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Registered Respiratory Therapist to Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Care Online Completion Program (R.R.T.-to-B.S.R.C.)

Therapists with an associate degree in respiratory care can complete this online program to earn their bachelor of science in respiratory care (B.S.R.C.) degree. The program provides professional development in critical care, research, education, leadership and management. The online-only format allows practicing respiratory therapists from across the state and country to complete their degree while working.

The World Needs More RTs? Yes, especially when they're high achieving. 

Graduates of RRT to BSRC

RRT to BSRC in Three - These Bobcats have advanced their degree from AAS to BSRC.  You can too!! It's not an easy task, but they found the motivation within themselves to achieve this academic goal. We're just happy to help them get there @TXST. Let us be your NEXT.  #TXSTNEXT

Goal of Program:

To provide graduates of 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. 

Not a Texas Resident?  No Worries!

Non-Resident Online Tuition Program (NROP) is here to help provide lower-cost tuition rates to students who do not reside in the State of Texas.

Eligible students are enrolled in NROP and charged a rate that is comparable to in-state tuition when enrolled in the RRT-to-BSRC Online Completion Program.

For additional information, please contact Extension Studies

Telephone:  512.245.2322   Toll Free:  800.511.8656   Fax:  512.245.8934

100% online

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Registered Respiratory Therapists to advance their education

Career Prospects

Therapists with a B.S.R.C. degree have a tremendous advantage in the workforce. Fewer than 10 percent of respiratory therapists in the United States have a bachelor’s degree in respiratory care — a B.S.R.C. makes graduates competitive at job offers and opportunities for advancement. Texas State respiratory care graduates often move up quickly due to their specialized training.

Program Structure and Topics

This 32-hour program is 100% online, including prerequisites. Courses are 8 weeks long, and students can enroll at the beginning of every semester starting in fall 2018. After completing the university’s core curriculum, a full-time student can finish the R.R.T.-to-B.S.R.C. online completion program in 1 year.

Course Work Covers:

  • Pulmonary diagnostics and rehabilitation
  • Leadership, management and education
  • Interdisciplinary healthcare
  • Disease management
  • Sleep medicine and polysomnography
  • Neonatal and adult critical care


Texas State University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, masters, and doctoral degrees. Questions about the accreditation of Texas State University may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC's website (