Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Therapy

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Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Therapy

Program Overview

Get started in the growing and rewarding field of respiratory therapy. This program is designed to give you the knowledge and skills necessary to work as a member of a health care team in a range of settings, including hospital respiratory care departments, anesthesiology or pulmonary rehab, pulmonary diagnostics or nursing homes.

Learning Outcomes

This 120 credit Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Therapy program will help you build the skills you need to enter the field of respiratory therapy right after graduation. You will grow your professional skills in areas of management, cultural diversity, and supervisory skills across various healthcare settings.

Course Overview

Communications (9 Credits)

Credit HoursCourse CodeCourse Name
3ENC 1101English Composition I*
3ENC 1102English Composition II*
3SPC 1017Fundamentals of Oral Communication

Humanities (6 Credits)

Credit HoursCourse CodeCourse Name
3PHI 1600Ethics

Behavioral/Social Science (6 Credits)

Credit HoursCourse CodeCourse Name
3PSY 1012General Psychology
3DEP 2004Human Growth and Development

Natural Science (18 Credits)

Credit HoursCourse CodeCourse Name
4BSC 1085CAnatomy and Physiology I
4BSC 1086CAnatomy and Physiology II
3CHM 1033Introduction to Chemistry
1CHM 1033 LIntroduction to Chemistry Lab
3MCB 2000CMicrobiology
3HSC 1531CMedical Terminology

Mathematics (7 Credits)

Credit HoursCourse CodeCourse Name
3MAC 1105College Algebra I*
4STA 2014Introduction to Statistics*

Computers (4 Credits)

Credit HoursCourse CodeCourse Name
4CGS 1030Introduction to Information Technology
SLS 1501College Study Skills

Lower Level Courses (38 Credits)

Credit HoursCourse Name
38Current RRT Certification

Upper Level Courses (36 Credits)

Credit HoursCourse CodeCourse Name
3HSA 3412Cultural Diversity in Health Care
3PLA 4522Health Care Law
3HSA 4502Risk Management
3RET 4050Research Methods
4RET 4715Advanced Neonatal and Pediatric Respiratory Care
3RET 3419Diagnostics & Nontraditional Health Care Delivery
3RET 4536Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation
3RET 3023Introduction to Cardiopulmonary Science
3HSC 3612Clinical Exercise Physiology for Health Science
3RET 4034Problems in Patient Management
3RET 4445Cardiopulmonary Diagnostics
2RET 4616Advanced Seminar in Respiratory Therapy
  • *This course has prerequisites; check course descriptions.
  • All Credit Courses from within this division or any other division can be used as Suggested Electives.
  • A total of up to 60 credits may be transferred from the General Education and/or Elective courses taken during a degree program. FNU reserves the right to transfer the appropriate courses.