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Accelerated Online Respiratory Therapy Completion Program for CRTs and RRTs

  • 100% online — no campus visits required
  • Earn your degree in as few as 20 months
  • Robust curriculum focused on advancing respiratory therapy practice and research
  • Transfer credits from CoARC-accredited respiratory therapy schools
  • Among the Top 200 National Universities (U.S. News & World Report, 2015)
  • Selected by The Princeton Review: The Best 379 Colleges (2015)
  • Partnered with colleges across the nation to make your transition seamless
  • Program includes the Kettering RRT Home Study for CRTs
  • RRT exam reimbursement provided for CRTs

Why Earn Your Bachelor's in Respiratory Therapy?

The goal of UC’s bachelor’s in Respiratory Therapy is to help prepare working Certified Respiratory Therapists (CRTs) and Registered Respiratory Therapists (RRTs) for management opportunities, graduate school and advanced clinical practice. We place a special emphasis on research methods and analysis to provide a strong foundation for professional advancement. Hospitals, skilled nursing facilities and home health agencies are seeking respiratory therapists who can hit the ground running to diagnose respiratory disorders, leveraging the latest technologies and implementing aggressive treatment plans.

About the UC Online Bachelor’s in Respiratory Therapy

As with most of the allied health disciplines, RTs are seeing an increased demand for their skills. Our aging society is already a heavy consumer of health care services, creating a trend that is only expected to expand in the years ahead. Choosing the University of Cincinnati for your online Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Therapy can help improve your clinical skills and provide you with a deeper understanding of advanced health care operations, logistics, technology, leadership, ethics and project management. Featuring a robust curriculum focused on advancing respiratory therapy practice and research, the program is designed for working professionals who want to make significant contributions to the field while positively affecting the future of respiratory care for a diverse range of patients.

Why Choose UC for Your Online Degree?

The University of Cincinnati has been a pioneer among urban, public research universities since our founding in 1819. Today, with more than 200,000 alumni, UC continues in our role as an innovative source for higher education with online programs that connect working professionals with a dynamic global community.

Nationally Recognized

UC has gained a notable reputation for its expert faculty, research, quality curriculum, program accreditations and competitive tuition.

  • Top 200 National Universities (U.S. News & World Report college rankings, 2015)
  • The Princeton Review: The Best 379 Colleges (2015)
  • In the top 200 of more than 2,500 universities ranked worldwide (Academic Ranking of World Universities)
  • Top 15 underrated gems (College Match)
  • Top 50 research libraries (Association of Research Libraries)
  • 11th largest endowment of 569 institutions surveyed (Chronicle of Higher Education)
  • PolicyMic, a millennial generation news site, ranked UC as top in the nation for giving students the "Best Bang for Their Buck" (2013)

Regionally Accredited

The University of Cincinnati is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. This accrediting body is recognized by both the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education.

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