Our master's and bachelor's programs give prepare students with the knowledge and clinical skills to provide the expert care patients need.
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Why UT Health San Antonio School of Health Professions?

  • One of seven direct-entry  Master of Science (MS) in Respiratory Care programs in the nation. 
  • The only direct-entry MS Respiratory Care program in Texas. 
  • Recognized as a center of excellence for national board examination results. 
  • We prepare leaders for the profession with insights and skills in education, leadership and research.

Program at a glance 

  • 92 semester credit hours taken over the course of two years.
  • More than 1,000 hours of clinical practicum are included in the required coursework.
  • No prior health care experience is required.
  • First direct entry respiratory care master's program in Texas.

Master's Requirements   

  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • Complete all prerequisite coursework
  • Two letters of recommendation

Admission Requirements

Bachelor's Requirements  

  • Sophomore standing or higher at the time of application (minimum of 60 hours)
  • Completion of all professional prerequisite required courses with a grade of "C" or better
  • Ability to complete all general education curriculum and program prerequisite courses prior to the start of the program.

Admission Requirements

David Shelledy, Ph.D., RRT, FAARC, FASAHP Profile Photo

Respiratory Therapists in the News

David Shelledy, Ph.D., RRT, FAARC, FASAHP, Dean of the School of Health Professions and a respiratory therapist, explains the role of respiratory therapists and the complexities of mechanical respirators in helping patients who have Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome due to COVID-19.

Learn more about Dr. Shelledy