About the Program

Welcome to Stony Brook University's Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Therapy (BSRT) Program. Respiratory therapists are health care practitioners who are highly-skilled individuals who think critically while treating patients with breathing difficulties due to respiratory and cardiovascular problems. Respiratory therapists work with newborns to the elderly and they have diverse career opportunities, from education, management, therapy, and sales.

This program's multicompetent education, and over 1000 hours of clinical experience, will provide you with the knowledge, skills, professionalism, and hands-on experience that will help you begin your career in the respiratory therapy field. Our graduates are employed as respiratory therapists in hospitals working in units such as burn, cardiovascular, emergency room, medical, neonatal, pediatric and surgical. They are also employed in cardiovascular technology, rehabilitation facilities, pulmonary diagnostics, skilled nursing homes and sleep study laboratories.

As a high ranking accredited bachelor's degree program, we pride ourselves in having a small student-faculty ratio, and the commitment to student retention and program completion. We hope you consider applying to our program.  We invite you to attend one of our monthly information sessions.  If you require any additional assistance in answering your questions, please contact us at (631) 444-3180. We look forward to assisting you in this process.


Lisa M Johnson, MS, RRT- NPS
Clinical Associate Professor
Chair, Department of Respiratory Care
Program Director, Respiratory Care Program and Polysomnographic Specialty Option



To look at current career opportunities in Respiratory Care:

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The Respiratory Care Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care.  

Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care
1248 Harwood Road
Bedford, Texas 76021-4244
(817) 283-2835

The Respiratory Care Program is also an education program approved by the New York State Department of Education. Stony Brook University is accredited by Middle States Commission on Higher Education Accreditation (last reaffirmed 11/19/09) located at 3624 Market Street, 2nd Floor West, Philadelphia, PA, 19104, Telephone: (267) 284–5000, www.msche.org.