Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Therapy
Goal and Focus
The Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Therapy (BSRT) program prepares graduates of associate-level programs in respiratory therapy who have achieved the RRT credential with the expanded knowledge, critical thinking, and communication skills necessary to become leaders in respiratory education, management, research and advanced clinical practice.
The BSRT degree enhances your professional career in Respiratory Therapy with additional education in administration, evidence-based research, and advanced critical care.
The focus of the program is to:
- Increase the depth and breadth of knowledge of the associate degree respiratory therapy education.
- Improve written and oral communication skills.
- Develop ability to access and evaluate clinical evidence-centered care.
WHY CHOOSE OUR PROGRAM?
- The program offers flexible and accelerated course options in a 100% online format for working professionals.
- You can apply for spring, summer, or fall start times.
- We offer affordable tuition for distance education students.
- The program offers a direct pathway to graduate level education.
- Our faculty continuously achieves state and national recognition as experts in their field in teaching, professional service, and research.
- Our faculty provide you with the personal attention, advising, and mentoring to help you achieve your professional goals.
- We have over 15 years of experience with online education and includes over 700 BSRT Alumni working as managers, directors, faculty, and bedside clinicians.
To be considered for admission to the Respiratory Therapy Program, you must meet the following minimum admission eligibility requirements:
- Hold a current respiratory care license in good standing from North Carolina or in the state of current employment (if required by the issuing state).
- Hold an active Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) credential issued by the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC).
- Graduated from a CoARC accredited associate degree respiratory therapy program taken at a college or university accredited by an accepted accrediting body. The following are accepted accrediting bodies:
- Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) Western Association of Schools and Colleges
- Higher Learning Commission (HLC)
- Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)
- New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE)
- Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU)
- Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)
- WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC)
- Have a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or better from all college level work completed.
- Earn at least a C in all required coursework in the associate degree respiratory therapy program.
- Students applying in the last year of their associate degree program must have a respiratory care license (if required by the issuing state) and the NBRC RRT credential at the start of classes.
Admission to UNC Charlotte is independent of admission to the Respiratory Therapy Program. Acceptance by undergraduate admissions and the Department of Applied Physiology, Health & Clinical Sciences is required for this program.
Steps to Apply for Admission to UNC Charlotte as a Transfer Student
- Complete the application as transfer student. Select Respiratory Therapy as the major.
- Provide the following credentials:
- NBRC Registered Respiratory Therapist credential with expiration date (or date for exam)
- State RCB license with expiration date
- Basic life support or CPR certification
- Provide all post-secondary (College) transcripts, a transcript from each school.
- High School transcripts are not required with an associate degree.
MASTER OF SCIENCE IN RESPIRATORY CARE EARLY ENTRY OPTION
Exceptional BSRT students at UNC Charlotte may apply for the MSRC Early Entry Program and begin work toward the graduate degree before completion of the baccalaureate degree. Please contact the program for more information.
RESPIRATORY THERAPY PROGRAM CONTACT INFORMATION
The BSRT program is offered through the Department of Applied Physiology, Health and Clinical Sciences in partnership with our Distance Education division in the School of Professional Studies.
Kim Clark, EdD, RRT, FAARC, FNAP BSRT
MSRC Program Director
Department of Applied Physiology, Health, and Clinical Sciences
firstname.lastname@example.org | 704-687-0706
Stephannie Miles | Senior Program Manager
CoARC Program Outcomes
“CoARC accredits respiratory therapy education programs in the United States. To achieve this end, it utilizes an ‘outcomes based’ process. Programmatic outcomes are performance indicators that reflect the extent to which the educational goals of the program are achieved and by which program effectiveness is documented.”
.UNC Charlotte BSRT program (CoARC #500001) has been approved for provisional accreditation services from the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC).