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Respiratory Therapy Diploma


Intake
  • Fall

Study Options
  • Work
    Experience
  • Campuses
    Kamloops

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  • Length
    Three Years
  • Tuition Estimate
    $6650 per year
  • Book & Supplies Cost Estimates
    $1500 - $2000 per year
  • Credential Granted
    • Diploma
    • University Block Transfer
    • University Course Transfer
  • Learning Method Options
    Face-to-Face

Learning Method Option:

  • Face-to-Face: Program is fully delivered in class with face-to-face interaction
  • Online: Program is fully delivered online
  • Blended (Face-to-Face + Online): Program is delivered using a combination of face-to-face and online learning
  • Off-site: All or part of program is delivered in a physical location away from regular classroom/campus

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Application Deadline Advice

Application for admission must be submitted by: February 1

Note: completed applications which are received before the application deadline may be considered for early review.

The supporting document deadline, including high school and post-secondary transcripts, is the same date as the application deadline or within 10 days of submission of the application or whichever is later.

Application Fee: $29.83

1) Program Admission Requirements

Academic (minimum grade needed in bracket)

1. High school graduation or equivalent (C+ overall average)

2. English

One of:

  • English Studies 12 (73%)
  • English First Peoples 12 (73%)
  • out-of-province equivalent (73%)
  • Language Proficiency Index (LPI) test (level 5 on composition with at least 70% on all other categories in last two years)
  • ENGL 0600 (C+)
  • ESAL 0570 (C+) and 0580 (C+)
  • Acceptable result on TRU English Assessment
  • equivalent 

3. Math

One of:

  • Foundations of Math 12 (C+)
  • Pre-Calculus 12 (C+)
  • MATH 0610 (C+)
  • equivalent

4. Biology

One of:

  • Anatomy & Physiology 12 (C+)
  • Biology 12 (C+)
  • BIOL 0600 (C+)
  • equivalent

5. Chemistry

One of:

6. Physics

One of:

Note: Course must normally have been completed in last five years.

Non-Academic

  • attend the program Information Session
  • completed CPR Level C with AED Certificate (after acceptance to the program)
  • complete an immunization schedule (after acceptance to the program)
  • provide proof of a successful Criminal Record Check (after acceptance to the program)
  • completion of medical terminology course (after acceptance to the program) 
Admission Advice
1. Contact resp@tru.ca for more information about program information session details. Out-of-province students or students unable to attend a program information session should contact the program assistant as soon as possible to make alternative arrangements.

2. Entry into the Respiratory Therapy program is competitive and selective. There are limited number of seats in the Respiratory Therapy program streams.

3. Seats for high school applicants are limited. It is recommended that you have 1 to 2 years of post-secondary study in a Bachelor of Science program prior to applying to this program. Educational requirements should preferably have been obtained within five years of application.

4. See program website for more information on program options and admission process.

 

2) Institution Admission Requirements

Applicants also have to satisfy TRU's institution admission requirements as listed below.

English Language Requirements

Summary

For students whose first language is not English and wish to enter academic programs without attending ESL courses, you must provide one of the following (minimum scores):

  • TOEFL iBT score of 88 overall, with no section below 20
  • TOEFL paper-based 570 overall, with a 4.5 on the test of written English
  • IELTS score of 6.5, with no bands below 6.0
  • MELAB score of 81
  • CanTEST score of 4.5 with no component below 4.0
  • CAEL score of 70, with no subset below 60

Verify with the institution directly

General Admission Requirements (All Students)

English Language Skills - You must have adequate English language skills to participate in your intended program of study.

BC Secondary School (or equivalent)

You must meet the program-specific admission requirements of your intended program. To qualify for admission to the Bachelor of Business/Arts/Science degree program, you will need to have completed BC Grade 12 (or equivalent).

 

Out-of-Province

You must meet the program-specific admission requirements of your intended program. To qualify for admission to the Bachelor of Business/Arts/Science degree program, you will need to have completed BC Grade 12 (or equivalent).

 

BC Transfer Student

If you have previous education or training, you may be eligible for credit toward your TRU program. For details on Transfer Credit, please check here.

Out-of-Province Transfer Student

If you have previous education or training, you may be eligible for credit toward your TRU program. For details on Transfer Credit, please check here.

Mature Student

If you do not meet the admission requirements for your intended program it's possible to gain entry through mature student status. To be classified as a mature student you must be at least 19 years old and have been out of school for at least two years. In such cases the grade level requirement (eg -Grade 10, Grade 12) will be waived however individual course prerequisites must still be met (eg-English 10, English 12).

Special Note: It's possible to make up course prerequisites for your intended program through TRU.

 

International Student

For details on International Student Admission, please check here.

Other Student (including Special Consideration)

TRU may establish categories for Special Admission where it is considered that previous training and/or work experience is adequate to provide a potential for success in the program. Contact a TRU academic advisor for more details.

How to Apply

For details on How to Apply, please check here.