Respiratory Therapy



Like to feel needed? Respiratory therapy may be for you. Think about it: If your lungs stop working for just a minute or so, your life is in danger. And if they’re not up to par, your activity becomes very limited. Respiratory therapists always feel needed.

Respiratory therapy majors learn how the heart and lungs work and how to evaluate them. They learn to use equipment and give drugs to improve oxygen delivery to these vital organs. This training prepares them for work that covers the whole human life span, from newborns to the elderly.

Leaders Who Majored in Respiratory Therapy

Bob Vega

Program Director,

University of Hawaii, Kapiolani Community College