School of Health Professions

Respiratory Care program receives 10-year reaccreditation

Master of Science in Respiratory Care

By Kate Hunger 

The Respiratory Care master's program has received continuing accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care. 

The CoARC voted at its November meeting to confer accreditation for the program for 10 years, with the next and on-site program review set for 2027. 

The program received the longest period for accreditation, with no demerits of findings to shorten the decade-long period, said Richard Wettstein, MMEd, RRT, FAARC, interim program director, and associate professor.

"What is very unusual is to get no citations, no deficiencies at all," he said. 

Wettstein applauded the program's strong showing, calling it a team effort. 

He cited the faculty as a major reason for the program's strength. 

"This key is the quality of the faculty," he said. "It is very much a nationally and internationally recognized group of distinguished individuals, recognized as fellows of the American College of Chest Physicians, the American Association of Respiratory Care,and the Academy of Sleep Medicine." 

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