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R.R.T. to B.S.R.C. Online Completion Program

Curriculum

This 100%-online program is designed for Registered Respiratory Therapists who want to advance their knowledge and skills in critical care, research, education, leadership and management. Students with an associate-level degree in respiratory care can earn a bachelor’s degree in as little as one year.

Application Deadlines

This program has rolling admission, please refer to Undergraduate Admissions for current dates.

Requirements

To be considered for admission to this program, applicants must meet or exceed the following requirements:

  • Successful completion of the Texas State general education core curriculum

  • Successful completion of the B.S.R.C. respiratory care prerequisite courses

  • Graduate of a CoARC accredited entry-level respiratory care program from a regionally accredited institution

  • Registered Respiratory Therapist (R.R.T.) national credential through the National Board for Respiratory Care

  • Submit application for Admission to the University and a separate application to the B.S.R.C. Respiratory Care Program

  • Three professional recommendation forms

  • Letter of intent for completing B.S.R.C. degree at Texas State

How to Apply to the University

  1. Apply to Texas State University through ApplyTexas

  2. Send official transcripts from each institution attended to Undergraduate Admissions

  3. Wait for response from Undergraduate Admissions in regards to acceptance status

  4. Sign up for New Student Orientation—if you have completed more than 30 college credit hours, you may complete Online Orientation

  5. Schedule an academic advising appointment with Alyssa Ellis, Academic Advisor I, 512.245.3506, ae21@txstate.edu

  6. Register for respiratory care course work after being admitted to the Respiratory Care Program

How to Apply to the RRT-to BSRC Program

  1. Complete the B.S.R.C. application and respond to all questions.
  2. Pre-requisite completion or clarification/documentation of intent for prerequisite completion.
  3. Three reference forms must be included in the application packet.  Individuals who complete the reference form should return them to you in a sealed envelope with their signature across the envelope seal. References can be previous professors, employers, or any non-relative acquaintance that can recommend you as a potential healthcare professional.
  4. Enclose a written statement including answer to:
    • Why did you chose the B.S.R.C. program at Texas State University to achieve this career goal?
  5. Submit your completed packet by mail to:
    Department of Respiratory Care
    Texas State University Round Rock Campus
  6. Willow Hall, Room 214

    200 Bobcat Way

    Round Rock, TX 78665-8017

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Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Care (B.S.R.C)

Curriculum

This degree prepares students for careers as respiratory therapists in a variety of healthcare settings. During the sequential curriculum, students build a foundation of cardiopulmonary knowledge. They provide direct patient care during clinical rotations and specialization internships. The first two years of the degree are completed in San Marcos, and the specialized final two years take place on the Round Rock Campus.

Application Deadline

May 1

Requirements

To be considered for admission to this program, applicants must meet or exceed the following requirements:

  • Be a high school graduate or equivalent
  • Be admitted to Texas State University
  • Complete all respiratory care prerequisite courses with an overall GPA of 2.5 or higher (Download prerequisites here)
  • Recommended: Completion of RC 2213, Introduction to Respiratory Care, with a minimum earned grade of C
  • Complete the B.S.R.C. Admission Packet and submit by May 1

Please note: Background checks, drug screening, and proof of immunization are required following initial acceptance into the program.

How to Apply

  1. Complete the B.S.R.C. application and respond to all questions.
  2. An overall GPA of 2.50 is required and completion of all respiratory care prerequisite courses to be considered for admission. If you are planning to complete prerequisite requirements by August, you may apply to the program by May 1 with clarification/documentation of intent for prerequisite completion.
  3. A transcript from all institutions attended must be returned with the applicant packet and all applicants are expected to apply and be accepted to Texas State prior to admission to the B.S.R.C. program.
  4. Three reference forms must be included in the application packet.  Individuals who complete the reference form should return them to you in a sealed envelope with their signature across the envelope seal. References can be previous professors, employers, or any non-relative acquaintance that can recommend you as a potential healthcare professional.
  5. All applications must be submitted by May 1.
    The respiratory care Admission Committee will begin the review process immediately. The 40 most highly-qualified students will be offered program acceptance with a wait-list of potential candidates should acceptance offers be declined. Incomplete applications and packets will be considered “inactive". All applicants will be notified of their status by June 1.
  6. Enclose a written statement including answers to both:
    • Why you wish to pursue respiratory care as a career?
    • Why did you chose the B.S.R.C. program at Texas State University to achieve this career goal?
  7. Read the ADA Standards Statement, sign and return with your packet.
  8. Submit your completed packet by mail to:
    Department of Respiratory Care
    Texas State University Round Rock
    Willow Hall, Room 214
    Round Rock, TX 78665-8017
    Applications may also be submitted directly in the Department of Respiratory Care in the Round Rock Campus, Willow Hall, Room 214.
  9. Applicants accepted to the B.S.R.C. program will be required to complete a criminal background check with drug screening, provide proof of immunization & general health, and are strongly encouraged to have personal health insurance coverage.

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Master of Science in Respiratory Care (M.S.R.C.)

Application Deadlines

This program has a flexible deadline.

Requirements

Please refer to The Graduate College admissions requirements

Curriculum

Mid- to high-level respiratory therapists, managers and educators can gain advanced-practice skills with this degree. Students get extensive training in patient education and disease management, along with a concentration in either leadership or polysomnography (sleep diagnostics). The degree is offered in hybrid format, with some courses taken online and some taken in person at laboratories on the Round Rock Campus.

How to Apply

Please refer to The Graduate College application instructions

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