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Cardiorespiratory Care (BS)

Cardiorespiratory Care (BS) Credit Hours
Requirements  121
Successful completion of 121 semester hours of Pre-Professional and Professional course work as specified below.   
I. Pre-Professional Component   59
Area I - Written Composition   6
EH 101 3 hrs  
EH 102 3 hrs  
Area II - Humanities & Fine Arts    12
CA 110  3 hrs   
ARH 100, 103,123, ARS 101, DRA 110, MUL 101 hrs  
EH 215 or EH 216 or EH 225 or EH 226 or EH 235 or EH 236 hrs  
*Humanities Elective (recommend PHL 121 or PHL 131 if HY sequence chosen)  hrs  
Area III - Natural Sciences & Math   11
MA 112 hrs  
BLY 121/BLY 121L 4 hrs  
CH 131/CH 131L hrs  
Area IV - History, Social & Behavioral Sciences   12 
PSY 120 hrs  
Social Science Elective hrs  
HY 101 or HY 102 or HY 135 or HY 136 hrs  
*Social Science Elective hrs  
Area V - Pre-Professional, Major & Electives**   18
ST 210 hrs  
PH 104 hrs  
BMD 210 hrs  
BMD 114, BMD 115 hrs  
*Must complete two course sequence in Literature or History.
*Must pass CIS 010 proficiency exam or take CIS approved course.
**All Area V courses are required for entry into the Cardiorespiratory Care Program.
 
 II. Professional Component    62
CRC 330  5 hrs   
CRC 331  3 hrs   
CRC 334 3 hrs  
CRC 342 3 hrs  
CRC 335 5 hrs  
CRC 345 5 hrs  
CRC 332 4 hrs  
CRC 415 2 hrs  
CRC 430 3 hrs  
CRC 431 3 hrs  
CRC 435 3 hrs  
CRC 440 6 hrs  
CRC 450 2 hrs  
CRC 447 2 hrs  
CRC 441 6 hrs  
CRC 446 2 hrs  
CRC 451 2 hrs  
CRC 460 3 hrs  
In special situations, advanced standing may be available in the form of transfer credits and equivalency examinations. Documentation of pertinent information submitted by advanced-standing applicants, such as individuals having an associate degree in respiratory therapy, certified respiratory therapy technicians, or practitioners credentialed in other allied health professions, will be reviewed by the Cardiorespiratory Care Admissions Committee to determine the actual awarding and the method of advanced standing. Applicants seeking advanced standing at the University of South Alabama should consult directly with the Chair of the Department of Cardiorespiratory Care, 5721 USA North Drive, HAHN 3137, Mobile, Alabama 36688, Phone: (251)445-9284. 
Special Course Fees:  
CRC 330 $  60.00  
CRC 431 $125.00  
CRC 450 $  19.00  
CRC 451 $  19.00  

Cardiorespiratory Care (BS)

Note: This form does not guarantee course availability. Please check the appropriate Schedule of Classes.

1st Year   Credit Hours
 Fall Semester   14
EH 101 Composition I 3  
CH 131 General Chemistry I 3  
CH 131L General Chemistry I Lab  
BLY 121 General Biology I 3  
BLY 121L General Biology I Lab 1  
CA 110   Public Speaking 3  
 Spring Semester     12
EH 102 Composition II   
MA 112 Precalculus Algebra            
_________
Fine Arts Elective 3  
SY 109 Introductory Sociology 3  
2nd Year   Credit Hours
 Fall Semester   16
EH ____
Literature Elective*              
BMD 114 Human Anatomy & Physiology I  
BMD 210 Infectious Disease in HC Environments  
HY ____
History Elective*  
PSY 120  General Psychology  3  
 Spring Semester    17 
_________
Literature or Humanities Elective*   
BMD 115 Human Anatomy & Physiology II  
ST 210 Statistical Reasoning and Applications 3  
_________
History or Social Science Elective*   
PH 104 Concepts of Physics  4  
*Must complete a sequence in Literature or History  
3rd Year   Credit Hours
Fall Semester   14
CRC 330 CRC Assessment Skills 5  
CRC 331 Respiratory Anatomy & Physiology   
CRC 334 Pharmacology
 
