Degree AdvancementBachelor of Science in Respiratory Therapy

Male and female students practice respiratory care skills on a high-fidelity medical maniken

Why Choose Our Program?

Take the next step in your respiratory therapy career with Jacksonville University's degree advancement Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Therapy (BSRT). Designed to enhance the skills, knowledge, and attributes of Registered Respiratory Therapy (RRT) graduates in leadership management, education, research, and advanced clinical practice. Our program is 100% online and can be completed in as little as 3 semesters.

We aim to help graduates meet their current professional goals and prepare them for future professional practice expectations for advanced degree respiratory therapists.

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important dates

Priority Deadline June 10, 2024

Virtual Information Session

Attendees will have the opportunity to meet the program director and advisor to ask questions about our curriculum and admissions process.

Monday, June 10, 2024

3:00 p.m.

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Increase Your PotentialBSRT Your Way

Pursue a field you're passionate about. By earning your bachelor's degree in respiratory therapy, you open up new pathways for your career. In as little as 3 semesters, you can expand your pathways to include:

  • Departmental management
  • Teaching and education
  • Clinical leadership

This degree advancement BSRT program emphasizes advancement of the student's professional career in respiratory therapy with additional education in administration, research, evaluation, and advanced critical care. Earn 30 credit hours toward your bachelor's degree for having your Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) license.

100% OnlineThis program is to be completed fully online.
$70,540Average salary for respiratory therapists in 2022, U.S. Bureau of Labor & Statistics
30 credit hoursEarn credit hours toward your bachelor's degree for having your Registered Respiratory Therapy (RRT) license.
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Build Your Skillset

Students seeking this program should already be board-certified practicing respiratory therapists. Our curriculum offers specific coursework in professional communication, advanced care concepts, leadership practices, healthcare management, education techniques, and evidence-based practice. 

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Eligibility & RequirementsAdmissions Requirements

  • Completed JU Application
  • Graduation from a Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC) accredited associate degree respiratory therapy program within a regionally accredited institution
    • Cumulative GPA of 2.5 or greater
  • All unofficial transcripts from regionally accredited colleges & universities
  • Current National Board of Respiratory Care (NBRC) Registered Respiratory Therapy (RRT) credential
  • Active, unencumbered respiratory therapist state licensure


The following are required of students with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or below:

  • Statement of Intent
  • Letter of recommendation


Past clinical experience is encouraged, but not required for admittance into the program. Those currently working in non-clinical based positions are eligible to apply. Proof of continuing education units (CEUs) may be requested on a case-by-case basis.

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Contact Information School of Applied Health Sciences

Health Sciences Complex
Jacksonville University
2800 University Blvd N
Jacksonville, FL 32211

Phone: (904) 256-7000

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