Advance your career as a Registered Respiratory Therapist by earning a bachelor’s degree in Respiratory Therapy.

Health care organizations continue to set higher standards for respiratory therapists. Our flexible Respiratory Therapy bachelor’s degree program will help you acquire the credentials you need to work with more independence in patient care settings, while providing safe and effective respiratory care. Begin to take your career further with our classes starting multiple times each semester.

At a Glance

$75,000
Average yearly salary of respiratory therapy managers

Program Length

As little as 1 year depending on transferred credits

Format

  • Online

Tuition per Credit

$335

Is This the Degree For Me?

Who It’s For

  • Registered respiratory therapists who want to advance their skills and career potential with a bachelor's in Respiratory Therapy
  • RRTs who want to move toward advanced practice (such as becoming a physician assistant)
  • RRTs looking for more career responsibility

Career Paths

  • Respiratory Department Manager
  • Case Manager
  • Health Educator
  • Department Logistics Manager
  • Home Health Specialist

What You’ll Learn

Through our RRT to BSRT program, you’ll gain key insights into the practice of respiratory therapy while also gaining a broad base of knowledge that will help you take on real-world challenges and progress into a leadership role. Our faculty will work closely with you to create a personalized program of study and faculty are always available for questions. When you graduate, you’ll be prepared to:

  • Interpret physical exam findings, cardiopulmonary monitoring data, laboratory data, and diagnostic imaging information.
  • Demonstrate problem-solving and critical thinking skills while consulting with physicians and other healthcare personnel involved in the development of cardiopulmonary care strategies.
  • Establish an evidence-base for best practice through research and the critique and interpretation of professional scientific literature.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the ethical obligations and responsibilities of healthcare professionals and institutions.
  • Educate patients and the general public in matters of cardiopulmonary health and chronic disease management.
  • Demonstrate leadership abilities as a member of the healthcare team.

The mentorship I received to individualize the pace of the program to meet my lifestyle was so helpful. Having the flexibility to adjust my schedule with the number of credits I took at one time, allowed me to maintain my work, school, and life balance. This program makes it possible to reach your educational goals while having a family and working full time.

Michelle Earl Class of 2019

Accreditations

  • CoARC

    CoARC

    Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC) Accreditation in progress

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Program Details

Students accepted into the RRT to BSRT program must have an associate of Science or Associate of Applied Science (or equivalent) in Respiratory Therapy from a program with Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC) accreditation.

  • Cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher, with a GPA of 2.75 or higher in the respiratory therapy courses transferred to the University of Mary
  • Documentation of successful completion of the NBRC Registered Respiratory Therapy (RRT) examination and current license
  • Transcripts (official or unofficial) from every college previously attended.
    • Attended the University of Mary before? Then we’ll get your Mary transcript for you!
    • At most other schools, you can request transcripts by going to the National Student Clearinghouse or by contacting the registrar’s office.
    • Have your transcripts sent to:
      Office of Admissions
      University of Mary
      7500 University Drive
      Bismarck, ND 58504
    • Or request to send electronic transcripts to [email protected]

Admissions and a free preliminary transfer credit review can be completed with unofficial transcripts from any previous colleges or universities you attended. Official, final transcripts must be submitted prior to enrolling in classes. 

 

View the student handbook for more information.

  • Online
  • Tuition: $335 per credit
  • Application fee: $30
  • Technology fee: $30 per credit

For a full list of fees, visit our Tuition and Fees page.

View the Program Goals and Standards for more information.

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