Respiratory Care Leadership

Degree:
  • Master's
Location: Anywhere

Why Respiratory Care Leadership?

The Master of Science in Respiratory Care Leadership, designed for practicing respiratory therapists, incorporates an action-learning, leadership-oriented approach to advance your clinical knowledge.

Recent technological advances and a growing elderly population are escalating the need for skilled respiratory therapists. To be successful, today’s respiratory care leaders must be well-educated department managers, practitioners, case managers and research coordinators.

In response, Northeastern University College of Professional Studies has developed the online Master of Science in Respiratory Care Leadership. Created for practicing respiratory therapists, this master’s degree in respiratory care incorporates an action-learning approach that builds leadership competencies and advances your clinical knowledge. Core respiratory care courses cover areas such as advanced cardiopulmonary physiology, development of clinical practice guidelines and protocols, respiratory therapist education and applied research design. In addition, you will have the opportunity to focus your studies in one of four concentrations: health management, adult and organizational learning, clinical trial design, and respiratory specialty practice.


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Unique Features

  • Designed to enhance the clinical knowledge and leadership capacity of respiratory therapists
  • Option to choose a specialty concentration on which to focus
  • Online Program provides flexibility and interactive experience for working professionals

Program Objectives

  • Develop and evaluate strategies for appointment to leadership positions
  • Prepare and evaluate plans for career advancement
  • Evaluate the leadership challenges facing the respiratory therapy profession
  • Describe and interpret statistical tests applied to medical research data
  • Apply evidence-based medicine and advanced cardiopulmonary physiology concepts to clinical practice
  • Review and evaluate published research
  • Analyze and apply research-based evidence
  • Evaluate respiratory therapists’ evolving roles and responsibilities
  • Compare and contrast the political and economic factors that affect the profession of respiratory therapy
  • Understand how to complete systematic state-of-the-art reviews to summarize evidence based on a thorough literature search and critical appraisal of individual studies
  • Understand how to be effective as a program director or director of clinical education for baccalaureate or graduate respiratory therapist programs

What you'll study

General Requirements

Master of Science in Respiratory Care Leadership General Requirements

Required Respiratory Care Courses

RPT 7200 - Advanced Cardiopulmonary Physiology
4.00
RPT 7205 - The Evolving Roles of Respiratory Care Professionals
4.00
RPT 7210 - Research Design
4.00
RPT 7215 - Applied Research in Respiratory Care
4.00
RPT 7300 - Development of Clinical Practice Guidelines and Respiratory Care Protocols
4.00
RPT 7302 - Respiratory Therapist Education
4.00
   

Required Leadership Courses

Complete two of the following:

LDR 6100 - Developing Your Leadership Capability
3.00
LDR 6110 - Leading Teams
3.00
LDR 6135 - Ethical Leadership
3.00
LDR 6140 - Strategy Development and Implementation
3.00
     

Note: Students must complete a concentration. In addition to that concentration Interdisciplinary Foundations (EDU 6184) may be taken as an elective. 

Concentrations

Concentration in Adult and Organizational Learning

Complete four of the following:

EDU 6051 - Culture, Equity, Power, and Influence
4.00
EDU 6201 - The Landscape of Higher Education
4.00
EDU 6202 - Faculty, Curriculum, and Academic Community
4.00
EDU 6221 - Enrollment, Retention, Graduation, Success
4.00
EDU 6319 - How People Learn
4.00
EDU 6323 - Technology as a Medium for Learning
4.00
EDU 6447 - The Demographics of Higher Education
4.00
  

Concentration in Clinical Trial Design

Complete four of the following:

BTC 6210 - Human Experimentation: Methodological Issues Fundamentals
4.00
BTC 6211 - Validation and Auditing of Clinical Trial Information
4.00
BTC 6213 - Clinical Trial Design Optimization and Problem Solving
4.00
BTC 6260 - The Business of Medicine and Biotechnology
4.00
RGA 6000 - Introduction to Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Pharmaceutical Regulation
2.00
RGA 6001 - Introduction to Food and Drug Administration Medical Device Regulation
2.00
RGA 6202 - Medical Device Development: A Regulatory Overview
4.00
RGA 6205 - Emerging Trends and Issues in the Medical Device Industry
4.00
  

Concentration in Health Management

Complete five of the following:

HMG 6110 - Organization, Administration, Financing, and History of Healthcare
3.00
HMG 6120 - Human Resource Management in Healthcare
3.00
HMG 6130 - Healthcare Strategic Management
3.00
HMG 6140 - Principles of Population-Based Management
3.00
HMG 6160 - Healthcare Information Systems Management
3.00
HMG 6170 - Health Law, Politics, and Policy
3.00
NPM 6120 - Financial Management for Nonprofit Organizations
3.00
NPM 6125 - Promoting Nonprofit Organizations
3.00
NPM 6130 - Fundraising and Development for Nonprofit Organizations
3.00
  
Concentration in Respiratory Specialty Practice
RPT 7400 - Pulmonary Diseases and Disorders
4.00
RPT 7401 - Cardiopulmonary Assessment and Diagnostics
4.00

Complete two of the following:

RPT 7402 - Adult Critical Care
4.00
RPT 7403 - Neonatal and Pediatric Care
4.00
RPT 7404 - Pulmonary Wellness Education and Coordination
4.00
RPT 7405 - Development of Patient Management Plans
4.00
  

Did You Know?

Advanced degree holders earn an average 35% higher salary than those with a bachelor's degree (State Higher Education Executive Officers, 2012).

Did You Know?

By 2022, 18% of jobs will require a master's degree (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics).

Average Time to Completion

1.5-2 Years

Commitment

Full-Time
Part-Time

Entry Terms

Fall
Spring
Summer
Winter

Meets F-1 Visa Requirements

No