Welcome to Stony Brook University Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Therapy (BSRT) Program. Respiratory therapists are health care practitioners who are highly-skilled individuals who think critically while treating patients with breathing difficulties due to respiratory and cardiovascular problems. Respiratory therapists work with newborns to the elderly and they have diverse career opportunities, from education, management, therapy, and sales.

This program's multicompetent education and over 1,000 hours of clinical experience will provide you with the knowledge, skills, professionalism and hands-on experience that will help you begin your career in the respiratory therapy field. Our graduates are employed as respiratory therapists in hospitals working in units such as burn, cardiovascular, emergency room, medical, neonatal, pediatric and surgical. They are also employed in cardiovascular technology, rehabilitation facilities, pulmonary diagnostics, skilled nursing homes and sleep study laboratories.

As a high ranking accredited bachelor program, we pride ourselves in a small student faculty ratio, and our commitment to student retention and program completion. We hope you consider applying to our program. We invite you to attend one of our monthly information sessions. If you require any additional assistance in answering your questions, please contact us at (631)-444-3180. We look forward to assisting you in this process.


Lisa M Johnson, MS, RRT- NPS
Clinical Associate Professor
Chair, Department of Respiratory Care
Program Director, Respiratory Care Program and Polysomnographic Specialty Option

The Respiratory Care Program (200134) is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care.  

Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care
264 Precision Blvd
Telford, TN  37690
Phone: (817) 283-2835

CoARC accredits respiratory therapy education programs in the United States. To achieve this end, it utilizes an ‘outcome based’ process. Programmatic outcomes are performance indicators that reflect the extent to which the educational goals of the program are achieved and by which program effectiveness is documented. https://coarc.com/students/programmatic-outcomes-data/

For Student Outcomes and Employment Rates, please click here.


The Respiratory Care Program is also an education program approved by the New York State Department of Education. Stony Brook University is accredited by Middle States Commission on Higher Education Accreditation (last reaffirmed 11/19/09) located at 3624 Market Street, 2nd Floor West, Philadelphia, PA, 19104, Telephone: (267) 284–5000, www.msche.org.

See the job opportunities that are available on the Stony Brook University Respiratory Care Program's Career Network website: