Spotlight: Respiratory Therapist

Diploma (up to 3 years)

Learn more about the respiratory therapy profession.

A respiratory therapist assesses and treats patients with acute and chronic heart and lung (cardiopulmonary) health issues.  These can include conditions such asthma, bronchitis, emphysema. They can also provide care and assistance to emergency patients for symptoms related to heart attacks and strokes.


Individuals must complete a diploma program.

For B.C. program information, visit:

Thompson Rivers University