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 57 hours of pre-requisite courses that can be taken at any regionally accredited U.S. college or university with an additional 63 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 Registered Respiratory Therapy credentialing exam. 

About the Respiratory Therapy Profession

Get AHEAD this Summer!

The Allied Health Education and Discovery (AHEAD) program is a free, 5-day camp that will be held in June 2020 for Louisiana high school students interested in exploring the health career programs offered at the LSU Health Shreveport School of Allied Health Professions.

Program at a Glance

Degree: Bachelor's
Accreditation: CoARC
Program length: 2 years
Application Deadline: Jan 15
Start term: Summer
Application: AHCAS
 

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

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Cardiopulmonary Science