BS in Registered Respiratory Therapy

To complete the RRT to BSRT degree, a student must take 120 semester hours and maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0 at the University of Toledo. A minimum of 60 hours must be taken at the 2000 to 4000 levels, with a minimum of 32 hours at the 3000 and 4000 levels.

Core Curriculum Courses
Select 42 hours of University Core Curriculum courses42
Lower Division Professional Courses
Select 30 hours of Lower Division Professional courses30
Upper Division Professional Courses
Required Professional Courses
RCBS 4160Clinical Assessment3
RCBS 4700Research Analysis In Respiratory Care3
Area of Specialization
Select a minimum of 6 hours of the following:6
Cardiopulmonary Diagnostics II
Neonatal/Pediatric Respiratory Care
Respiratory Care in Alternate Sites
Issues In Professional Practice
Professional Support Courses
ACTG 2310Financial Management for Health Care3
HCAR 4360Quality Improvement In Health Care3
HIM 4230Compliance and Ethical Issues3
LGL 4230Health Care And The Law3
PHIL 3370Medical Ethics3
Professional Support Electives
Select 6 hours of the following:6
Environmental Health
Prevention And Control Of Disease
Death And Dying
Health Problems Of Aging
Nutritional Science
General Electives
Select 15 hours of General Electives15
Total Hours120
Plan of Study Grid
First Year
First TermHours
HCAR 4360 Quality Improvement In Health Care 3
HIM 4230 Compliance and Ethical Issues 3
PHIL 3370 Medical Ethics 3
RCBS 4160 Clinical Assessment 3
RCBS 4700 Research Analysis In Respiratory Care 3
Second Term
ACTG 2310 Financial Management for Health Care 3
LGL 4230 Health Care And The Law 3
Professional Support Elective 3
Respiratory Care Specialization Elective 3
Respiratory Care Specialization Elective 3
Third Term
Professional Support Elective 3
Elective (upper level) 3
 Total Hours36
  • The program is designed as a nontraditional track for individuals who have completed an associate’s degree in respiratory care and have already earned the Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) credential granted by the National Board for Respiratory Care. The program includes upper division professional courses, which are contained in the traditional B.S. program, but allows for student selection of an area of specialization for enhanced professional growth. In addition, the professional support courses encompass many issues in health care and health education that are relevant to the practicing professional.
  • Recognize and identify in the professional literature best-practices of evidence-based medicine.
  • Apply appropriate statistical knowledge required to analyze applied/clinical and basic published research.
  • Apply critical thinking skills related to patient assessment and the development and modification of patient respiratory care plans
  • Explain the basic forms of business financing, capital decision processes, capital investment analysis, and financial statements and particularly how they apply to healthcare management.
  • Select and apply tools for data collection, analysis and problem resolution while incorporating requirements of Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations.
  • Describe the importance of corporate compliance programs and standards, polices, and procedures healthcare organizations should have in place to assure compliance with government funded programs.
  • Analyze health care laws and legal issues, including treatment relationships, medical malpractice, the right to die, reproductive rights, bioethics, health care financing, public health, delivery systems and regulations
  • Apply ethics to the practice of respiratory care professionals.