CRC 342  Intermittent CRC Practicum
 
 Spring Semester    14 
 CRC 332 Intermittent and Diagnostic CRC
 
 CRC 335
Intensive CRC
 
 CRC 345
Intensive CRC Practicum   
 Summer Semester   
CRC 415  Research Meth   2  
CRC 430     Neo-Ped. Care   
CRC 431  Spec. Procedures   
4th Year   Credit Hours
Summer Semester   8
CRC 415 Research Methodology 2  
CRC 430 Neonatal-Pediatric CRC 3  
CRC 431 Special Procedures 3  
 Fall Semester   13
CRC 435  Critical Care Concepts  3  
CRC 440  Advanced Clinical I  
CRC 447  CRC Management  
CRC 450 Clinical Research I  
 Spring Semester    13 
CRC 441    Advanced Clinical II  
CRC 446  CRC Education   
CRC 451    Clinical Research II   
CRC 460   Advanced-Level Exam Review  

*Must complete a 2 course sequence in literature or history.  Acceptable sequences are:

EH 215 and 216 or
EH 225 and 226 or
EH 235 and 236 or
HY 101 and 102 or
HY 135 and 136

 
   

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Cardiorespiratory Care Administrative Staff (251) 445-9284
Chair William Wojciechowski
Medical Director Wiley Justice
Professors Chang, Op’t Holt
Associate Professor Wojciechowski
Senior Clinical Instructor Pruitt

Department of Cardiorespiratory Care web site
http://www.southalabama.edu/colleges/alliedhealth/crc/index.html

The University of South Alabama offers a complete program in Cardiorespiratory Care leading to the Bachelor of Science degree. The curriculum provides a broad education in liberal arts and basic sciences and an in-depth study in respiratory therapy and non-invasive cardiovascular technology. The program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC). Upon graduation students are eligible to sit for the National Board for Respiratory Care Examination for entry into practice.

The curriculum is divided into two components: the Pre-Professional Component and the Professional Component.

Pre-Professional Component

The Pre-Professional Component (freshman and sophomore years) may be completed in two years and consists of 59 semester hours of prescribed and elective course work.

Professional Component

The Professional Component (junior and senior years) consists of two years of academic and clinical study in Cardiorespiratory Care. The program includes one summer term between the junior and senior years. All candidates must have satisfied the requirements of the Pre-Professional Component to qualify for admission to the Professional Component. Enrollment into the Pre-Professional Component as a Cardiorespiratory Care major does NOT automatically assure the student admission to the Professional Component. Enrollment in the Professional Component is limited and admission is based on academic record and aptitude for a career in respiratory therapy and non-invasive cardiovascular technology as evidenced by personal qualifications such as character and motivation.

Students will be required to complete formal application to the Professional Component. The application process normally begins in the spring semester of the sophomore year.

cardiorespiratory care curriculum

The Cardiorespiratory Care curriculum incorporates problem-based learning and team-based learning in its curriculum.  These instructional methodologies require students to actively participate in the learning process.  Problem-based learning and team-based learning are used to develop and improve the students' problem-solving and decision-making skills.

In the curriculum, students work in groups (5-7 students) and solve case studies under the direction of faculty members. Students assume the major responsibility for resolving the problems in the case studies by utilizing a variety of resources.

This approach to learning emphasizes self-direction, independent thinking, decision-making, information gathering, and problem solving. All of these skills are needed to succeed in the clinical setting. Students also develop and improve communication skills through this process, as they interact with fellow students, instructors, and other health care personnel. Students learn the value of working together as a team through the small group process.

admission requirements for the professional component

  1. Completed application form submitted no later than March 15 of the year for which admission is requested. (Late applications will be evaluated based on individual circumstances.)
  2. A minimum of a 2.8 cumulative grade-point average in the science prerequisites.
  3. A minimum of a 2.8 cumulative grade-point average in the Pre-Professional Component.
  4. A personal interview with the Cardiorespiratory Care Admissions Committee.
  5. Tour of hospital.
  6. International students must score a minimum of 76 on the TOEFL exam to include the following minimum subscores on the IBT:
  • Listening 20
  • Speaking 20 
  • Reading 18
  • Writing 18

The IELTS exam will not be used as an admission requirement to the Cardiorespiratory Care Program.