Master of Science in Respiratory Care

The respiratory care program at UT Health San Antonio is designed to prepare excellent clinicians. Our program provides students with a strong foundation in clinical practice, education, and research. As an entry-to-practice program, no prior health care experience is required for admission.

In 2017, the program was reviewed by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC) and received a 10-year approval indicating full compliance with all accreditation standards. The Master of Science in Respiratory Care is fully accredited by CoARC and program outcomes data can be found on the CoARC website.

Two respiratory therapist wearing teal scrubs smiling while two more practice care on a dummy.


  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • No prior health care experience required
  • Complete all prerequisite coursework
  • Two letters of reference are recommended

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Mario Garcia

I always knew I wanted to be in the medical field, but it took a pandemic to open my eyes to where exactly I was meant to be. That's when I realized the impact RTs had on someone’s life.

Mario Garcia