Respiratory Therapy Major (RRT to BSRT)

Respiratory Therapy Major (RRT to BSRT)


The Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Therapy: RRT to BSRT is a post-licensure major designed to equip registered respiratory therapists (RRT) who have completed an associate degree with a deeper scientific background steeped in a biblical worldview to impact the lives of others through the practice of respiratory therapy.

Program Learning Outcomes

The student will be able to:

  • Differentiate practice idiosyncrasies and determine respiratory therapies leveraging evidence-based approaches associated with advance practice.
  • Develop a project or research proposal related to clinical practice, administration or education associated with respiratory therapy.
  • Critically appraise and interpret relevant medical and other authoritative literature related to advance clinical practice, administration, education and/or research associated with respiratory therapy.
  • Integrate a biblical worldview within the healthcare environment.

RRT to BSRT Online Post-Licensure

The degree advancement RRT to BSRT Post-Licensure program is designed for Registered Respiratory Therapists who have completed an associate degree in respiratory therapy and wish to complete a Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Therapy degree. The RRT to BSRT Post-Licensure pathway is nationally accredited as a degree advancement (DA) program by the Commission on Accreditation of Respiratory Care (CoARC).

Admission (RRT to BSRT)

The RRT to BSRT pathway follows the general admission process of Liberty University Online Admissions.

Application Requirements (RRT to BSRT)

All applicants must complete the University application and provide:

  • Proof of having graduated from a CoARC-accredited associate degree program in respiratory therapy;
  • Official transcripts demonstrating an overall GPA of 2.0 or higher and no grade lower than a C for any respiratory-related class from their associate’s degree;
  •  Documentation of having earned the Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) credential from the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC); and
  • A current license or credential to practice respiratory care with in their state of residency, US military, or Veterans Administration.

Acceptance (RRT to BSRT)   

Acceptance is based on the student’s acceptance to the University, GPA, and satisfaction of the application requirements. Students with a cumulative GPA lower than 2.0 or those who are not able to successfully satisfy the University or RRT-BSRT application requirements will not be accepted. Students not admitted will be notified.

Accreditation standards limit to the number of students that can be fully accepted for each academic year. The number of students accepted each year is determined by the number of seats available. As such, not all students meeting the above minimum requirements may be accepted.

Delivery Format: Online Only

  • Adult Critical Care
  • Case Manager
  • Clinical Specialist
  • Director
  • Disease Manager
  • Generalist
  • Homecare
  • Manager
  • Neonatal/Pediatrics
  • Pulmonary Function Testing
  • Pulmonary/Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • Research
  • Sleep Medicine
  • Supervisor
  • Transport
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