200 Ferris Drive
Big Rapids, MI 49307
Working as a member of the health care team, you will participate in the diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of patients with diseases of the heart and lungs. You will be prepared to give patients both emergency and long-term life support in a continually changing environment.
The areas of study are human anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology, chemistry, pharmacology and mathematics.
Students have the opportunity to practice skills in a laboratory setting prior to clinical practicum experiences that will occur in a variety of health care settings.
Upon successful completion of the program, graduates can take the Therapist Multiple Choice (TMC) Exam administered .
Employment opportunities include critical ventilatory management, cardiopulmonary rehabilitation, pulmonary function testing, neonatal and pediatric respiratory care as well as home care. Prospects for the future are excellent. Growing attention to heart diseases and their cause, new developments in treating and preventing disease as well as an aging population promise to broaden the field and provide more job opportunities.
The Respiratory Care Program at Ferris State University is fully accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC). CoARC can be contacted as follows: CoARC. 1248 Harwood Road. Bedford, TX. 76021-4244. Office: 817-283-2835. Fax: 817-354-8519. Website: www.coarc.com