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Respiratory Therapy Completion Program

The Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Therapy Completion Program (BSRT-Bridge) is a degree advancement program which provides the practicing AS or AAS prepared Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) an education that is relevant and professionally sound to meet the respiratory therapy needs of the healthcare community. The respiratory therapist works with all members of the health care team in identifying and solving problems of respiratory disease and disorders of the cardiopulmonary system. The curriculum includes biological and physical sciences basic to understanding the functioning of the human breathing system, such as anatomy, physiology, medical terminology, chemistry, mathematics, microbiology, and physics and is designed to advance the knowledge of credentialed respiratory therapists focusing on specialty areas in Respiratory Therapy, as well as research, education, and management.

Curriculum for Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Therapy

Completion/AS to BS Bridge Program

Core Curriculum (Credit: 42 hours)

Area A: Essential Skills (Credit: 9 hours)

ENGL 1101English Composition I

3 credits

ENGL 1102English Composition II

3 credits

Area A Math Elective

3 credits

Note: Recommended Elective: MATH 1111

Note: Courses required for Area A must be completed within the first 30 hours.

Area B: Institutional Options (Credit: 4 hours)

Perspectives Elective

4 credits

Area C: Humanities/Fine Arts (Credit: 6 hours)

Literature Elective

3 credits

Area C Elective

3 credits

Area D: Science, Math and Technology (Credit: 11 hours)

Students must take CHEM 1151K Survey of Chemistry I (4 credits) or CHEM 1211K Principles of Chemistry (4 credits), with a required lab science sequence.

BIOL 1001KIntroductory Biology I

4 credits

BIOL 1002KIntroductory Biology II

4 credits

OR

BIOL 2107KPrinciples of Biology I

4 credits

BIOL 2108KPrinciples of Biology II

4 credits

OR

CHEM 1151KSurvey of Chemistry I

4 credits

CHEM 1152KSurvey of Chemistry II

4 credits

OR

CHEM 1211KPrinciples of Chemistry I

4 credits

CHEM 1212KPrinciples of Chemistry II

4 credits

OR

PHYS 1111KIntroductory Physics I

4 credits

PHYS 1112KIntroductory Physics II

4 credits

OR

PHYS 2211KPrinciples of Physics I

4 credits

PHYS 2212KPrinciples of Physics II

4 credits

AND

Area D Elective

3 credits

Area E: Social Sciences (Credit: 12 hours)

HIST 2111United States History to 1865

3 credits

OR

HIST 2112United States History since 1865

3 credits

 

POLS 1101American Government

3 credits

AND

Area E Elective

3 credits

Area E Elective

3 credits

Note: Recommended Area E Electives: SOCI 1101 Introduction to Sociology 3 credits OR SOCI 1160 Introduction to Social Problems 3 credits OR ECON 2105 OR ECON 2106

See complete listing of core courses and requirements

 

Area F: Lower Division Major Requirements (Credit: 18 hours)

Required Courses (Credit: 15 hours)

BIOL 1114KAnatomy and Physiology I

4 credits

BIOL 1124KAnatomy and Physiology II

4 credits

BIOL 1134KMicrobiology for Health Sciences

4 credits

PSYC 1101Introduction to Psychology

3 credits

Guided Elective (Credit: 3 hours)

Suggested Area F Electives include:

PSYC 2103Introduction to Human Development

3 credits

PHYS 1111KIntroductory Physics I

4 credits

PHYS 1112KIntroductory Physics II

4 credits

PHYS 2211KPrinciples of Physics I

4 credits

PHYS 2212KPrinciples of Physics II

4 credits

CHEM 1211KPrinciples of Chemistry I

4 credits

CHEM 1212KPrinciples of Chemistry II

4 credits

CHEM 2211KOrganic Chemistry I

4 credits

CHEM 2212KOrganic Chemistry II

4 credits

MATH 1401Elementary Statistics

3 credits

PSYC 1101: Introduction to Psychology 3 Credits. (If PSYC 1101 is used in Area E choose chemistry, physics, statistics or psychology from the list above)

Elective (3 Hours) – Guided electives must be chemistry, physics, statistics, or psychology from the list above.

Credit by Validation (Credit: 21 hours)

Credit by validation (CV) is given for the following Respiratory Therapy courses based on the RRT credential.

RESP 3121Fundamentals of Respiratory Care II

3 credits

RESP 3123Cardiopulmonary Critical Care I

3 credits

RESP 3131Neonatal Pediatric Care

3 credits

RESP 3133Cardiopulmonary Critical Care II

3 credits

RESP 4120Respiratory Care Seminar

2 credits

RESP 4125Clinical Rotation VII

7 credits

Upper-Division Classes (Credit: 39 hours)

HLSA 3310American Health Care System

3 credits

HLSA 3320Health Care Management

3 credits

RESP 3010Advanced Mechanical Ventilation

3 credits

RESP 3020Intensive Respiratory Physiology

3 credits

RESP 3030Respiratory Research

3 credits

RESP 3040Advanced Pediatrics/Neonatology

3 credits

RESP 3050Advanced Adult Critical Care

3 credits

RESP 4010Case Management and Protocol Evaluation

3 credits

RESP 4020Quality Control & Collaborative Care

3 credits

RESP 4030Polysomnography

3 credits

RESP 4040Respiratory Community Health

3 credits

RESP 4050Mentoring and Preceptorship

3 credits

RESP 4060Pulmonary Function Technology

3 credits

Total Hours: 120