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2017-2018 Catalog 
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Respiratory Therapy (RSP)

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A  Concentration Program in Respiratory Thereapy is offered, leading to the Bachelor of Science degree.

3124 W.S. White Building
(810) 237-6502
Fax: (810) 762-3003

Interim Program Director: Shan Parker, Ph.D.

The Bachelors of Science in Respiratory Therapy (BSRT) is an online degree completion program that is designed for practicing respiratory therapists to complete coursework while working full time. Registered Respiratory Therapists can transition from an Associate’s degree to a Bachelor’s degree through this completion program. After completion of general education credits, the forty-nine credit hour program requires seven semesters to complete (27 months).  

Courses will be taught online with one MFLEX course utilizing synchronous technology. Pursuing a Bachelor’s degree provides you with an opportunity to study advanced respiratory care in specialty areas such as advanced diagnostics or critical care. In addition, opportunities to be employed as advanced clinicians, administrators (department directors or managers), and academic or clinical educators, engaged in evidence based research, quality assurance, case management, and public health are all enhanced through obtaining a Bachelor’s degree in Respiratory Therapy.

Admission to the Respiratory Therapy program

Applicants must satisfy the following requirements to be considered for admission:

  • Associate’s degree in Respiratory Therapy from an accredited institution.
  • Hold the Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) credential, awarded by the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC).
  • GPA minimums:
    • 3.0 GPA or higher in the Associate’s degree
    • 2.8 undergraduate GPA in all science courses
  • Updated First Aid and CPR certification:
    • CPR certification must include infant, child, adult CPR with AED training for Healthcare Providers. In order to receive certification, actual hand on experience with mannequins is required (online coursework only is not accepted).
    • Certification will need to be kept updated for each year in the program.
    • Certification should be through the American Heart Association class “Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers” or through the American Red Cross class “CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers and Health Care Providers.”

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