RESPIRATORY THERAPY (51.0812)
Graduation Requirements (A Minimum of 120 Credits)
The purpose of this program is to enhance the education of RRT graduates with a current NBRC credential to provide them with professional growth and skills in areas of management, cultural diversity, and supervisory skills across various healthcare settings. FNU awards a Bachelor of Science degree upon completion. The program is designed to be taken on line in its entirety, and or to be taken partly on line and partly on campus.Request more info about RESPIRATORY THERAPY
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GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS (46 CREDITS)
- ENC 1101English Composition I**3
- ENC 1102English Composition II**3
- SPC 1017Fundamentals of Oral Communication3
- PHI 1600Ethics3
- TotalAny Humanities course from those offered3
- DEP 2004Human Growth and Development3
- PSY 1012General Psychology3
- BSC 1085CAnatomy & Physiology I4
- BSC 1086CAnatomy & Physiology II4
- CHM 1033Introduction to Chemistry3
- CHM 1033LIntroduction to Chemistry Lab1
- MCB 2000CMicrobiology3
- HSC 1531CMedical Terminology3
- MAC 1105College Algebra I**3
- STA 2014Introduction to Statistics**4
- SLS 1501College Study Skills
LOWER LEVEL COURSES (38 CREDITS)
- TotalCurrent RRT Credential38
UPPER LEVEL COURSES (36 CREDITS)
- HSA 3412Cultural Diversity in Health Care3
- PLA 4522Health Care Law3
- HSA 4502Risk Management3
- RET 4050Research Methods3
- RET 4715Advanced Neonatal and Pediatric Respiratory Care4
- RET 3419Diagnostics & Nontraditional Health Care Delivery3
- RET 4536Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation3
- RET 3023Introduction to Cardiopulmonary Science3
- HSC 3612Clinical Exercise Physiology for Health Science3
- RET 4034Problems in Patient Management3
- RET 4445Cardiopulmonary Diagnostics3
- RET 4616Advanced Seminar in Respiratory Therapy2
To provide graduates of entry into respiratory care professional practice degree programs with additional knowledge, skills, and attributes in leadership, management, education, research, and/or advanced clinical practice that will enable them to meet their current professional goals and prepare them for practice as advanced degree respiratory therapists.
Additional Program Goals
- Graduates will possess the core knowledge and skills necessary for employment and/or upper-level studies. (Linked to Institutional Goal I and III.)
- Graduates will have acquired the required skills needed for the successful completion of their program of studies.
III. Graduates will demonstrate personal and professional development skills as well as the ethical awareness necessary for success in their careers. (Linked to
Institutional Goal I and IV.)
- Upon completion of the program, graduates will be able to apply knowledge and skills to create. Participate in, and manage a pulmonary rehabilitation program, have management skills required to run a facility’s respiratory therapy department, have basic knowledge of the legal aspects of the profession, and be prepared to conduct in-field research as well added soft skills.
- Demonstrate understanding of the ethics and legal responsibilities as an allied health worker and maintain a professional attitude according to these principles.
III. Demonstrate mastery in all areas of Respiratory Care management, pulmonary rehabilitation COPD education, home care, and legal issues affecting the profession.
Accreditation information: www.coarc.com
Program #: 510003
Programmatic outcomes: https://coarc.com/students/programmatic-outcomes-data/
CoARC accredits respiratory therapy education programs in the United States. To achieve this end, it utilizes an ‘outcomes based’ process. Programmatic outcomes are performance indicators that reflect the extent to which the educational goals of the program are achieved and by which program effectiveness is documented.