U of MBachelors of Science in Respiratory Therapy
Starting Fall 2017
The University of Michigan-Flint, Department of Public Health and Health Sciences is proud to announce its new degree completion program in respiratory therapy. The fully online respiratory therapy program will commence enrollment in fall 2017.
Registered Respiratory Therapists can transition from an Associate’s degree to a Baccalaureate degree through this completion program. After completion of general education credits, the forty-nine credit hour program requires seven semesters to complete (27 months) and includes didactic coursework, two practicums (one residency and one non-residency), and a capstone project. This is a degree completion program that is designed to afford practicing respiratory therapists the opportunity to complete coursework while working full time.
For those therapists who have degrees at the Associate’s level, pursuing a Bachelor’s degree provides you with an opportunity to study advanced respiratory care in specialty areas such as adult critical care, neonatal / pediatric care and cardiopulmonary diagnostics. In addition, opportunities to be employed as clinical specialists, administrators (department directors or managers), and educators (academic or clinical) will be enhanced. The program is designed to engage the student in evidence based research, quality assurance, case management, patient education/disease management, leadership skills as well as public health. Successful degree completion will prepare students to sit for specialty credentialing exams administered by the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC). These specialty areas include: Adult Critical Care, Neonatal/Pediatric Care, Pulmonary Function Testing and Sleep Disorders Testing.
Your professional career is sure to be enhanced through obtaining a Bachelor’s degree in Respiratory Therapy at the University of Michigan – Flint.
To learn more contact Dr. Shan Parker, 810.762.3172 or PHHS-Info@umflint.edu.