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B.S. in Respiratory Therapy (Degree Advancement)

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The Degree Advancement Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Therapy (BSRT) is designed for individuals who have completed an associate’s degree in respiratory care and who hold the RRT credential. Students will complete 30 semester hours of professional advanced study and additional coursework as needed to earn the Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Therapy. The program goal of the Degree Advancement BSRT is:

To provide graduates of entry into respiratory care professional practice degree programs with additional knowledge, skills, and attributes in leadership, management, education, research, and/or advanced clinical practice that will enable them to meet their current professional goals and prepare them for practice as advanced degree respiratory therapists.

The BS in Respiratory Therapy program Entry into Practice Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Therapy (CoARC program number 200645), and Degree Advancement Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Therapy (CoARC program number 510025), at the Sewell campus, holds Provisional Accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (

This status signifies that a program with an Approval of Intent has demonstrated sufficient compliance with the Standards (through submission of an acceptable Provisional Accreditation Self Study Report (PSSR) and any other documentation required by the CoARC, as well as satisfactory completion of an initial on-site visit), to be allowed to admit students. It is recognized as an accredited program by the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC), which provides enrolled students who complete the program with eligibility for the Respiratory Care Credentialing Examination(s). The program will remain on Provisional Accreditation until it achieves Continuing Accreditation.

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Rowan University requires the completion of 120 semester hours (30 S.H. must be at Rowan University) of approved general education and major coursework in order to graduate with a bachelor’s degree. The B.S. in Respiratory Therapy (Degree Advancement) degree completion program is a part-time program (with possible full-time enrollment) that provides students with 33 of the required semester hours.

  • 10 Courses / 30 Semester Hours
  • Foundation Courses: All applicants must meet Rowan University transfer eligibility requirements and/or equivalents. Please contact the department directly,, for all course related questions.
  • Graduation / Exit / Thesis Requirements: Yes
Course Number Title S.H. (Credits)
Required Courses: 30 S.H.
WA 01302 Introduction to Technical Writing 3
RESP 0400 Introduction to Clinical Research 3
RESP 09401 Evidence-Based Practice 3
RESP 09460 Advanced Concepts in Respiratory and Critical Care 3
RESP 09461 Introduction to Disease Management 3
RESP 09462 Ethics and End of Life Issues 3
RESP 09463 Polysomnography and Topics in Sleep Medicine 3
RESP 09464 Leadership in Respiratory Care 3
RESP 09465 Capstone 3
HCM 51301 Healthcare Delivery and Quality 3

Note: The courses listed above are not official and are subject to change. For an official list of available courses please visit the Rowan Global section tally.

Admission Requirements
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The following is a list of items required to begin the application process for the program. There may be additional actions or materials required for admission to the program. Upon receipt of the materials below a representative from the Rowan Global Admissions Processing Office will contact you with confirmation or indicating any missing items.

  • Completed Application Form
  • $65 (U.S.) non-refundable application fee
  • Associate’s degree or an equivalent number of transferable college credits
  • Official transcripts from all colleges attended (regardless of number of credits earned)
  • Minimum undergraduate cumulative GPA of 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale)
  • Active and current Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) credential verified on the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) database
  • Statistics I or Elementary Statistics
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