Respiratory Therapy

Program Admissions

The application for admission for the 2024-2025 academic year is now closed. The application packet from 2024-2025 is available here for your reference.


  • Mail Applications to:
    Utah Tech Respiratory Therapy Program
    Attn: Katie Reeves
    225 S University Ave. St. George, UT 84770
  • OR Application may be hand-delivered to:
    Katie Reeves on the second floor of the Taylor Building, Room 258

For more information on the Respiratory Therapy program contact Kat Preiss, Academic Advisor or Jessica Robinson, Program Director (please see contact information below).

Please Note:

  • To be considered for admission to the Respiratory Therapy program, an applicant must first be accepted as a Utah Tech University student. Then, the applicant must complete a separate application to this program.
  • Everything one needs to know about applying to UT can be found on the Admissions website.
  • Late applications will be accepted, but will be reviewed only if the on-time applicants do not meet selection criteria. Students who will be able to complete all prerequisites by the end of the summer are eligible to apply for the class beginning in the fall.
  • Applicants will be admitted into the program without discrimination as to age, sex, creed, ethnic origin or marital status and must be able to demonstrate physical abilities sufficient to pass each course.
  • Due to the unique structure and accreditation of each Respiratory Therapy program, the Respiratory Therapy program at Utah Tech University does not accept transfer students from other Respiratory Therapy programs.

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All you need to know before you apply to ensure you’re eligible for acceptance.

Admission Requirements


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Program Prerequisites

Important Information

Program Admissions Policy

  • The Respiratory Therapy program has established a selection system that is intended to facilitate admitting students who will successfully complete the program curriculum and become competent therapists who meet employer expectations.
  • Selection criteria for the program have been formulated with the input and advice of the program Advisory Committee. Criteria include: cumulative GPA, prerequisite GPA, previous healthcare experience, program application essay, and interview by the Selection Committee.
    • Science courses must have been taken within the past five years (CHEM 1010/1015 or higher; BIOL 2320/2325 and BIOL 2420/2425).
  • Program selection decisions are based on the cumulative scores achieved by applicants and are applied without regard to race, color, ethnic background, national origin, religion, creed, age, citizenship, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, or gender.
  • In the event that a fully qualified class cannot be accepted according to the above criteria, late or incomplete applications may then be reviewed for possible inclusion in the class selection.

Program Admissions Process

  1. Applications are received by the Program Director and logged by the date of submission of application.
  2. Applications are reviewed for completeness; incomplete or late applications are not sent forward for selection at this point.
  3. Cumulative and prerequisite GPA scoring are completed by the Academic Advisor and applications are then reviewed by the Program Director and Director of Clinical Education.
  4. The Administrative Assistant contacts each eligible applicant to establish the date and time of the applicant’s Selection Committee interview.
  5. The Selection Committee interviews each candidate and each member independently scores the candidate according to the grading rubric established for each interview question.
  6. Interview scores are averaged for each candidate.
  7. Overall scores are tabulated and numerically ranked.
  8. The Selection Committee reviews the final rankings and assures that no mathematical errors or omissions have occurred.
  9. The top scoring group of students are accepted into the program, based on the class size as determined by the Advisory Committee and the university (12-16 students is the usual class size).
  10. The next four students are designated as alternates, to be accepted into the program in the event that previously accepted students vacate their positions in the program.


Jessica Robinson

Program Director


Phone: 435-879-4962

Office: Taylor 255

Kat Preiss

Academic Advisor


Phone: 435-652-7695

Office: HPC 347

Katie Reeves

Administrative Assistant


Phone: 435-879-4820

Office: Taylor 258