Bachelor of Science (RRT to BSRT)

Respiratory Therapy (RRT to BSRT) – Bachelor of Science

While holding a bachelor’s 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’s 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.

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’s 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.

Respiratory Therapy Application

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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 #CourseHoursCredits
ENG300Writing as a Professional604
RC310Infectious Disease604
RC320Advanced Neonatal/Pediatric Care604
HC310Emergency Preparedness for Health Professionals604
RC330Current Events and Topics in Respiratory Care604
HC430Ethical and Legal Perspectives in Health Care604
RC340Critical Care Monitoring604
HC410Health Care Policy, Finance and Management604
RC420Advanced Mechanical Ventilation Modes and Graphics604
RC410Health Care Research604

Electives (As needed to reach 120 credit hours)

Course #CourseHoursCredits
RC430Advanced Pulmonary Function Testing453
ECO300Health Care Economics453

Program Accreditations

Full certification for the Respiratory Therapist program has been issued by:

Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care
1248 Harwood Road
Bedford, Texas 76021-4244
(817) 283-2835

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