Health Professions

Accreditation Information

Master of Science in Respiratory Care

The UT Health San Antonio Respiratory Care Program, 200422, Master of Science in Respiratory Care degree holds Provisional Accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC).

Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care
264 Presicion Blvd. 
Telford, TN 37690

This status signifies that a program with an Approval of Intent has demonstrated sufficient compliance with the Standards (through submission of an acceptable Provisional Accreditation Self Study Report (PSSR) and any other documentation required by the CoARC, as well as satisfactory completion of an initial on-site visit, to be allowed to admit students. It is recognized as an accredited program by the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC), which provides enrolled students who complete the program with eligibility for the Respiratory Care Credentialing Examination(s). The program will remain on Provisional Accreditation until it achieves Continuing Accreditation.

Graduation from an accredited program is required to sit for the national exam. The Master of Science in Respiratory Care program is currently accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC). This accreditation allows graduates to sit for the national licensure examination.

The national licensing exam allows initial professional licensure in any state.

The CoARC Outcomes Data website provides outcomes data for all accredited programs.

CoARC accredits respiratory therapy education programs in the United States. To achieve this end, it utilizes an ‘outcomes based’ process. Programmatic outcomes are performance indicators that reflect the extent to which the educational goals of the program are achieved and by which program effectiveness is documented.

Programmatic outcomes data reported on the CoARC website include:

  • 3 year time period being reported
  • CRT credential
  • RRT credential
  • Attrition
  • Job placement
  • Overall Graduate Satisfaction
  • Overall Employer Satisfaction
  • Total number of program enrollees
  • Total number of program graduates
  • Maximum annual enrollment

Institutional accreditation

UT Health San Antonio is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, to award certificates and baccalaureate, master's, doctoral and professional degrees. The institution was last reviewed and reaffirmed in 2018. The institution's accreditation extends through 2028 and includes all programs offered on the institution's main campus as well as those offered at all extended program sites.

Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur,  GA 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500for questions about the accreditation of the Health Science Center. Note: The Commission should only be contacted 1) to learn about the institution's accreditation status, 2) to file a third-party comment at the time of the institution's accreditation review, or 3) to file a complaint against the institution for alleged non-compliance with a standard or requirement. All normal inquiries about admission requirements, financial aid, educational programs, etc. should be addressed directly to the Health Science Center and not the Commission's office.

About the program: Contact the Division of Respiratory Care, or see the UT Health San Antonio course catalog.
Phone: 210-567-7966
wettstein@uthscsa.edu