2017 - 2018 Catalog (Current)

Respiratory Therapy

Degree Type: Bachelor of Science
College(s): College of Health Professions

Why Choose Respiratory Therapy?

The baccalaureate program in respiratory therapy is designed for Registered Respiratory Therapists with an associate degree in respiratory therapy who want to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Respiratory Therapy in a student-centered learning environment. Students engage in self-directed learning activities, advance their knowledge in the areas of critical thinking, exhibit values for lifelong learning, synthesize evidence based information and develop leadership skills.

Career Opportunities

This program is meant to advance the associate degreed Registered Respiratory Therapist into the next phase of education. It is focused on those who are interested in advanced care or leadership.

 This fully on-line program is a self-paced program meant for the working individual.

Admission Requirements

Students must be admitted to the University and must meet qualification requirements to apply for admission to the BSRT completion program. To become qualified, the student must be a graduate of a CoARC accredited associate degree Respiratory Care program, hold the RRT credential from NBRC, hold a current state license, and have a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or greater.

 Applications will be taken at any time, to start Fall or Spring semesters. Seats are limited and will be awarded on a first come first serve basis, for those that are qualified. Students may reapply each semester if not admitted.

General Education Requirements

All University General Education requirements can be found here: http://www.ferris.edu/HTMLS/academics/general-education/requirements/BA-BS.htm

Please consult this link for a complete listing of General Education Electives:  http://www.ferris.edu/HTMLS/academics/general-education/courses/index.htm

Consult the official checksheet or program advisor for program specific General Education requirements.

Graduation Requirements

To graduate from the Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Therapy program, the student must earn a “C” grade or better in each of the program courses. Students may repeat one respiratory course. If a student interrupts progression in the program, re-entry cannot be guaranteed due to space limitations.

More Information

Pre-admission Advising

Sue Waters, MAT, RRT-ACCS, LRT

Program Coordinator

 

 

Program Advising

Emily Zyla, MS, RRT, LRT

Clinical Coordinator

 

Currently seeking accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC). CoARC can be contacted as follows:

CoARC, 1248 Harwood Rd., Bedford, TX, 76021-4244

Office: 817-283-2835

 

Required Courses
Credit Hours

Respiratory Therapy Major - 123-124 Credits

Core Curriculum for Health Professions: 11 Credits Required
Orientation to Medical Vocabul
1
The U.S. Health Care System
3
Safety Issues in Health Care
1
Statistics in Health Care
3
Evidence-based Health Care
3
Professional Sequence Courses: 60 Credits plus specialty tract
Associates in Applied Science (AAS) in Respiratory Therapy from an accredited program.
Admission also requires a valid LRT license, NBRC RRT Credentials and a 2.5 GPA
45
Resp Ther Prof Role Transition
3
Adv Cardiopulm Physiology
3
Adv CP Pathophysiology
3
Respiratory Care Leadership
3
Capstone Project
3
Respiratory Specialty Tract Classes: 12 Credits required in a chosen tract
Advanced Practice Tract: Choose any 12 Credits
COPD/Asthma Educator Prep
3
Adv. Adult Clinical Practice
3
Adv. Neo/Ped Clinical Practice
3
CHD & CV Assist Devices
3
Epidemiology
3
Hlth & Physical Aspcts - Aging
3
Trends in Health Care
3
Leadership Tract: Choose any 12 Credits
Health Services Administration
3
Health Care Law 1
3
Quality Mgmt in Health Care
3
Foundations of Reimbursement
3
Health Information Systems
3
Health Care Finance 2
3
Public Health Administration
2
Health Care Supervisory Pract
3

Specific General Education Requirements for Respiratory Therapy

Below is a list of courses that will meet the General Education Requirements for this degree.
Communication Competence: 12 Credits Required
English 1
3
English 2
3
Choose 1 of the following COMM courses:
Interpersonal Communication
3
Fundamentals-Public Speaking
3
Small Group Decision Making
3
Choose 1 of the following ENGL courses:
Advanced Technical Writing
3
Advanced Composition
3
Proposal Writing
3
Scientific Understanding: 7 Credits Required
BIOL 108 or BIOL 205 ; CHEM 114 or acceptable equivalents from AAS - 3 Credits
Includes lab from accredited Respiratory Care program - 4 Credits
Quantitative Skills: 3-4 Credits or Proficiency Required
ACT Math sub-score of 24 OR Choose 1:
Intermediate Algebra
3
Contemporary Mathematics
4
Social Awareness: 9 Credits Required
2 Electives and
Introduction to Psychology
3
Cultural Enrichment: 9 Credits Required
 
2 Electives and PHIL 320