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BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN RESPIRATORY THERAPY

BRIEF HISTORY

The University of Perpetual Help, in 1987 pioneered the Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Therapy program in the Philippines. The key people who designed and established the program are Dr. Karen B. Tamayo, Dr. Ma. Consuelo C. Mison-Obillo, and Mr. Joseph S. Lim. Recognition of the program was granted by the Department of Education on the same year.

 The Technical Committee for Respiratory Therapy Education chaired by Cr. Abundio Balgos with members Dr. Ma. Consuelo C. Mison-Obillo, Prof. Marcelino V. Valera, and Ms. Rigmor R. Dygico, created the first CHED Policies, Standards, and Guideline for Respiratory Therapy Education in the form of CHED CMO 9 Series of 2007.

In the need to regulate the profession through board examinations, the proposed Respiratory Therapy Act of 1992 was drafted and submitted to the Philippine Congress and Senate by the BS Respiratory Therapy graduates of University of Perpetual Help. After eighteen (18) years of almost yearly submitting and lobbying for the proposed bill, it was finally enacted as Republic Act 10024 “Philippine Respiratory Therapy Act of 2009” with Congressman Marcelino Teodoro as sponsor in Congress and Senator Antonio Trillanes IV as author, Senators Edgardo J. Angara, Mar Roxas, Ramon A. Revilla Jr., and Panfilo M. Lacson. The first board examination for Respiratory Therapy was given on September 2013 with a national passing score of forty-one percent (41%). Thus, the journey of the respiratory therapy profession as part of the healthcare team continues. 

WHAT IS RESPIRATORY THERAPY?

The UPH-DJGT Medical University is the FIRST school  to offer a Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Therapy in the Philippines and in Asia.  We are the pioneers!

A respiratory therapist is a licensed healthcare professional trained in pulmonary medicine specializing in problems related to breathing.  They  manage ventilators, administer medications to the lungs, and administer oxygen.  They are part of the medical team of cardiopulmonary patients.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Our graduates can work locally and overseas in countries like the USA, the United Kingdom, Canada, Singapore, the Middle East and other countries that require practitioners in the following fields:

CLINICAL PRACTICE
  • Hospital Pulmonary

  • Laboratories

  • Clinics and Sanitaria

  • Home Care Services

  • Emergency Medical Services

RESPIRATORY CARE EDUCATION
  • Faculty in colleges and universities offering Respiratory therapy program to teach professional courses and conduct research

RESPIRATORY CARE INDUSTRY
  • Product Specialist

  • Sales and Marketing

ACHIEVEMENTS

  • 2017- Best Paper during 13th ARCPP Convention Program Research Presentation

An Inter Hospital Respiratory Therapy Research Paper Challenge Professional Category

  • 2017-3rd place during 13th ARCPP Convention Program Research Presentation

An Inter Hospital Respiratory Therapy Research Paper Challenge Student Category

  • 2018- Best Paper during 14th ARCPP Convention Program Research Presentation

An Inter Hospital Respiratory Therapy Research Paper Challenge Professional Category

  • 2018- Best Paper during 14th ARCPP Convention Program Research Presentation

An Inter Hospital Respiratory Therapy Research Paper Challenge Student Category

  • 2019- 2nd place during 15th ARCPP Convention Program Research Presentation

An Inter Hospital Respiratory Therapy Research Paper Challenge Professional Category

  • 2019-Best Paper during 15th ARCPP Convention Program Research Presentation

An Inter Hospital Respiratory Therapy Research Paper Challenge Student Category

  • PACUCOA – LEVEL 1 August 2020-2023

 RESPIRATORY THERAPY BOARD TOP NOTCHERS

MARCH 2021

TOP 6 – RENOLD MART M. FERNANO, RTRP

SEPTEMBER 2019

TOP 2 – KERBERT MOND SY, RTRP

TOP 2 - ARLENE ODIN, RTRP

SEPTEMBER 2018

TOP 1 – RICHARD DE CASTRO AMON, RTRP

SEPTEMBER 2017

TOP 8 - MAY ABIGAIL DR ABAD, RTRP

TOP 8 - ARTHUR S. PONCE , RTRP

TOP 9 - CHRISTINA G. MERCADO, RTRP

SEPTEMBER 2016

TOP 5 - LERMA C. LATOSQUIN, RTRP

TOP 6 - ROSE ANN B. DE LEON, RTRP

TOP 6 - JAN MURPHY A. MADET, RTRP

TOP 7 - ROGIEBEL E. DELOS REYES, RTRP

TOP 8 - JOJO P. CABUTIN, RTRP

TOP 8 - MARIA FE. S. QUEJADAS, RTRP

TOP 9 - ROWENA L. ALBIA, RTRP

TOP 9 - MICHELLE A. BELIZARIO

TOP 9 - KATHYREE ANN CAMACLANG UMALI

TOP 10 - CRISTINA O. CUNANAN, RTRP

SEPTEMBER 2015

TOP 5 - JO-ANN G. ROSCAIN, RTRP

TOP 6 - OLIVIA SALUD G. CASTALONE, RTRP

TOP 7 - GLENN VICTOR T. DEL ROSARIO, RTRP

TOP 8 - ERLYN E. MUJER, RTRP

SEPTEMBER 2014

TOP 6 - PETER OLIVER PAUL H. ESPEJO, RTRP

SEPTEMBER 2013

TOP 5 - ENRICA B. BARCELONA, RTRP

TOP 5 - HENRY G. ORTIZ, RTRP

TOP 8 - NECINETTE B. VELARDE, RTRP

CONTACT

Dean: Ms. Monet Palma Dela Cruz

Email: rt@uphsl.edu.ph

Phone: (0966) 663 3789 / (02) 8779 5310 local 3047