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.
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.
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 for a Bachelor’s degree is here
Please consult this link for a complete listing of General Education Electives.
Consult the Required Courses above or the program advisor for program specific General Education 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.
Sue Waters, MAT, RRT-ACCS, LRT
Emily Zyla, MS, RRT, LRT
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
ADA compliant checksheets are being developed for the 2019-2020 Catalog. If you would like to request an ADA compliant checksheet before the 19-20 catalog is published, please send your request to: FSUCurriculum@ferris.edu
Respiratory Therapy Major - 123-124 Credits
Admission also requires a valid LRT license, NBRC RRT Credentials and a 2.5 GPA
Specific General Education Requirements for Respiratory Therapy
2 Electives and
2 Electives and PHIL 320