Respiratory Therapy, BSRT - Leadership (Online)

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The graduation requirements are listed below. In addition, students select free electives to reach 120 credits overall required for the degree, and this program requires a 2.5 cumulative GPA for graduation.  The department website provides an overview of the program, admission requirements for the major (when applicable), faculty biographies, learning outcomes, and careers:


All bachelor’s degree programs include liberal education (LEP) and writing (W) course requirements. To review more detailed information, please visit General Education (LEP) Degree Requirements.   


Up to three courses in the major/cognate may also satisfy LEP requirements and will be indicated below; no more than two courses in the same subject may be used towards LEP Explorations.

'C' or better required.

HLS 315 or RSP 415 – Healthcare Systems, Policy, and Billing
RSP 325 – Dimensions of Healthcare Leadership
RSP 330 – Case Studies in Medical Ethics
RSP 340 – Principles of Care Coordination in Respiratory Disease Management
RSP 420 – Neonatal-Pediatric Care
RSP 425 – Respiratory Care Education
RSP 440 – Evidenced Based Practice & Research in Respiratory Care
RSP 445 – Respiratory Care Seminar 
HMS 410 – Pathophysiology

Select 9 credits from:

RSP 300 – Art of Breath
RSP 315 – Healthcare in the Age of Mass Media
RSP 455 – Clinical Practicum I
RSP 457 – Clinical Practicum II
ANT 380 or WMS 380 – Anthropology of Women and Health
HLS 210 or Higher-Healthcare Studies
PCH 201 – Wellness
PCH 292 – Health and the Aging
PCH 348 – Death, Dying, and Bereavement
PCH 351 – Health in Society
PCH 352 – Health, Disease and Culture or  ANT 312 – Medical Anthropology
PCH 353 – Global Health
PCH 358 – Health Policy
REC 307 – Disabilities in Society
SOC 344 – Medical Sociology

Students may not take both ANT 380 and WGS 380; or ANT 312 and PCH 352; and no more than 6 credits in the HLS subject to fulfill these electives.


BIO 200 – Human Anatomy and Physiology (T2LE)
MAT 107 or MAT 108 – Quantitative Reasoning Cognate (T1QR)


Students with an overall 3.0 GPA may be approved to complete an accelerated pathway. Graduate courses may be completed during their senior year when a student has earned at least 90 credits. Courses successfully completed with a grade of 'C' or higher will earn dual credit to be applied to both the undergraduate and graduate transcript. Approval to start graduate coursework does not guarantee admission to the graduate program.

Accelerated Pathway to Graduate Program
In consultation with their advisor, students may select up to 12 credits of graduate level coursework (500-level or higher) appropriate to their intended graduate program of study.