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Respiratory Therapy, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #201 (ARWU) Online
The University of Cincinnati's online Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Therapy program is designed to improve real-world clinical competence while preparing active respiratory therapy professionals for a lasting future in the healthcare industry. 
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The robust and engaging Respiratory Therapy curriculum at the University of Cincinnati challenges students, promoting a deeper understanding of advanced healthcare operations, logistics, technology, leadership, ethics, and project management. Delivered by the industry-experienced faculty in the UC College of Allied Health Sciences, the online program advances respiratory therapy practice and research by focusing on current and future industry standards. The end result is a clinician who can make significant contributions to the field while positively affecting the future of respiratory care for a diverse range of patients. Build on your experience, define your practice, and prepare for the future. Develop the expertise needed for advanced practice and leadership opportunities. Interact and network with an industry experienced faulty and healthcare professionals. Earn a bachelor of science in respiratory therapy in as few as 20 months (5 semesters). Continue working while your learn with flexible, 100 percent online classes.


The online bachelor of science in respiratory therapy is an advanced and accessible next step for working respiratory therapists who want to improve and cultivate untapped leadership potential. Whether you're preparing for graduate school, seeking career specialization, want more autonomy, or looking to qualify for new opportunities in the world of healthcare, the University of Cincinnati bachelor of science in respiratory therapy can help you reach your goals.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    • Time flexibility
      Fully structured
    • Attendance
      No Attendance
    • Teacher support
      Continuous support with feedback on request
    • Student interaction
      Individual work/assignments (with online group discussions), Online group works/assignments

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Ethics of Respiratory Therapy 
  • Community Health Problems and Practices 
  • Healthcare Documentation & Communication 
  • Integration of Delivery of Respiratory Therapy
  • Caregiving in the Respiratory Therapy Professions 
  • Management in Respiratory Therapy 

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.

General Requirements

  • The Common Application (online)
  • Essay
  • Personal Statement
  • Transcripts 
  • Proof of Math Ability

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

    10460 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5230 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    10460 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5230 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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