Review the prerequisites
You must have completed all Respiratory Therapy prerequisites to apply to the program.

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Application Process

Entry into the Respiratory Therapy program is determined by a competitive application process. There is no waiting list! Three factors are considered in the application process: GPA of the prerequisite courses, TEAS test scores, and interview


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Prerequisite GPA accounts for 60% of the application score. Seven prerequisite courses are used in calculating this GPA. They are:

  • CHEM 1110
  • PHYS 1010
  • BIOL 1610
  • ZOOL 2320
  • ZOOL 2420
  • MICR 2060
  • Quantitative Literacy.



TEAS test scores account for 40% of the application score. Scores in the areas of English, Reading, Math, Science, as well as the Comprehensive score will be used. Eligible tests must have a 50% or higher on each section.



All applicants will be notified within 3-10 business days, via their UVU student email, to inform them whether or not they have been selected to interview. The number of applications varies by semester and affects the number of students selected. Due to limited time and space, not all applicants may receive an invitation to interview.



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The interview process is standardized to ensure that each candidate interviewed has an equal opportunity to be objectively evaluated. An interview does not guarantee acceptance. Only the scores from the interview process are used to determine acceptance into the Respiratory Therapy program. Applicants can only be invited to interview twice in a 5-year period.

All applicants will be notified via their UVU student email account whether or not they have been selected to interview, typically within 3-7 business days after the application deadline. It is the student’s responsibility to check their UVU student email to see if they have been invited to interview.

Applicants invited to interview should carefully follow instructions provided in the email from the Respiratory Therapy program. Applicants should prepare as they would for a professional job interview. (No resumes or letters of recommendation, etc. needed.) Interviews last approximately 2.5 hours and include multiple steps to the evaluation. Those steps may include, but are not limited to, individual interviews, group activity, and writing a timed essay using a provided prompt.

Students seeking accommodations for the interview process may contact the Office of Accessibility Services (OAS) in LC #312 or call 801-863-8747. The UVU Career Development Center in LC #409 can help students with professional interview skills development.



All interview candidates will be notified by mail of their admissions status within 2 weeks of the interview completion date.

Up to 20 interview candidates will be selected, notified, and offered a position in the program. If accepted, students must meet all deadlines. Failure to do so will forfeit their position in the program.

Applicants are only considered for the specific semester to which their application was made. Applications will not be carried forward to another application period by the Respiratory Therapy program. Students are solely responsible to reapply if not accepted.

Acceptance to the Respiratory Therapy program does not guarantee eligibility to sit for the TMC/CSE credentialing exams.



A group of alternates may also be selected. Candidates from this alternate pool will be notified, in rank-order, if an opening occurs for that semester.


Application PDF Link


Acceptance is contingent upon:

  • Providing satisfactory results of both a federal background check and a drug screen.
  • Completion of required immunizations, current CPR certification at the health care provider level, and a physical exam.
  • Attendance at the mandatory program orientation.
  • Providing the Respiratory Therapy program with requested documentation by deadlines given.

Failure to meet any of the above requirements will jeopardize acceptance into the UVU Respiratory Therapy program.

Student Responsibility Of Ethical Conduct

The responsibility for satisfying all requirements rests upon the student. Students are strongly encouraged to acquaint themselves with the various demands associated with respiratory therapy. The Respiratory Therapy program reserves the right to disqualify the application of any student guilty of any form of misrepresentation and/or misconduct.