The UAMS respiratory care
educational program offer a variety of options for prospective students.
All of the programs are fully accredited by the Commission on
Accreditation for Respiratory Care Education (CoARC).
Traditional programs offer a B.S. Degree for students who do not hold a
CRT and/or RRT credential and is available on the
Texarkana, and Batesville campuses.
A three-year non-traditional program option is available to prospective
students who must still complete some program prerequisites, or who wish
to take a reduced course load due to work or family obligations.
In order to be eligible for the three-year track, students must have
completed a minimum of 38 SC of the required 64 SC of program
prerequisites prior to enrolling in the Respiratory Care program.
Students admitted to this program track must successfully complete
College Algebra and two of the four science prerequisite courses by June
1 of the year of application. Students must successfully complete
Human Anatomy and Physiology prior to the first semester of professional
course work (this may count as one of the two science prerequisite
courses completed by June 1). The student may then complete up to 26 SC of program prerequisite course
work during Years 1 and 2 of the three-year track. Year 3 of this
program option is a full time course load. All other program
admission requirements must be met in order to be admitted to the
three-year program option. Prospective students who are
interested in this track should contact the program for additional
The UAMS also offers a non-traditional program for practicing
professionals who hold the RRT credential. This RRT to B.S. Degree
program is offered substantially via the Internet and Independent Study.