BS in Respiratory Therapy

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Get Started on Your Online Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Therapy Today!

The BS in Respiratory Therapy prepares working Certified Respiratory Therapists (CRTs) and Registered Respiratory Therapists (RRTs) for management opportunities, graduate school and advanced clinical practice. Coursework is centered around research methods and analysis to provide a strong foundation for professional advancement.

Create the Foundation for Success!
Graduating with a Cincinnati Online Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Therapy will take your clinical skills to the next level. It will help you develop a deeper understanding of advanced health care operations, logistics, technology, leadership, ethics and project management.

Robust Coursework Focused on Research!
Cincinnati Online’s robust curriculum focuses on advancing respiratory therapy practice and research - designed for working professionals who want to make a difference in the field while positively affecting the future of respiratory care.

Transfer Your Existing Credits!
Eligible applicants must hold an associate degree from a CoARC-accredited respiratory care/respiratory therapy program at a regionally accredited institution, which will allow you to transfer up to 70 credits into the Cincinnati Online BS in Respiratory Therapy program.

100% Online - Flexibility to Fit A Working Adult Schedule!
Designed to fit your schedule with 100% online coursework. With your completed associate degree, you coud finish your BS in Respiratory Theraphy with complete flexibility in as little as 20 months.

Degree from a Top-ranked University!
Cincinnati Online is a top-100 ranked university for online bachelor’s degrees according to (U.S. News & World Report).


Hospitals, skilled nursing facilities and home health agencies are seeking respiratory therapists who can hit the ground running to diagnose respiratory disorders, leveraging the latest technologies and implementing aggressive treatment plans.

Career Outlook: As our society continues to age, Respiratory Therapists are seeing an increased need for their skills. Treatment of COPD, emphysema, asthma, chronic bronchitis, pneumonia and other disorders — including the annual flu epidemic — will continue to grow the need for respiratory therapists.


Next Start Date

Jan 8, 2018


Application Deadline

Nov 1, 2017


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Graduation Cap

Est. Time to Complete

As little as 20 months