Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Therapy Completion – Online

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Online Respiratory Therapy Completion Program

Marian University’s 100% online Bachelor’s in Respiratory Therapy completion program can help you complete your degree if you’ve already earned an Associate degree in Respiratory Therapy from an accredited program. Get ready to build on your current knowledge and skill set to help increase your salary and move into management roles. You’ll be prepared to meet the changing needs of a growing/aging population in need of respiratory therapy services, and advance your own career, enabling you to do more for the people who need you most.

Important Program Features:

  • 100% online
  • MPath 7-Week Accelerated
  • Teacher and peer/student interaction
  • Requirements:
    AS degree in respiratory therapy from an accredited institution and license
  • Graduate in as little as 18 months
  • Applicants receive 43 transfer credits for associate-level respiratory courses
  • Wisconsin Tech College graduates receive additional transfer credits
  • Wisconsin respiratory therapists are eligible for a 20% tuition discount

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Learn More, Do More

The advanced skills you will learn in Marian’s BS in Respiratory Therapy program will prepare you to do even more – for your career and for your patients. You’ll explore topics like research methods, healthcare administration and management that will build your skill set with valuable tools for communication, research and leadership in healthcare.

The 3-credit Allied Health Capstone offers students the opportunity to solve a professional problem using evidence-based solutions. This project is a synthesis of concepts.

Why Earn a Bachelor’s in Respiratory Therapy?

If you’ve already earned your Associate Degree in Respiratory Therapy, Marian University’s BS in Respiratory Therapy can help build your skills, grow your career, and prepare you to become an in-demand professional in a growing segment of the healthcare industry.

With a strong employment outlook and the advantages that come with advanced education, those who earn a Bachelor’s in Respiratory Therapy have advantages over professionals with an AAS (Associate of Applied Science) degree. The BLS projects 23% growth in the field through 2026, and median pay of more than $60,000/year. The benefits of earning your BS include increased salary, promotion, and a pathway to qualify for diverse roles in the healthcare field such as disease manager or case manager.

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MPath Online Program Schedule: 7-Week Accelerated

The online BS in Respiratory Therapy program is one of the Marian University MPath undergraduate programs offered in a 7-Week Accelerated format. With 100% online classes and 6 possible starts per year, the 7-Week Accelerated program provides a high-quality online degree with the flexibility that today’s adult learners are seeking. The flexible coursework design and ability to focus on fewer topics at once is custom made for working respiratory therapists who are ready to take their education and career to the next level.

BS in Respiratory Therapy Curriculum

BS in Respiratory Therapy completion students are ready to complete their degree in as few as 18 months. The 100% online courses combined with flexible schedules and a highly respected program allow you to pursue a top-of-the-line degree while you continue to work as a respiratory therapist. There is NO clinical component as students are required to have completed that at the associate level before beginning their BS.

General Education Courses

As a bachelor’s level student, you are required to take about 30 credits of general education courses as part of the 120 credits required for a bachelor’s degree.  General education courses are required regardless of your major.

All students take 10.5 to 17 credits in these areas:

  • Mathematical Reasoning
  • Argumentative and Research Writing
  • Introduction to Christian Theology
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Introduction to Ethical Reasoning

Core Courses

Respiratory therapy completion students will take courses covering topics such as:

  • Healthcare Administration
  • Management
  • Leadership in Ethical Organizations
  • Organizational Behavior and Communication
  • Online Speaking and Presentations

The American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) is encouraging advanced education for professionals.  The AARC education position statement calls for 80% of RTs to either hold, or be working toward, a bachelor’s degree by the year 2020. Keep your career moving forward by completing your bachelor’s degree. 

Marian University and Wisconsin Technical Colleges have an articulation agreement that allows graduates of an respiratory therapy associate degree program at a Wisconsin Technical College to transfer in up to 69 credits for their associate level core and clinical courses. A bachelor’s degree requires 120 credit hours, but the typical Wisconsin Technical College graduate needs about ONLY 51 CREDIT HOURS to complete this bachelor’s degree. Applicants from outside of Wisconsin will have their transcripts evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

Wisconsin respiratory therapists are eligible for a tuition discount!