TRU Science

Accepted Students

Congratulations on your acceptance to the respiratory therapy program at Thompson Rivers University. Here's what you need to know to get started.


  • Mandatory respiratory therapy program orientation September 3rd, 2019 (details to be emailed in August)
  • Campus wide orientation recommended for all new students

Welcome barbecue

This barbecue sponsored by the RT department takes place during the second week of classes. It will be held Friday, September 13, 2019 from 13:00 until 15:00 at the Horticultural Gardens.

All RT students must attend, since this is the initial mentor/mentee activity (first-year students meet their second/third-year student mentor) of the school year. Free food and fun activities!

Required documents

Completion and submission of CPR-C with AED certificate, TRU RT Immunization Forms and Criminal Record Consent forms must occur before August 30 of Year 1. Failure to do so may result in the student not being able to attend their Clinical Year.

CPR-C with AED certificate

After acceptance into the RT Program, all students must provide a valid CPR-C with AED certificate which can be done through St. John's Ambulance. If you do not already have a valid certificate, you can registerlinks to external site for the next available class.  Proof of completion must be submitted by August 30.

Student Immunization Record

After acceptance into the RT Program, the Immunization Record form will be sent to the student by the RESP office. The immunization form must be completed and submitted by August 30 to All RT students visiting health care service delivery sites for clinical placements are considered health care providers and should be protected against vaccine preventable diseases. You must follow provincial and Practice Agency immunizations guidelines and policies. Such policies are based on the Communicable Diseases and Immunization Guidelines from the BC Centre for Disease control and the Canadian Public Health Agency. Questions regarding immunization? Contact

Criminal Record Check

After acceptance into the RT Program, students are required to undergo a Criminal Record Check. The Criminal Record check (CRC) consent form will be sent to the student by the RESP office. The completed CRC consent form should be emailed to with two clear electronic pieces of photo ID (preferred id is a copy of a valid driver's license plus one other piece of photo identification) by August 30. If you are unable to submit your form and photos electronically, please drop by Science Building Room S212 with your completed form and 2 pieces of photo ID to Respiratory Therapy Program Assistant. Here is a list of Acceptable ID for photo identification. Please do not fax photo identification. Do's and Don'ts of the CRC. Questions regarding the CRC? Contact

HSPNet (Health Sciences Placement Network)

Students are required to complete the consent form before entering clinical placements. HSPNet consent forms are handed out to students in lab setting during year 1 of the program. HSPNet consent forms are mandatory and are for the use and disclosure of student information to agencies for arranging clinical placements.  BC Academic Health Council HSP net.