The Department of Respiratory Therapy was authorized on September 26, 2005 by Ministry of Education to set up offered Bachelor Degree of a 2-year (on-the-job) program to students who already had Associate Degree. Originally the department under the jurisdiction of the College of Medicine, since February 1, 2006 changed to the College of Health Care when it was established. The opening ceremony of the department was held on May 24, 2006, declared the fifth university to cultivate respiratory therapist was born. The department endeavored to become a respiratory therapist's training cradle, to improve the professional level, and to foster the future teachers.
China Medical University has one outstanding medical center that hospital beds has more than 1,700, every clinical department is complete, the medical equipment is perfect, well organized long term ventilator dependent patients integrated delivery system, it’s respiratory care center and respiratory care ward was accreditation as first grade by the Bureau of National Health Insurance (BNHI) in mid-Taiwan, establish world-class cancer center in November 16, 1996, ample to support student raise kind place of world outlook.

China Medical University consists of five colleges: College of Medicine, College of Chinese Medicine, College of Pharmacy, College of Public Health, and College of Health Care. It can offer the graduated student to study the master’s program in basic medical science, biotechnology, public heath, occupational safety and health and health services administration, etc., it is a chance for the strong-willed student who studies to go still one step further to receive a training. The Department of Respiratory Therapy has a good relationship with America Association for Respiratory Care (AARC), so can offer and study in U.S.A. to take an advanced study good coaching.