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Certified Asthma Educator Credential

Credit Recommendations 

Respiratory Pathophysiology and Disease Management: 3 credits, lower division level

Effective Dates 

July 2010 through June 2020

Issuing Agency

National Asthma Educator Certification Board

About the Credential

The NAECB is a non-profit that works "To promote optimal asthma management and quality of life among individuals with asthma, their families and communities by advancing excellence in asthma education through the Certified Asthma Educator process".

Applying for the Credit

If your credential was issued or valid during the validity period, or effective dates, for the credit recommendation, then you're eligible to apply for the credit. 

  • Consult with your Academic Advisor regarding the applicability of the credit to your degree plan.
  • Contact the PLA Office or the Registrar to apply for the credit. 

Course Description

Respiratory Pathophysiology and Disease Management: 3 credits, lower division level
This exam provides proof of knowledge of respiratory pathophysiology, assessment of respiratory distress, patient educational strategies including medication dosages and administration techniques. Acute versus chronic respiratory disease, signs and symptoms of disease are presented. The successful student must employ recall, application and analysis of topics. Therefore, the preparation necessary for successful exam completion shows a knowledge base equivalent to a three credit hour human biology elective course focused on respiratory function, pathology and treatment options.