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Respiratory Care AS-To-BSRT Program Description

The BSRT program is a 36-credit program that includes eight required courses (24 credits) and four elective courses (12 credits.) Students may elect either a Clinical Track ++ (which includes a six-credit clinical component) or a Leadership Track ** (completed through online coursework). 

Students wishing to complete their degree advancement through a fully online experience are encouraged to apply to the Leadership Track.  *some restrictions may apply

Students are required to meet the minimum credit requirements of the university including courses from the Liberal Education Program (LEP). Courses in this program are offered in a variety of formats to meet the needs of respiratory care professional; traditional classroom format, accelerated 8-week classes, online courses, and in a hybrid format (combination of traditional and online classes.).
 
Required Courses (3 credits each)

RSP 330 - Case Studies in Medical Ethics

RSP 340 - Principles of Care Coordination in Respiratory Disease Management  

RSP 440 - Evidenced-Based Practice & Research in Respiratory Care 

RSP 420 - Neonatal/Pediatric Care of the Pulmonary Patient 

EXS 410 - Pathophysiology  

RSP 445 - Respiratory Care Seminar 

RSP 425 - Respiratory Care Education

EXS 411 - General Medical Perspectives 

Elective Courses (3 credits each - choose four courses)

RSP 315 - Healthcare in the Age of Mass Media

RSP 325 - Dimensions of Healthcare Leadership
 **
RSP 415 - Health Care Essentials
 **
RSP 455 - Clinical Practicum I ++
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RSP 457 - Clinical Practicum II ++
PCH 201 - Wellness

PCH 351 - Health in Society (pre-requisite: PCH 202)

PCH 353 - Global Health

PCH 365 - Illness and Disease

PCH 450 - Death, Dying and Bereavement

PCH 352/ANT 312 - Health, Disease and Culture/Medical Anthropology

ANT/WMS 380 - Anthropology of Women and Health

SOC 344 - Medical Sociology

REC 307 - Disabilities in Society


     ** Leadership Track; ++Clinical Track




     Optional One-Credit Offerings (1 credit each)
     RSP 461 - Adult Critical Care Specialty Practice Exam Preparation

     RSP 463 - Neonatal/Pediatric Specialty Practice Exam Preparation

     RSP 465 - Sleep Disorders Specialty Practice Exam Preparation

     RSP 467 - CPFT Practice Exam Preparation 

Program Pre-Requisite Courses
ENG 112 – Composition II (3 credits)

MAT 107 or 108 – Elementary Statistics or Math for Natural Sciences (3 credits)

BIO 110 - Human Biology I (4 credits)

BIO 111 – Human Biology II (4 credits)

BIO 120 - Microbiology
CHE 101 or CHE 120 – Chemistry in Contemporary Issues or Principle and Applications of General Organic and Biochemistry (4 credits each)

Course descriptions may be found here.