Program Information

School: Dalhousie University
Faculty: Faculty of Health Professions
Degree: Bachelor; Co-op
Field of Study: Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
Description: We’re a nationally accredited school that offers a Bachelor of Health Science (BHSc) in four professional disciplines: Diagnostic Medical Ultrasound, Nuclear Medicine Technology, Radiological Technology, and Respiratory Therapy. We also offer Medical Laboratory Technology in the Post Diploma program. We’re the only fully integrated four-year university-based program of this kind in Canada.

This is the diagnosis, treatment, and health promotion of patients with cardiorespiratory disorders. Respiratory therapists (RTs) are highly skilled health-care professionals who care for patients by evaluating, treating, and maintaining cardiopulmonary (heart and lung) function.

URL: Health Science – Respiratory Therapy (BHSc) at Dalhousie University
Length: 4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $20,039

Cost per year is based on the 2018-2019 academic year and includes the cost of tuition and incidental fees.

Careers: Respiratory Therapists

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)* 75

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

  •  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade12 Biology  or  Grade12 Physics 
  •  Grade12 Chemistry 
  •  Grade12 Mathematics 

Assessment of academic performance based on the applicant’s transcripts accounts for 80% of the applicant’s overall total score. Applicants are required to have completion of academic Grade 12 with at least five Grade 12 university preparatory courses, including: English, Academic Math, two Sciences: Chemistry and either Biology or Physics; and one other acceptable university-preparatory course. Overall average of 75% in the five university preparatory courses used to meet admission requirements is required. No grade lower than 70% in the five courses.