Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Therapy
The program offers the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree program in Respiratory Therapy. Graduates are eligible for two credentials after graduation, and would be eligible for three board sub-specialist certifications after significant experience and training under medical direction.
The healthcare field of respiratory therapy focuses on treating patients with cardiopulmonary (heart/lung) illnesses and breathing difficulties.
Armstrong Atlantic State University's program is fully accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC) and has an advanced practitioner, registered respiratory therapist (RRT) outcome goal. Our graduates are eligible to sit for the credentialing exams administered by the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC), and our graduates consistently pass their boards at a rate 20 to 25 percent higher than the national mean. We have a near 100 percent job placement history and our annual graduate and employer surveys indicate a high level of satisfaction with our program.
Because enrollment in the program is competitive, we strongly recommend that pre-respiratory therapy majors contact the department regarding advisement as soon as possible after enrolling in AASU.