Effective fall 2017,
students in Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s Respiratory Care bachelor’s
degree program will complete their upper division respiratory courses at IUP’s
Northpointe campus in Freeport.
Students in the Respiratory
Care program complete the first two years of the curriculum at the Indiana
campus. These courses include preclinical courses in chemistry, biology,
physics, and mathematics and the required liberal studies courses.
completed the last two years (59 credits) of the coursework at Western
Pennsylvania Hospital School of Respiratory Care.
“The quality of the
faculty and content of the coursework for this program will remain unchanged,” IUP
Provost Timothy Moerland said.
modern facilities, including dedicated laboratory and classroom space with
equipment especially for students in this program. The facility also offers
study areas and computer laboratories with IUP technology that the students
have been accustomed to using in their first two years of study at IUP.
“We believe this
shift will be an added convenience to our students, and we are very pleased to
offer this opportunity.”
The change in venue
also may offer some financial savings to students in terms of fees and other
costs associated with attending classes in Pittsburgh.
IUP’s program is
accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care.
Students in the
program will continue to complete clinical experiences at hospitals, long-term
care facilities, and home health care agencies, including Western Pennsylvania
Hospital, Allegheny General Hospital, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, and WPH
Forbes Regional Campus.
“We appreciate our
strong relationship with Western Pennsylvania Hospital School of Respiratory
Care and the excellent training that our students have received there,”
An open house at the
Northpointe campus will be held in the fall.
Currently, approximately 100 students are majoring in
IUP’s Respiratory Care bachelor’s degree program. The program has been offered
at IUP for more than 40 years.