The Respiratory Therapy program utilizes a competitive admission process to select students. Prospective students may obtain applications during the spring semester. The Respiratory Therapy Program admits students once per year at the beginning of the fall semester. Students wishing to apply for admission to the Respiratory Therapist program must:

  • Meet the general admissions criteria of the University
  • Successfully complete at least twelve (12) semester hours of coursework at Southern University at Shreveport
  • Complete an application for admission to the Respiratory Therapy program
  • Complete the Respiratory Therapy program orientation
  • Complete the HESI Program Admission Exam ( cost $50.00)
  • Submit official transcript from all colleges/universities attended
  • Complete an interview with the program’s interview committee
  • Achieve a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.5 in the prerequisite courses and an overall 2.5 grade point average
  • Successful completion (“C” average or better) of the prerequisite courses

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