Cardiopulmonary Science

The Cardiopulmonary Science Program at LSU Health Shreveport, fully-accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care, provides academic and clinical education leading to the Bachelor of Science in Cardiopulmonary Science degree. The standard educational track consists of 56 hours of pre-requisite courses that can be taken at any regionally accredited U.S. college or university with an additional 64 hours (two years) of professional courses that are completed at LSU Health Shreveport. Students have many educational and clinical opportunities as they gain professional experience in the allied health specialties of respiratory care and cardiovascular technology. Upon completion of the program, students are eligible to take the National Board for Respiratory Care Registered Respiratory Therapy credentialing exam. 

Distinguished RRT Credentialing Success Award Recipient - 8 Years in a Row!

The Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC) annually presents this honor to those programs with Registered Respiratory Therapy (RRT) credentialing success of 90% or above. 

About the Respiratory Therapy Profession

Program at a Glance

Degree: Bachelor's
Accreditation: CoARC
Program length: 2 years
Start term: Summer
Application: AHCAS

Residents of AR and TX are eligible for in-state tuition rates




Cardiopulmonary Science