Program Goals

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

The program course work and experiences emphasize the technical and academic competencies required of a respiratory therapist as well as the ethics and professionalism outlined by The American Association for Respiratory Care.


The University of Cincinnati online Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Therapy degree advancement program (CoARC #500015) holds a Letter of Intent to seek accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (  View the Outcomes Data for all programs at