The Health Science Respiratory Therapy pathway requires 42 hours of Core Curriculum and 18 hours of courses appropriate to the pathway. For up-to-date curriculum requirements, please visit the catalog.
How long will it take?
The typical pathway requires 60 semester hours — 42 hours in core curriculum and 18 hours in pathway courses.
Where will I take classes?
Alpharetta, Clarkston, Decatur, Dunwoody, Newton, Online (some courses)
Application Deadlines View Admissions Requirements
Fall Semester (starts in August) — Due by August 1
Spring Semester (starts in January) — Due by December 1
Summer Semester (starts in late May) — Due by May 1
Health Sciences -- Respiratory Therapy Pathway, A.S.
What are Health Sciences?
Health Sciences involve the use of technology to diagnose, treat, heal and record a wide variety of diseases and medical conditions. Patients and their health care professionals depend on these technologies to ensure proper care.
Why Study Health Sciences?
Health care is a growing field, and career opportunities are expected to remain strong as the nation's adult population ages.
Perimeter College offers health sciences pathways that constitute the first two years of four-year Allied Health degrees that must be completed at a four-year university.
The health sciences pathways offered at Perimeter College are: Health Information Administration, Health Science Professionals (not for pre-medical, pre-dental or pre-pharmacy), Medical Technology, Radiologic Sciences, Respiratory Therapy.
A note on pathways: A pathway is an advising guide to help students prepare for their intended bachelor's degree major. By following the course of study outlined in the appropriate Associate of Arts or Associate of Science pathway, students will have the necessary prerequisite courses to continue in their chosen disciplines. A pathway is not a major and will not be represented on the diploma.
Students should consult with advisers to confirm availability of online courses and requirements or additional costs that may be associated with courses. Students should check with advisers about which campuses offer the courses they need. Typically, core courses required for pathways can be taken at most locations and online, while pathway-specific courses may require attendance at a particular location.
Dr. Jeff Mahr received a Quantitative Undergraduate Biology Education and Synthesis (QUBES) B2 Scholars Fellowship, a national two-year faculty development program affiliated with the National Association of Biology Teachers.
Our faculty members hold memberships in professional scientific organizations, such as the American Society for Microbiology (ASM), the Human Anatomy and Physiology Society (HAPS), the National Association of Biology Teachers (NABT), the National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT) and Project Kaleidoscope (PKAL). Faculty members are current or past officers in the Georgia Academy of Science and its disciplinary sections and participate as judges for K-12 Science Fairs in the metro Atlanta school districts.
As part of Georgia State University, Perimeter College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools: Commission on Colleges (SACS-COC) to award associate degrees. Successful completion of a pathway at Perimeter College leads to an Associate of Arts or an Associate of Science degree. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Georgia State University.
For help with applying or admissions, please review our website, visit a campus office, or contact us at 404-413-2500.