Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Care Program
Vicki Rosette MS RRT RPFT Chair and Program Director for Respiratory Care
The Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Care (BSRC) program is an online a degree advancement program in respiratory care that is designed to meet the needs of practicing respiratory therapists who have earned an associate’s (AS) degree. The program develops competencies in research,management, education and leadership. Courses are taught in accelerated eight-week sessions so that students can earn their degree faster.
The American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) Board of Directors has a goal that by the year 2020, 80 percent of all practicing respiratory therapists will have earned, or be actively seeking, a bachelor’s degree.
Therapists who earn their B.S. in Respiratory Care will qualify for new career opportunities such as managing a respiratory care department or teaching respiratory care students. With a bachelor’s degree, they may also qualify for a different role in healthcare such as disease manager, case manager, clinical specialist, commissioned officer in the public health service or supervisor of a pulmonary function lab.
Respiratory Care Core Curriculum
|RESP 270||Fundamental Skills for the BSRC Program||1|
|RESP 299||Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) Credential Credit||39|
|RESP 433||RC Management||3|
|RESP 443||RC Research||3|
|RESP 453||RC Education||3|
|RESP 463||RC Leadership||3|
|Electives in the discipline - by approval of the Program Director||18|
|Competencies (by exam or portfolio) or courses|
|RESP 499||RC Capstone: RC Evidence-Based Practice - Project & Portfolio||3|
|ACCT 211||Principles of Accounting I||3|
|INTD 315||Ethics in Modern Society (GenEd: Religion Elective)||3|
|INTD 327||Issues in Religion and Culture (GenEd: Religion Elective)||3|
|MATH 110||Probability and Statistics (GenEd: Math Elective)||4|
|PHIL 250||Introduction to Logic (GenEd: Humanities Elective)||3|
|PSYC 105||Introduction to Psychology (GenEd: PSYC 105/SOCI 105)||3|
|Developmental Psychology /|
Motivation & Learning (GenEd: Social Science Elective)
General Education (See also: WAU Bulletin 2016-2017 pg.34-36
|ENGL 101||First Year Composition (Core)||3|
|ENGL 102||Research and Literature (Core)||3|
|COMM 105||Introduction to Human Communication (Core)||3|
|CPTR 105||Introduction to Computers (Core) [Accept: Waiver C, INSY 110]||3|
|Physical Education Activity Elective||1|
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The School of Arts & Social Sciences offers a curriculum focused on fostering the development of the skills essential to be successful in the global service economy of the 21st Century: writing, critical thinking, debate, analysis, and an understanding and appreciation for cultural diversity.
The School of Health Professions, Science & Wellness employs a philosophy that balances practical training and theory in approaching education for future health sciences professionals. We bridge the gap between concept and practice.
For more than 30 years, WAU has been a leader in providing career building undergraduate degree programs for working professionals. WAU has continued to expand those offerings by adding graduate programs. This provides undergraduate students the opportunity to transition into graduate programs and continue to enhance their skills and competitive marketability.