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Registered Respiratory Therapist to Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Care Online Completion Program (R.R.T.-to-B.S.R.C.)

Therapists with an associate degree in respiratory care can complete this online program to earn their bachelor of science in respiratory care (B.S.R.C.) degree. The program provides professional development in critical care, research, education, leadership and management. The online-only format allows practicing respiratory therapists from across the state and country to complete their degree while working.

100% online

designed for

Registered Respiratory Therapists to advance their education

Career Prospects

Therapists with a B.S.R.C. degree have a tremendous advantage in the workforce. Fewer than 10 percent of respiratory therapists in the United States have a bachelor’s degree in respiratory care — a B.S.R.C. makes graduates competitive at job offers and opportunities for advancement. Texas State respiratory care graduates often move up quickly due to their specialized training.

Program Structure and Topics

This 32-hour program is 100% online, including prerequisites. Courses are 8 weeks long, and students can enroll at the beginning of every semester starting in fall 2018. After completing the university’s core curriculum, a full-time student can finish the R.R.T.-to-B.S.R.C. online completion program in 1 year.

Course work covers:

  • Pulmonary diagnostics and rehabilitation
  • Leadership, management and education
  • Interdisciplinary healthcare
  • Disease management
  • Sleep medicine and polysomnography
  • Neonatal and adult critical care


Texas State University is regionally accredited through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.  Although not required for degree completion for the BSRC for Degree Advancement, Texas State University is currently in the process of seeking CoARC accreditation for a respiratory care program.  However, Texas State University can provide no assurance that accreditation will be granted by the CoARC.