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Respiratory Therapy (Post Professional), B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #251 (WUR) Online
As a practicing Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT), you can upgrade your skills and increase your employment options by obtaining a Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Therapy (Post Professional) at Nova Southeastern University. The field is changing to require advanced education, and we make the process convenient for working professionals.
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Key facts:

  • What you’ll study
Our Respiratory Therapy (Post Professional) online program includes professional courses that cover 39 credits in subjects such as sleep medicine, legal issues, and evidence-based practice. Six credits of practical fieldwork courses are required. A specialization option in Health Care Management requires an additional 15 credits and prepares you for financial and other leadership roles.
  • How you’ll learn more
You'll appreciate the convenience of online coursework and the continuous support from instructors at Nova Southeastern University. Your online courses provided 24/7 access to lectures and materials that fit around your schedule. Your practical fieldwork (practicum, internship, or scientific investigations) allows you to explore new fields and cutting-edge topics.
  • Where it can take you
You already know that the respiratory care profession offers a great future. Perhaps you are ready to step into a position in management, research, or education. The success of our alumni proves that many choices and exciting opportunities are waiting.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Patient Monitoring and Assessment 
  • Critical Care Pathophysiology for Respiratory Therapy
  • Advanced Cardiopulmonary Physiology for Respiratory Therapy 
  • Outpatient Services in Respiratory Therapy
  • Advanced Pharmacology in Respiratory Therapy 
  • Quality Improvement in Health Care 
  • Sleep Medicine
  • Evidence-Based Practice

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:


    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Hold NBRC registration as a Registered Respiratory Therapist. (A Block Grant of 45 credits will be applied toward the BSRT upon proof of RRT),
  • Currently hold a license to practice respiratory therapy, where applicable,
  • Application with a non-refundable application fee,
  • Official transcripts from each university/college attended, and
  • Completion of the following prerequisite general education coursework, with a minimum grade of C. All general education coursework will be evaluated for equivalency.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    464 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 464 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    464 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 464 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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