Online Bachelor's in Respiratory Therapy Degree

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UC Online’s Bachelor’s in Respiratory Therapy program prepares professional Certified Respiratory Therapists (CRTs) and Registered Respiratory Therapists (RRTs) for management opportunities, graduate school, and advanced clinical practice. This program is designed to fit your schedule with coursework offered 100% online.

The online degree consists of 120 credit hours and is offered in the summer and fall semesters. After transferring credits, this degree can be earned in just 20 months! Eligible applicants for transferring credits must hold an associate’s degree from a CoARC-accredited respiratory care/respiratory therapy program at a regionally accredited institution, which allows you to transfer up to 70 credits into the Cincinnati Online BS in Respiratory Therapy program.



UC Online’s robust curriculum focuses on advancing respiratory therapy practice and research. It is designed for working professionals who want to make a difference in the field and positively affect the future of respiratory care. Courses such as Healthcare Documentation and Communication give students an understanding of core skills, while more advanced classes such as Research Method and Analysis provide specialized skills and knowledge for students to utilize in their careers.

Coursework is centered around research methods and analysis to provide a strong foundation for professional advancement. Graduating with a Cincinnati Online Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Therapy elevates your clinical skills to the next level. It also helps you develop a deeper understanding of advanced health care operations, logistics, technology, leadership, ethics, and project management.


Respiratory Therapy Careers

The respiratory therapy industry is always growing and this degree is becoming as important as ever. Respiratory therapists are needed in intensive care units, emergency transport vehicles, labs, outreach agencies, and more. Learn more about the success and possibilities for respiratory therapists on our careers page.


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UC Online’s Bachelor’s in Respiratory Therapy program prepares students for professional licensure and can be finished completely online! All of our online programs are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Interested in learning more? Request more information today!


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Shared Air: A Collective Look at the Future of Respiratory Therapy

This course was launched as a targeted open online course (TOOC) so participants can test drive an online bachelor level course for free*. If you chose to enroll in the program, this course can be transferred to earn semester credit hours toward UC‘s Online Bachelor in Respiratory Therapy Degree.

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*The (TOOC) course is free to test with applicable transfer fees if used toward credit hours.

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UC Online is now offering a Master's of Science in Respiratory Therapy. The program is scheduled to start in Fall of 2019, it will be 100% online and consist of 30 credit hours. The Respiratory Therapy Master's Degree program was designed to allow students to focus on a specialty in healthcare management, education, or health informatics. Learn more about the new online Master's in Respiratory Therapy program and stay informed on upcoming registration dates and announcements!