Respiratory Therapy (RRT to BSRT) - Online

Respiratory Therapy (RRT to BSRT) - Online

Important: This degree plan is effective for those starting this degree program in fall 2022 through summer 2023. This degree plan will remain in effect for students who do not break enrollment or who do not change degree programs, concentrations, or cognates.

General Education/Foundational Skills Requirements

Communication & Information Literacy 1
ENGL 101Composition and Rhetoric3
Communications Elective 23
Information Literacy Elective3
Information Literacy Elective3
Technological Solutions & Quantitative Reasoning 1
UNIV 104Instructional Technology for Successful Online Learning0-3
Math ElectiveMATH 114 or higher 33
Critical Thinking 1
RLGN 104Christian Life and Biblical Worldview 44
Critical Thinking Elective3
Civic & Global Engagement 1
Cultural Studies Elective3
Social & Scientific Inquiry 1
Natural Science Elective3
Social Science Elective3
Christianity & Contexts 1
BIBL 104Survey of Old and New Testament4
THEO 104Introduction to Theology Survey 44
Total Hours39-42

Refer to the list of approved general education electives before enrolling in foundational skill requirements


COMS 101 Speech Communication (3 c.h.) is strongly recommended


MATH 121 College Algebra (3 c.h.) is strongly recommended


Students transferring in 45 or more UG credit hours will have the requirement of RLGN 104 Christian Life and Biblical Worldview (4 c.h.) waived; Students transferring in 60 or more UG credit hours will also have the requirement of THEO 104 Introduction to Theology Survey (4 c.h.) waived

Major Requirements

Major Foundational Courses
HLTH 221Applied Human Anatomy and Physiology I 13
HLTH 222Applied Human Anatomy and Physiology II 13
CHEM 108Chemistry for Health Science Professionals 14
MATH 201Introduction to Probability and Statistics 13
NURS 105Medical Terminology 11
PHIL 380Biomedical Ethics 13
PSYC 101General Psychology 13
Total Hours20

Course may fulfill select general education requirements

Major Core
RESP 320Neonatal Respiratory Care2
RESP 321Pediatric Respiratory Care2
RESP 406Advanced Ventilatory Support3
RESP 420Cardiopulmonary Physiology and Monitoring3
RESP 422Current Issues in Respiratory Care3
RESP 430Fundamentals of Respiratory Care Research3
RESP 432Respiratory Care Management and Leadership3
Elective 13
Elective 13
Elective 13
Elective 13
The following courses are a part of the degree, but will be automatically satisfied for RRTs: 235
Respiratory Health and Disease
Respiratory Care Equipment and Techniques
Pulmonary Function and Testing
Artificial Ventilation
Respiratory Care for Special Populations
Respiratory Pharmacology
Critical Respiratory Care
Guided Study in Respiratory Care
Pulmonary Disease Management
Teaching and Learning Respiratory Therapy
Total Hours66

Choose from the following courses: BUSI 302 Legal and Ethical Issues in Healthcare (3 c.h.), BUSI 304 Introduction to Health Policy (3 c.h.), BUSI 310 Principles of Management (3 c.h.), HLTH 330 Human Nutrition (3 c.h.), HLTH 380 Health Promotion for Aging Populations (3 c.h.), HLTH 419 Wellness and Behavior Change Theories for Business (3 c.h.), HLTH 491 Grantsmanship (3 c.h.), or PSYC 210 Developmental Psychology (3 c.h.)


The following courses will be satisfied with the transfer of an Associates Degree in Respiratory Therapy, RRT credential and license to practice: RESP 300 Respiratory Health and Disease (3 c.h.), RESP 302 Respiratory Care Equipment and Techniques (4 c.h.), RESP 306 Pulmonary Function and Testing (4 c.h.), RESP 308 Artificial Ventilation (3 c.h.), RESP 322 Respiratory Care for Special Populations (3 c.h.), RESP 324 Respiratory Pharmacology (3 c.h.), RESP 400 Critical Respiratory Care (3 c.h.), RESP 404 Guided Study in Respiratory Care (3 c.h.), RESP 408 Pulmonary Disease Management (3 c.h.), RESP 410 Seminar (3 c.h.), and RESP 424 Teaching and Learning Respiratory Therapy (3 c.h.)

Free Electives
Choose 0-8 credit hours of Free Electives0-8
Total Hours0-8

*Total Hours required includes credit for any Major courses which may be automatically satisfied, as well as credit for transfer coursework. Students should contact Academic Advising for details.

All applicable prerequisites must be met

Graduation Requirements

  • 120 Total hours
  • 2.0 Overall grade point average
  • 30 Hours must be upper-level courses (300-400 level)
  • Grade of 'C' Minimum required for all major foundational courses and all upper-level courses in the major
  • 25% Of major taken through Liberty University
  • 30 Hours must be completed through Liberty University
  • Grad App Submission of Degree Completion Application must be completed within the last semester of a student's anticipated graduation date
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