The Bachelor in Cardiopulmonary Science degree has the following PROGRAM GOALS:

  1. To prepare graduates with demonstrated competence in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains of respiratory care practice as performed by registered respiratory therapists (RRTs).
  2. To prepare leaders for the field of respiratory care by including curricular content with objectives related to the acquisition of skills in one or more of the following: management, education, research and advanced clinical practice.

Program Learning Outcomes

At the end of the curriculum, graduates from the Cardiopulmonary Science program will demonstrate the following competencies:


  • Possess the knowledge needed to pass the board examinations locally and /or nationally.
  • Use verbal, nonverbal, and written communication skills effectively in their profession.
  • Demonstrate appropriate decision making skills based on critical thinking and clinical information analysis.
  • Apply evidence-based practice by using established clinical practice guidelines and by evaluating published research for its relevance to patient care.
  • Apply the principles of leadership and management in their professional area.


  • Master the skills necessary to properly execute the techniques or procedures to assist in the diagnosis and treatment of patients.
  • Manage correctly the equipment related to their profession, including technological equipment to ensure the quality of the cardiopulmonary care.


  • Demonstrate consideration and respect for patients, their families, and the entire health care team.
  • Serve in their profession in a legal, ethical, and safe manner.
  • Serve as a health promoter and educator in the prevention and management of cardiopulmonary diseases.



Esto indica la duración estándar de este programa. El tiempo de finalización puede variar según los curso transferidos y/o la carga de curso preferida.



Los créditos totales del programa incluyen una combinación de especialización / concentración, Biblia / teología y créditos de educación general.



Antillean Adventist University está acreditada por la Asociación de Acreditación Adventista, Junta de Licenciamiento de Instituciones Postsecundarias, Middle States Commission on Higher Education, Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care.


CoarcThe Cardiopulmonary Science Program at Antillean Adventist University, CoARC # 200621, Bachelor of Science degree, Mayaguez campus, holds Provisional Accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (

This status signifies that a program with an Approval of Intent has demonstrated sufficient compliance with the Standards (through submission of an acceptable Provisional Accreditation Self Study Report (PSSR) and any other documentation required by the CoARC, as well as satisfactory completion of an initial on-site visit), to be allowed to admit students. It is recognized as an accredited program by the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC), which provides enrolled students who complete the program with eligibility for the Respiratory Care Credentialing Examination(s). The program will remain on Provisional Accreditation until it achieves Continuing Accreditation.”

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Oportunidades en el mundo laboral

  • Centros de Cuidado de Salud y Hospitales
  • Oficinas médicas
  • Centros de estudios del sueño
  • Laboratorios de Función Pulmonar
  • Centros de Rehabilitación Pulmonar o Cardíaca
  • Instituciones Educativas
  • Compañías proveedoras de Equipos Médicos