As a Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT), you can choose from wide-ranging areas of specialization in adult, pediatric, and neonatal intensive care. The program prepares graduates with the technical skills for performing diagnostic evaluation, therapeutic intervention, and patient education in cases of cardiopulmonary dysfunction, provide care and life support to patients in the emergency room, intensive care units, general hospital areas, the pulmonary diagnostics laboratory, disease and sleep disorder settings and rehabilitation.



Employment of respiratory therapists is projected to grow 23 percent from 2020 to 2030, much faster than the average for all occupations.


Competitive Salaries

The median annual wage for respiratory therapists was $62,810 in 2020 according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.


Make a Difference

Treat people with health challenges affecting the heart and lungs such as asthma, emphysema, pneumonia, cardiovascular disorders, and trauma.


Choose your degree

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Associate of Applied Science (AAS)

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Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Therapy (BSRT)

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BSRT Completion Program - Online

What They're saying...

  • I moved to Utah to join the Respiratory Therapy program. It’s a big confidence boost when my preceptors trust me because I’ve studied at UVU. The professors are extremely supportive and helpful with any questions I might have no matter if I’m in the classroom or doing my clinicals at the hospital.

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    Respiratory Therapy Student

  • UVU has the same equipment we see in the hospitals, so I’ve been able to familiarize myself with it and be so much more confident in clinicals. At clinicals, students from outside of UVU will ask my questions because of what I’ve already learned in the classroom.

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    Respiratory Therapy Student

  • The Respiratory Therapy instructors put in the time and effort to make it a really good program. They work hard to make sure we understand and to help us succeed. It has been beyond rewarding being involved in healthcare and making an impact on people and being an advocate for my patients.

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    Respiratory Therapy Student

Faculty and Staff

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Meet the Team

The faculty in our Respiratory Therapy and Dental Hygiene programs provide a comprehensive and practical education that prepares students to excel in the dynamic and ever-evolving healthcare industry.