The Online Bachelor of Science Degree Completion Program enables respiratory therapists to earn a bachelor’s degree with minimal disruption to their lives and livelihoods. A bachelor’s degree can increase base pay and enhance competitiveness for positions such as disease or case manager, clinical educator, supervisor, clinical specialist departmental director, clinical sales specialist, and pharmaceutical representative.
Approximately a third of respiratory therapists have a bachelor’s or graduate degree. Average salaries for experienced respiratory therapists range from $57,000 to $70,000, depending on job responsibilities, education and location.
About the Program
The program enables working individuals to earn a degree through part time online classes. The program has a low student-to-teacher ratio and strongly emphasizes professional and academic growth, through development of critical thinking and effective communication skills.
The program requires 120 semester hours for completion: 60 hours of academic core, (see core curriculum) 30 semester hours of professional courses (see program curriculum) and 30 semester hours of conferred with proof of the RRT credential. Students may enroll part-time or full-time and start any semester.
Please see the Office of Academic Admissions website for specific admissions information: http://www.augusta.edu/admissions/hs-programs/respiratory-therapy-comp.php
In addition to demonstrating personal characteristics appropriate for a health professions career, students must satisfy general and specific technical standards. Visit http://www.augusta.edu/admissions/hs-programs/respiratory-therapy-comp.php to review these requirements.
The university participates in all federal student aid programs.
Estimated Tuition and Fees
For estimated tuition and fees, please see the Financial Information section of this catalog.
Respiratory Therapy Program Curriculum