Class size is
limited and all applicants may not be selected for participation
in the program. Early application is encouraged.
Bachelor of Science in Cardio-Respiratory Care:
for fall semester admission to the professional phase of the
program must be made between September 1 and May 15. Individuals selected for admission will be
notified by the chairman of the department. Applications may be
accepted after the deadline depending on class capacity.
Individuals are encouraged to apply early, as qualified applicants
may receive conditional acceptance to the program prior to
application deadline. Applicants must provide:
Admission: The College of Health Professions Application
for Admission is required.* You may choose to
apply directly online
by clicking here or you may
print a copy of the application, then complete and mail it to
the address on the form.
$40.00 non-refundable fee is required and must accompany the
application. (If applying to multiple programs, a $40.00 fee is
required for the first program and $10.00 for each additional
Arrange for each college or university you have attended to
forward an official transcript of your course work. A CGPA of at least
2.5 is required to be considered for admission.
Applicants must successfully complete College Algebra and two of the
four science prerequisite courses by June 1 of the year of
Part-time applicants must successfully complete the Human Anatomy
and Physiology requirement prior to the first semester of
professional course work.
Full-time applicants must complete all prerequisites before the
first semester of professional course work.
Observation: Applicants are required to demonstrate an
understanding of the responsibilities and duties of the profession
through observation and discussion with a practicing professional in
the field. Contact the Department for details.
The ACT scores must be documented on an official high school
transcript, college transcript, or sent directly from ACT to the CHP
Office of Student Affairs.
All applicants will be required to take the Health Occupations
Admission Examination (HOAE) administered by the department. The cost
of the on-line examination is $20.00.
TOEFL* scores as
Transcripts ï¿½issued to
the studentï¿½ will not substitute for official transcripts forwarded
directly to the College of Health Related Professions by the institution
issuing the transcript.
*Admission Requirements for Foreign, Non-permanent Resident Alien, and
Non-native English Speakers: All
applicants who are not United States citizens or permanent
resident aliens or for whom English is not their native
language must meet additional admission requirements. Please
consult the Admission/Academic Information section of the CHP
Catalog found at
Arkansas residency will be
considered during selection for admission.
considered without regard to race, color, gender, age, sexual
orientation, religion, national origin or disability status as a
criterion in deciding against any individual in matters of admission,
placement, transfer, hiring, dismissal, compensation, fringe benefits,
training, tuition assistance, and other personnel or
All application forms may
be obtained from the program office.
All documents should be
submitted to: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, College of
Health Professions, Office of Student Affairs, UAMS Slot 619,
4301 West Markham Street, Little Rock, Arkansas 72205. Telephone: (501)
Upon acceptance into the
professional program, students must complete the following admission
- CPR Certification: Students
must be certified in Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS, Health Care
Providers) according to American Heart Association (AHA) standards
prior to the first clinical course. The course must be administered or
approved by the Department. The AHA ï¿½Heartsaverï¿½ and the Red Cross CPR
course do not fulfill this requirement. All current CPR certifications
which expire prior to the program graduation date will require
recertification as a prerequisite to the first clinical course.
- Physical Examination:
Physical examination forms must be completed and signed by a physician
and are due no later than three (3) weeks before the date of
registration for the first semester.