Applications for 2017 admission accepted beginning September 2016

Looking for an exciting career in health care where you can make an immediate difference in the quality of life of your patients? If you have an aptitude for technology and enjoy working with people, the Respiratory Care Program may be the right choice for you. Respiratory therapists are health care practitioners who play an important role in the diagnosis and treatment of patients with heart, lung and sleeping disorders. They use “high-tech” equipment and therapies to care for people of all ages. Respiratory therapists work in many different settings, including hospitals, nursing homes, laboratories, clinics, physician offices, or the patient’s home. Our website is designed to help you understand what you would need to do to become a respiratory therapist. We have also included information about the excellent job opportunities you will have as a graduate of this program.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any additional questions. I look forward to helping you become a respiratory therapist and enabling you to provide the “breath of life” for your patients.


James A. Ganetis, MS, RRT-NPS
Chair, Division of Diagnostic and Therapeutic Sciences
Program Director

Respiratory Care and Polysomnography Speciality Option

Phone: (631) 444-3180

Fax: (631) 444-8821


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To look at current career opportunities in Respiratory Care:

click here.

The Respiratory Care Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care.  To see how Stony Brook ranks against other programs, click here.

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,