Jan 18, 2021  
2019-2020 Catalog 
2019-2020 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Respiratory Therapy (RSP)

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3124 W.S. White Building
(810) 762-3147
Fax: (810) 762-3019

Program Director  Nicholas A. Prush, MHA, RRT, RRT-ACCS

Clinical Education Coordinator  Shane J. Spaulding, MHPE, RRT

The Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Therapy (BSRT) program is an online degree designed for practicing respiratory therapists to complete while working. In this degree advancement program, Respiratory Therapists transition from an Associate degree to a Bachelor degree in as little as 18 months while attending part-time.

The BSRT Program at the University of Michigan-Flint allows therapists the opportunity to study advanced respiratory care in specialty areas such as critical care, disease management, and diagnostics. Additionally, The program helps prepare students to sit for the Neonatal Pediatric Specialty (NPS), Adult Critical Care Specialty (ACCS), Registered Pulmonary Function Technologist Specialty (RPFT), and Sleep Disorders Specialty (SDS) credentials, all awarded by the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC). Graduates of the program can gain employment as advanced clinicians, administrators, educators, and other professional specialties.

Admission to the Respiratory Therapy Program

Applicants must satisfy the following requirements for consideration:

  • Associate degree from a CoARC accredited respiratory therapy program within a regionally accredited institution.
  • Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) credential, awarded by the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) or Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT) who is RRT eligible (Students admitted with CRT must matriculate to RRT before the practicum and capstone courses).
  • Certification in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) for Health Care Providers from the American Heart Association. This certification must remain current throughout the program and must be completed before the clinical practicum.


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