Rady Faculty of Health Sciences - College of Rehabilitation Sciences - Respiratory Therapy
Faculty ofSchool of Medical Rehabilitation

Program description

This professional degree program that provides students with the knowledge, skills and attributes needed to excel in the profession. Respiratory Therapists are health care professionals who work collaboratively with other members of the health care team to diagnose and treat people with breathing problems. This exciting and rapidly expanding profession has demonstrated continuing employment growth over the past 10 years. This academic option is well suited for individuals who have a desire to make a significant difference in people's lives while being an integral part of a dynamic health care team!

Program options

Degree options

BRT Bachelor of Respiratory Therapy - 3 years

Interesting courses and unique opportunities

Interesting courses

  • Ventilatory Instrumentation - a comprehensive course involving the principles and operation of life support equipment. This course includes a significant hands on component that allows students to work through real life scenarios that has a large impact on saving patients lives in real world situations.
  • Physical Examination and Health Assessment - involves learning Respiratory related assessment tools for each disease state. This exciting course contains a significant portion of hands on practice involving real patients with respiratory difficulty.

Professional opportunities

  • Hospital Setting
  • Diagnostic Laboratories
  • Community Care
  • Teaching
  • Research
  • Air Transportation

Admission requirements

Visit the application for admission page to learn about admission requirements, important dates and how to apply.

What is unique about this program at the U of M?

The Department of Respiratory Therapy is unique amongst Canadian educational institutions, delivering the only English speaking entry-to-practice undergraduate degree program in Respiratory Therapy in the country. This position of educational leadership leaves the University of Manitoba uniquely poised to lead the academic development of the discipline of Respiratory Therapy.

The University of Manitoba offers state-of-the-art facilities for classroom and clinical teaching. The outstanding supports and experiences our students receive from the Respiratory Therapy clinical community are unparalleled. These together with a highly dedicated and talented faculty ensure that an exceptionally high degree of professional preparedness is exhibited by our graduates. This ensures that they remain influential in the profession and highly sought after in the job market.

Important links

College of Rehabilitation Sciences
Respiratory Therapy
M.Sc. Rehabilitation