2019-2020 Samford University Graduate Catalog 
    May 21, 2022  
2019-2020 Samford University Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Graduate Cardiopulmonary Sciences

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Michael Canfield, Instructor; Interim Program Director
Tadashia Jabril Cooper, Instructor; Interim Director of Clinical Education


The Samford University Respiratory Care program, B.S. and M.S. degrees, CoARC program numbers 210620 and 200620 respectively, in Birmingham, AL, hold Provisional Accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (www.coarc.com). This status signifies that a program that has been granted an Approval of Intent has demonstrated sufficient compliance to initiate a program in accordance with the Standards through the completion and submission of an acceptable Provisional Accreditation Self Study Report (PSSR), completion of an initial onsite visit, and other documentation required by the CoARC. The conferral of Provisional Accreditation denotes a new program that has made significant progress towards meeting the Standards of Accreditation. The program will remain on Provisional Accreditation until achieving Continuing Accreditation. It is recognized by the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) toward eligibility to the Respiratory Care Credentialing Examination(s). Enrolled students completing the program under Provisional Accreditation are considered graduates of a CoARC accredited program.

Graduate Programs and Requirements


Master of Science (M.S.)
          Respiratory Care (M.S.)  

The Department of Cardiopulmonary Sciences offers the master of science degree in respiratory care.

Admission Requirements

IMPORTANT NOTE: This program is being phased out and is closed to new admits.

Time-to-Degree Completion Plan

The program is designed to be completed in two years (five Semesters) of fulltime study.


    Respiratory Care

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