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Independence University Offers CoARC-Accredited Respiratory Therapy Program

06-25-2012 06:12 PM CET | Science & Education

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Salt Lake City, UT— Jun 20, 2012 — In a development that’s likely to have a positive impact on enrollments, Independence University’s Associate’s of Science in Respiratory Therapy has received accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC).

CoARC is recognized as one of the leading accrediting bodies for respiratory care programs at the Associate’s, Bachelor’s, and Master’s levels, with admission to serve the public by promoting high-quality professional education in the field.

That its respiratory therapy degree has been validated by CoARC is a source of immense pride for Independence University, which has already earned a reputation for imparting quality healthcare programs at a distance.

Since accreditation is a proof of an institution’s adherence to quality standards established by the accrediting body, its association with CoARC is likely to add to the appeal of Independence University’s respiratory therapy program.

Like other programs at the university, the IU respiratory therapy degree is delivered fully online and prepares graduates for entry-level roles as respiratory therapists by providing them a combination of theoretical knowledge, research experience, and clinical training.

The program includes coursework in Anatomy and Physiology, Psychology, Respiratory Therapy Medical Terminology, Patient Assessment, Airway Management, Respiratory Care Sciences, Mechanical Ventilation, Pulmonary Rehab, and other advanced-level courses in respiratory care that train graduates in various aspects of the job.

Upon graduation, students have the knowledge and skills to sit for the credentialing examinations conducted by the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC).

Independence University’s Associate’s in Respiratory Therapy degree is spread over 26 months, and candidates seeking admission to this program must meet certain eligibility criteria:

• Have a high school diploma or GED certificate
• Complete an online readiness test
• Have access to Internet

In addition to these general prerequisites, candidates interested in the respiratory therapy degree at Independence University must also fulfill some program-specific requirements such as passing an entrance exam, a negative drug screen test, a negative criminal background check, etc.

For details on Independence University’s Associate’s of Science in Respiratory Therapy degree, call 1-888-752-6177 or visit www.independence.edu/ for more information.

About Independence University®
Independence University, a branch of the Stevens-Henager Ogden/West Haven main campus, continues to offer new ways to advance your career with its online education programs. Founded on the belief that higher education could lead to greater opportunities, potentially higher pay, and a more successful life, Independence University provides a wide range of programs and degrees that could change the way you look at education. All courses are available online so that you can follow your own study schedule, wherever and whenever you wish, 24/7.

Independence University
5295 South Commerce Drive, Suite G50, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

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