Bachelor of Science (RRT to BSRT)

Respiratory Therapy (RRT to BSRT) – Bachelor of Science – St. Louis College of Health Careers

While holding a bachelor degree has not traditionally been required to serve as a Respiratory Therapist, you will find that you stand out as a far more attractive candidate to potential employers if you do have one. In fact, many managers of hospitals and medical centers believe that a bachelor degree will become mandatory in the near future as demand grows for highly qualified Respiratory Therapists.

St. Louis College of Health Careers offers a comprehensive Bachelor of Science for Respiratory Therapy (RRT-BSRT) degree program that can be completed entirely online. This allows eligible Respiratory Therapists the chance to build marketable skills while working actively in their field. Students who elect for an RRT to BSRT path can vastly expand their range of available opportunities to work in management, clinical leadership, research and education.

Program Goal

The goal of the program is to provide graduates of entry into respiratory care professional practice degree programs with additional knowledge, skills, and attributes in leadership, management, education, research, and/or advanced clinical practice that will enable them to meet their current professional goals and prepare them for practice as advanced degree respiratory therapists.

Online Completion Program

SLCHC combines applied learning and personalized attention to help you acquire knowledge of the techniques and trends you need to succeed in today’s professional environment. With our convenient online format, you can immerse yourself in coursework that includes interactive seminars, online quizzes, discussion boards and active learning research from the convenience of your home, office or anywhere you have an internet connection.

Your projects and assignments will cover a range of topics, including:

  • Neonatal care
  • Pediatric care
  • Advanced mechanical ventilation
  • Critical care medicine

Additionally, you will become well-versed in the nuances of the economic, managerial, legal and ethical considerations that are present in your field.

Committed to Your Success

Candidates entering our Bachelor of Science program do so with the goal of enhancing and challenging their prior experience and education to raise their abilities in preparation for higher-level roles in the field of Respiratory Therapy. At SLCHC, we are committed to meeting your dedication with our own, supporting you every step along the way to gaining an advanced understanding of administration management, advanced clinical leadership, education and research.

Why is a Bachelor Degree Important?

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has projected the field of Respiratory Therapy to grow by 19% in the next 5 years. In order to meet this ballooning demand for skilled medical professionals, the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) has set forth a recommendation that the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC) raise the standard for all accredited programs to offer a baccalaureate degree in Respiratory Therapy by 2020. SLCHC is devoted to producing BSRT graduates of exceptional skill and versatility, so they may carve out a prosperous niche within a rapidly expanding industry.

Graduate Opportunities

The breadth of training offered in our RT degree program prepares graduates for a career in a variety of settings, including:

  • Pediatric hospitals
  • Rehabilitation centers
  • Physician offices
  • Pulmonary function laboratories
  • Home medical care companies
  • Ground and air medical ambulance transport services
  • Sleep study centers
  • Neonatal intensive care units
Course # Course Hours Credits
ENG300 Writing as a Professional 60 4
RC310 Infectious Disease 60 4
RC320 Advanced Neonatal/Pediatric Care 60 4
HC310 Emergency Preparedness for Health Professionals 60 4
RC330 Current Events and Topics in Respiratory Care 60 4
HC430 Ethical and Legal Perspectives in Health Care 60 4
RC340 Critical Care Monitoring 60 4
HC410 Health Care Policy, Finance and Management 60 4
MTH310 Statistics 60 4
RC420 Advanced Mechanical Ventilation Modes and Graphics 60 4
RC410 Health Care Research 60 4

Electives (As needed to reach 120 credit hours)

Course # Course Hours Credits
RC430 Advanced Pulmonary Function Testing 45 3
ECO300 Health Care Economics 45 3

Program Accreditations

Continuing Accreditation for the Bachelor of Science (RRT to BSRT) #510002 has been issued by:

Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care
264 Precision Blvd.
Telford, TN 37690
(817) 283-2835
Click on CoARC logo to access Programmatic Outcomes Data.

CoARC accredits respiratory therapy education programs in the United States. To achieve this end, it utilizes an ‘outcomes based’ process. Programmatic outcomes are performance indicators that reflect the extent to which the educational goals of the program are achieved and by which program effectiveness is documented.

CoARC Home Page:

Start Your Healthcare Education Today