polysomnographic Technology. The PSG program is the only program offered at the graduate level in the nation and provides 15 graduate hours in sleep technology that may be applied toward graduate degrees, such as the Master of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies (MSIS) degree. Following the 9-month graduate certificate program, students will receive a graduate certificate from Texas State and notation on their graduate transcript denoting the certificate. The graduate certificate qualifies for all credentialed respiratory therapist to sit for either/both the Registered Polysomnographic Technologists (RPSGT) or a Sleep Disorder Specialist (SDS) national credentials.
Sleep studies, or polysomnography, is an exciting area of healthcare in which the sleep profession perform technical & diagnostic evaluations of a broad range of sleep disorders. Respiratory Therapist represent a large portion of the sleep technology workforce. For more information, check under the "Degrees & Programs" tab above.
The RCSA serves the Respiratory Care student body by providing opportunities for student social events, community events and healthcare outreach, fundraising, and cohort support.
We are happy to offer our BSRC majors and graduates a link to the Respiratory Care Career Network posting job opportunities around the region. This resource can also be found under the "Student Resources" tab across the top of the RC website. Just click on the link below.
The Texas State University Respiratory Care Program offers the Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Care degree program (CoARC #200197) and the Polysomnography Option Program (CoARC #400197) at the San Marcos, Texas campus with both programs being fully accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (www.coarc.com).