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The Bachelor of Science degree in Respiratory Care is a completer program designed to prepare qualified respiratory therapists with the necessary knowledge and skills to develop professionalism and advance their careers in the areas of leadership, management, education, research, disease and sleep medicine, utilizing best practices in order to advance the practice of respiratory care.
Building upon the foundation of an associate degree in respiratory therapy, the Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Care is the solution for both students completing an associate degree and working respiratory therapists that wish to expand their career options. Our accredited completer program is offered in an accelerated format that offers 7-week courses and is completely online.
The program’s goal is to provide graduates 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.
Accreditation: Kent State University is an affiliate of the National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges and the American Association of State Colleges and Universities. The university is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association. For additional information visit www.kent.edu/aal/accreditation.
Graduates of this program will be able to:
Admission to the Respiratory Care major is selective. Applicants must hold an active credential for the certified respiratory therapist (CRT) or registered respiratory therapist (RRT) and an entry-level degree from an accredited respiratory therapy/care program with a minimum 2.000 overall GPA.
Applicants who are actively enrolled and in good standing in the second year of an accredited entry-level associate degree in respiratory therapy/care or are actively enrolled and in good standing in the third year of an accredited entry-level bachelor's degree in respiratory therapy/care may be conditionally enrolled in the program.
English Language Proficiency Requirements for International Students: All international students must provide proof of English language proficiency (unless they meet specific exceptions) by earning a minimum 525 TOEFL score (71 on the Internet-based version), minimum 75 MELAB score, minimum 6.0 IELTS score, or minimum 48 PTE score or minimum 100 DET score; or by completing the ELS level 112 Intensive Program. For more information on international admission, visit the admissions website for international students.
Courses for the online BS in Respiratory Care prepare students to advance their careers into leadership roles in the field of respiratory care, or to transition into research and education. Topics include professional practice, leadership and management, educational instruction, research design, sleep medicine, chronic disease management, and patient care technologies. Students must also take required courses across psychology, information fluency and statistics, and they must complete a 3-credit practicum under the guidance of a registered respiratory therapy practitioner.
All undergraduate students must also complete courses that satisfy the Kent State university requirements in order to graduate.
|Ohio Residents||Non-Ohio Residents|
|Per Credit Hour||Per 3-Credit Course||Approximate Tuition Cost||Per Credit Hour||Per 3-Credit Course||Approximate Tuition Cost|
|$15,100 full-time1||$326.40 Lower
1The flat-rate semester fee of $3,480.70 for LOWER division courses and $4,079.80 for UPPER division courses applies to full-time Ohio resident undergraduate students taking between 12-18 credit hours per semester. The approximate tuition cost for this completer program is calculated at students completing the program in 4 semesters but is dependent upon the number of transfer credits. An average of 2 semesters of LOWER division courses ($6,961.40) and 2 semesters of UPPER division courses ($8,158.40) totaling $15,100, was used for this calculation.
2The flat-rate semester fee of $3,480.70 for LOWER division courses and $4,079.80 for UPPER division courses applies to full-time non-Ohio resident undergraduate students enrolled in a fully online degree program and taking between 12-18 credit hours per semester, PLUS a surcharge of $10 per credit hour of actual credits taken (between 12-18 semester credits or $120-$180). The approximate tuition cost for this completer program was calculated at students completing the program in 4 semesters but is dependent upon the number of transfer credits. An average of 2 semester of LOWER division courses ($6,961.40) and 2 semesters of UPPER division courses ($8,158.40) totaling $15,100, PLUS $120-$180 per-credit-hour surcharge each semester, was used for this calculation.
For part-time semesters: The $316.40 per-credit-hour tuition rate for LOWER division courses and $370.80 for UPPER division courses applies to part-time Ohio resident undergraduate students, PLUS a $10 per-credit-hour surcharge for non-Ohio resident undergraduate students, taking fewer than 12 credit hours per semester.
An additional Distance Learning fee for all students enrolled in a distance learning course is $15 per credit hour. Program tuition and costs are estimated and subject to change.
Actual tuition costs may vary based on a student’s chosen academic plan. For a complete listing of tuition rates for approved online programs please contact the One Stop for Student Services at 330-672-6000, or via our website Contact Us link.
The total program costs are estimates and are not final or binding. Program costs are based on standard fees, but fees may vary based on the actual classes taken. Kent State University disclaims any liability arising from the use of or reliance upon these program cost estimates by any person. Program costs are subject to change without notice.
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