Respiratory therapists (RTs) work in cooperation with physicians caring for patients with a wide range of breathing disorders including asthma, emphysema, pneumonia and lung infections, cystic fibrosis, and breathing difficulties due to premature birth.
“It’s hard to think about anything else when you can’t breathe. Not being able to breathe focuses the mind.”
– Ted Koppel
Did you know?
The RT program in the Lewis College holds a unique distinction; our graduates hold a decade-long 100 percent first-time pass rate on the RRT licensure examination and have been recognized by the accrediting body since 2012.
Our mission is to prepare competent respiratory therapists and future leaders in the profession of respiratory care. Our vision is to be a top nationally regarded university-based program for respiratory therapy education in the United States.
The Department of Respiratory Therapy, Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia holds Full Accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC). Click here to be directed to our Accreditation page.
The Department of Respiratory Therapy, Georgia State University, Atlanta has been awarded the Distinguished Registered Respiratory Therapist Credentialing Success Award every year since 2012 by the CoARC in recognition of the program’s success in inspiring its graduates to achieve their highest educational and professional aspirations.