Respiratory Therapy

Home Academics Respiratory Therapy

About Respiratory Therapy Program (RT)

Program History

The Undergraduate Respiratory Therapy Program at King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences (Al Ahsa-branch) was established in August 2015 under the umbrella of College of Applied Medical Sciences. The program accepts both male and female students. The program curriculum is adapted from the University of South Alabama in the United States, with the necessary modifications to meet the needs of the university and Saudi society.

The Bachelor of Science degree program in Respiratory Therapy provides students with an exceptional education to prepare for a rewarding professional career as advanced Respiratory Therapy practitioners, as well as to provide a foundation for leadership in management and supervision, education, research, and clinical specialization.

This program prepares students to provide professional respiratory care in health care settings ranging from the emergency room to the patient’s home. The program provides the necessary knowledge and skills to begin clinical practice and promotes continual career growth.

A Respiratory Therapist is a member of the health care team who takes care of patients with respiratory problems by participating in diagnosing and managing specific patient cases. Moreover, the respiratory therapist is involved in prevention and health promotion programs for individuals and society.


Respiratory Therapy Pogram provides high-quality teaching and learning, research, professional service and community engagement.


To achieve global leadership in respiratory therapy education with a commitment to excellence in research, patient care, and community service


·  Ethical behavior and Islamic values

·  Excellence and innovation in education, research, and outreach

·  Transparency, integrity, and professionalism

·  Corporate social responsibility

·  Professional and personal development and training

·  Fostering lifelong learning




Academic Calendar



RT Course Description


Home Academics Respiratory Therapy