2020-2021 Catalog (Current)

Respiratory Therapy

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

Program Requirements

Respiratory Therapy, BS Program Checksheet

Includes:

  • Major Courses, General Education Courses, and Concentration Courses
  • Admission and Transfer Requirements
  • Graduation Requirements

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.

More Information

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