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    Faculty

    • College of Rehabilitation Sciences
    • Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

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    Degree

    • Bachelor of Respiratory Therapy

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    Expected duration

    • 3 years

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    Program options

    • BRT program
    • BRT degree completion program

  • Respiratory therapy is a growing field that offers meaningful employment opportunities in a wide variety of settings:

    • hospitals
    • diagnostic laboratories
    • community care
    • education
    • research
    • primary care clinics
    • sale/private healthcare

    Bachelor of Respiratory Therapy students study in the College of Rehabilitation Sciences, which offers state-of-the art patient care and simulation labs, enabling students to prepare for an exciting career in health care.

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Program details

The College of Rehabilitation Sciences offers both a three-year professional program and a degree completion program for registered respiratory therapists.
We are unique amongst Canadian educational institutions, delivering the only English entry-to-practice undergraduate degree program in respiratory therapy in the country.

Bachelor of Respiratory Therapy

Expected duration: 4 years

The respiratory therapy program is a three-year program leading to a bachelor's degree in Respiratory Therapy (BRT). Applicants must take 24 credit hours consisting of prerequisite courses plus electives of the student's choice in order to be considered for admission.

Bachelor of Respiratory Therapy Degree Completion Program

Expected duration: 2 years

The Bachelor of Medical Rehabilitation in Respiratory Therapy degree completion program is designed for Registered Respiratory Therapists who wish to complete their degree.

Students admitted to the degree completion program will be appointed an academic advisor who is a faculty member of the Department of Respiratory Therapy. The academic advisor will determine program coursework requirements, advise students on academic matters and review student progress.

Students will be required to complete the equivalent required coursework of the traditional entry-to-practice Bachelor of Respiratory Therapy degree (or equivalent coursework). A minimum of 30 credit hours of coursework must be completed for the Bachelor of Respiratory Therapy degree completion program.

The degree completion program includes:

  1. All RESP and REHB courses which have not been completed as part of the student’s previous respiratory therapy program or subsequent post-secondary studies.
  2. Prerequisite coursework which is deemed foundational or complimentary to any the RESP or REHB coursework (or equivalent courses).
  3. The balance of the coursework (to a total of 30 credit hours) will include elective courses that support the student’s academic and professional learning goals, as determined collaboratively by the student and their academic advisor.

Sample course offerings

  • ANAT 1030: Human Anatomy (3 credit hours)
  • RESP 1400: Introduction to Professional Practice (3 credit hours)
  • RESP 1410: Health Systems and Respiratory Care (3 credit hours)
  • RESP 1430: Respiratory Therapeutics 1 (6 credit hours)
  • RESP 2220: Physical Examination and Health Assessment (3 credit hours)
  • RESP 2250: Ventilator Instrumentation (3 credit hours)
  • RESP 2390: Clinical Integration and Simulation (6 credit hours)
  • RESP 3320: Clinical Education in Pediatric Respiratory Care (3 credit hours)
  • RESP 3360: Clinical Education in Anesthesia (3 credit hours)
  • RESP 3370: Clinical Education in Community Care (4 credit hours)
  • RESP 3440: Current Topics in Respiratory Therapy (6 credit hours)

For full course descriptions, please visit the Academic Calendar.

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Required fieldwork and clinical experience

In year 4 of the Bachelor of Respiratory Therapy program, students are required to perform 1,600 full-time hours of clinical fieldwork experience. 320 hours of clinical education time is organized into courses that occur during years 1 and 2 of the BRT program.

The remaining 1,280 hours of clinical placements may occur in another province and will take place in both urban and rural settings.

Admission requirements

The following are minimum requirements for entry into the bachelor of respiratory therapy program. Meeting these requirements does not guarantee acceptance into the program.

Bachelor of Respiratory Therapy admission requirements

The Bachelor of Respiratory Therapy is an advanced entry program, which means that you must complete at least one year of university-level study, including several required and recommended courses, before you can be considered for admission. 

Bachelor of Respiratory Therapy Degree Completion Program admission requirements

To qualify for admission to the Bachelor of Respiratory Therapy Degree Completion Program, you must: 

  • Be a graduate of a Canadian-accredited Respiratory Therapy program 
  • Be a Registered Respiratory Therapist 
  • Be registered with the Canadian Society of Respiratory Therapists or any other provincial regulatory body 

Applicants must also submit a letter of intent indicating their motivation for taking the program and how completion of the program will support attainment of their future professional and academic goals.

How to apply

Domestic student application fee: $100
International student application fee: $120

Applications to the University of Manitoba are completed online. To begin your application, select the "Start or continue your application" button. The online application includes several parts, and you may be required to submit transcripts, proof of English Language proficiency, and other documents.

Interview details

Interviews are typically conducted in June. The interview date will be published in the applicant information bulletin annually.

Each applicant will participate in a series of one-on-one interviews over a one hour period. The interview team will consist of a clinician, a student and one or more faculty members. Based on applicants' verbal and written responses to a standard set of questions, interview team members will assess the applicant in each of the following areas:

  • Motivation
  • Self-evaluation
  • Adaptability
  • Communication skills
  • Ability to relate to others
  • Maturity
  • Ethics

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Attn: Undergraduate Admissions
University of Manitoba
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Office location
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Program inquiries

College of Rehabilitation Sciences
R106 - 771 McDermot Avenue
University of Manitoba (Bannatyne campus)
Winnipeg, MB R3E 0T6

CORS.RTprogram@umanitoba.ca
Phone: 204-789-3897
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