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Prerequisite Coursework Evaluation
School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
Division of Respiratory Therapy prerequisite courses at University of Akron.

Applicants for admission to the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Division of Respiratory Therapy, at The Ohio State University must meet the course requirements listed below. These requirements can be satisfied by courses taken as indicated, when completed with the grade of C- or better. In some cases, there may not be a published equivalence for a prerequisite course listed. In these cases, please click on the Contact Transfer Credit Coordinator link to find the transfer credit coordinator who can best assist you.

The information provided below is derived from transfer credit equivalencies available on the Transferology website (, a course equivalency tool utilized by Ohio State and many other universities. This does not imply transfer credit equivalencies and is not intended to provide a guarantee that these university courses will subsequently be evaluated as equivalent to specific Ohio State courses. Rather, completion of these courses will satisfy the program prerequisites and thereby insure that the applicant has the academic preparation for advanced study in the professional program.

**Please be advised if any of your courses transfer as general credit and you want them to count towards your degree, you will be required to have them evaluated by the respective department. See link at

Course at Ohio State Course at University of Akron
BIOLOGY 1113 3100-111 or 3100-111, 3100-112
CHEM 1210 3150-151, 3150-152 or 3150-151, 3150-152, 3150-153, 3150-154
ENGLISH 1110.01 2020-121 or 3300-110 or 3300-111 or 3300-113
MATH 1148 or higher 3450-145
PHYSICS 1200 2820-160 or 2820-160, 2820-162, 2820-163, 2820-164 or 2820-160, 2820-163, 2820-164 or 2820-161, 2820-162 or 3650-261 or 3650-261, 3650-262
PSYCH 1100 3750-100

ANATOMY 2300.04 or ANATOMY 3300 or EEOB 2510 2780-106, 2780-107 or 3100-200, 3100-201, 3100-202, 3100-203 or 3100-208, 3100-209 = EEOB 2510
2780-106, 2780-107 or 3100-200, 3100-202, 3100-203= EEOB 2510
EEOB 2520 2780-106, 2780-107 or 3100-200, 3100-201, 3100-202, 3100-203 or 3100-200, 3100-202 or 3100-208, 3100-209
2780-106, 2780-107 or 3100-200, 3100-202, 3100-203= EEOB 2520
HTHRHSC 2500 2740-120
HTHRHSC 5370 or PUBHHMP 4650 Contact Departmental Transfer Credit Coordinator
MICRBIO 4000 3100-130 or 3100-331
PHYSICS 1201 2820-160, 2820-162, 2820-163, 2820-164 or 2820-160, 2820-163, 2820-164 or 2820-163, 2820-164 or 3650-261, 3650-262 or 3650-262
STAT 1450 3470-250 or 3470-260 or 3470-261, 3470-262

Revised: June 2018

Those courses denoted with an * are not required of applicants who have a baccalaureate degree or will have one prior to entrance into the professional program and are pursuing the certificate program.

All science courses taken require a lab component.

In cases where anatomy and physiology are offered in a combined sequence course, both courses are required in order for credit to be awarded. For these courses Ohio State will award credit for EEOB 2510 (anatomy) and EEOB 2520 (physiology).

Respiratory Therapy requires an overall GPA of 2.5.

This evaluation is valid for the current application cycle only. Evaluated courses and the transferability of these courses can change, at any time, due to course content and re-evaluation. After this date, it may be necessary to contact the Admissions Office for course or program changes. If you have any questions, please contact: Graduate and Professional Admissions at:

Graduate and Professional Admissions
Student Academic Services Building, 1st Floor
281 West Lane Avenue
Columbus, Ohio 43210-1132

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