Fanshawe College

Respiratory Therapy

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Program Information

School:Fanshawe College
Faculty:School of Health Sciences
Degree:Diploma; University Transfer
Field of Study:Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
Description:In this respiratory therapist program, you will earn practical and academic requirements for a career as a Respiratory Therapist. You'll emerge from Fanshawe's Respiratory Therapy program able to perform diagnostic tests such as pulmonary function, cardiac stress and sleep behaviour.
You'll work in Fanshawe's brand new clinical labs, using state-of-the-art technology and equipment, learning from experts in the field. You'll have hands-on experience in a clinical internship in the third year of this highly competitive program. You'll learn from a nationally-approved and accredited curriculum, giving you the scientific foundation and clinical experience you'll need to practice at the entry-level in Ontario, the rest of Canada, or the rest of the world - as soon as you graduate.
Whether you want to work with private companies or in public hospitals, in home care, sales, community care or research, when you graduate you'll be eligible to write national certifications exams and apply for a license with the College of Respiratory Therapists of Ontario or other regions of Canada. Inhale. Help people breathe. Exhale.
URL:Respiratory Therapy at Fanshawe College
Course Based:Yes
Length:3 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $15,876
Careers:Respiratory Therapists

Admission Requirements

Prerequisites:*

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade12 Mathematics 
  •  Grade11 Physics 
  •  Grade11 Chemistry 
  •  Grade11 Biology 

OSSD with courses from the College (C), University (U), University/College (M), or Open (O) stream WITH: - Any Grade 12 English (C) or (U) - Any Grade 12 Mathematics (C) or (U) - Grade 11 or Grade 12 Physics (C) or (U) - Grade 11 or Grade 12 Chemistry (C) or (U) - Grade 11 or Grade 12 Biology (C) or (U) (Note: minimum final grade required for each course is 70) OR Academic and Career Entrance Certificate (ACE) WITH: - Communications - Core Mathematics - Physics - Chemistry - Biology (Note: minimum final grade required for each course is 70) OR Pre-Health Science Ontario College Certificate* (Note: minimum final average required is 3.0 GPA) AND: - minimum final grade of 'B' or 70 in the required courses stated above OR General Arts and Science Ontario College Certificate** (Note: minimum final average required is 3.0 GPA) AND: - minimum final grade of 'B' or 70 in the required courses stated above OR Ontario High School Equivalency Certificate (GED) WITH: - The combined Language Arts - Reading AND Language Arts - Writing test results having a minimum average Standard Score of 560 AND: - Any Grade 12 Mathematics (C) or (U) - Grade 11 or Grade 12 Physics (C) or (U) - Grade 11 or Grade 12 Chemistry (C) or (U) - Grade 11 or Grade 12 Biology (C) or (U) (Note: minimum final grade required for each course is 70) OR Mature applicant with standing in the required courses and grades stated above AND Health Occupation Aptitude Examination (HOAE)

Test Scores:
  • International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 5.5] or Pearson Test of English (Academic) [min. 550] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 79]
Additional Admission Requirements:
    Post-Admission Requirements The following items are applicable to the program and are time sensitive. Please refer to www.fanshawec.ca/preplacement for important information about preparing for placement by the due date. •Possession of a Standard First Aid course certificate (either St. John Ambulance or Canadian Red Cross or equivalent) and a Basic Rescuer course certificate - Basic Life Support (BLS) for Health Care Providers (HCP) in accordance with the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada Canadian Guidelines for CPR •Evidence of Good Health •Police Record Check and Vulnerable Sector Screening, including a check of the Pardoned Sexual Offenders Database •Placement Agreement

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on July 15, 2021