With a Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Therapy, you will be prepared to advance your career in respiratory therapy. Courses include Health Care Management, Polysomnography, Infectious Disease, Public Health, Home Health and more.
Students choose either the management track or education track to create opportunities to serve in roles such as department director, clinical supervisor, clinical director, pharmaceutical sales representative, asthma or COPD navigator, or instructor.
The Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Therapy program is offered 100% online, providing you with a flexible learning schedule. That means you can advance your career while still taking care of personal and professional responsibilities.
What You Will Learn
The Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Therapy is an online degree-completion program offered through College of Medical Science. The program prepares students to become successful communicators, critical thinkers, global citizens and conscientious leaders while encouraging life-long learning.
Learning online gives you the flexibility to continue
your education while you gain valuable job experience in your field. Created specifically for Registered Respiratory Therapists (RRTs), the BSRT degree is for those individuals who are looking for advancement in their careers as respiratory therapy leaders.
To be eligible for this bachelor’s degree completion program, students must be a Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT), have a high school diploma and have completed a total of 71 semester credits of specific coursework at the postsecondary level at an institution
accredited by an agency DETC.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Statistics, employment of respiratory therapists is expected to increase 12 percent nationally through the year 2024. As the number of older Americans who suffer from respiratory ailments, and advances in the treatment of victims of heart attacks, accidents victims and premature infants – many of whom are depend on a ventilator during part of their treatment –will increase the demand for the services of respiratory therapists.*
Hospitals are the primary employers of respiratory therapists, but a number of new jobs are expected to be found in physicians’ offices, consumer-goods rental firms that supply respiratory equipment for home use, nursing care facilities, employment services and home health care services.