BS in Respiratory Therapy
Respiratory therapy is a rapidly growing profession. To meet this demand, the University of Cincinnati has created an online degree program offering working respiratory therapists and new graduates a way to earn a Bachelor of Science in respiratory therapy.
Having a bachelor’s degree in respiratory therapy provides a pathway for students to move into leadership roles in education, research and management. The degree prepares students for coveted opportunities in graduate school. Graduates will be in an excellent position to take advantage of hospital-instituted clinical ladders and have a competitive advantage when applying for leadership positions.
The Bureau of Labor statistics has estimated a 28 percent growth rate for respiratory therapists in the next 10 years, faster than the average occupational outlook.
The first year will focus on an integrated core of courses designed to enhance students’ skills in critical thinking, reflective writing, problem solving, research methods and team building.
In the second year, students will take advanced courses in designated fields and specialty areas in respiratory care. They will complete the program with a capstone course and clinical practicum at a clinical setting close to the student’s home.
Students can complete the program completely online and in as little as 20 months with only part-time enrollment.