Breath = Life!
Breathing is the most basic necessity for living, but millions suffer from breathing disorders that make this simple part of life very difficult. Do you want to learn to be the caregiver that helps those struggling to breathe feel better? That is what being a Respiratory Therapist is all about.
Respiratory Therapists are specialized healthcare providers trained to help treat breathing disorders. Respiratory Therapists provide care for people of all ages. From newborns to the elderly, and every age in between, we help people breathe easier.
The School of Health Professions and Wellness, Department of Respiratory Therapy at Jacksonville State University was started at the request of area Respiratory Directors. They need graduates trained to enter the clinical workforce. Our faculty are dedicated to providing a high quality, cost efficient program to train students to become competent, professional, advanced-level respiratory therapists.