College of Health Sciences

BS in Respiratory Therapy (RRT-BSRT)


This program is designed for graduates of an accredited entry-level respiratory therapy program with an AAS or AS with the Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) credential. This program is entirely online, allowing students to complete an advanced degree while working, including personal and family commitments.

There are 22 core requirements and 9 electives in the RRT-to-BSRT curriculum. These courses can be taken in 3 consecutive semesters allowing the students to graduate in 1 year. Courses focus on leadership and management, research, education, advanced clinical skills, and disease management.

Utah Tech is currently in the process of seeking CoARC accreditation for a respiratory care program.


Cost Per Credit, regardless of residency. General fees waived.


Semesters to complete


Required credits

Career Ready

At the successful conclusion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Provide comprehensive patient assessment and care using therapist-driven protocols and evidence-based medicine.
  • Demonstrate understanding and application of AARC code of ethics and professionalism including patient rights and HIPPA confidentiality.
  • Promote health and wellness through patient and family education and community outreach.
  • Demonstrate critical thinking skills when making patient bedside decisions.
  • Use oral and written communication skills in collaboration with other members of the health care team.

employment opportunities

Here are a few examples of jobs you can pursue after completing this degree. This list of jobs is meant to give you an idea of careers you can acquire after completing this degree, but it is not an exhaustive list.

admission requirements


Program Application

To be considered for admission to the RRT-to-BSRT program, an applicant must first be accepted as a Utah Tech University student. Then, the applicant must complete a separate application to the RRT-to-BSRT program.



Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher


Meet Requirements

  • AS or AAS in Respiratory Therapy from a CoARC approved program
  • Current unencumbered Registered Respiratory Therapy (RRT) credential and license to practice
  • Minimum overall GPA of 2.5
  • Individual course grade no less than C


The RRT-BSRT program has a start date in either fall semester or spring semester, with a cap of students per cohort. Students are admitted without discrimination with respect to gender, age, creed, ethnic origin, or marital status. Because space in the program is limited admission will be competitive, based on an objective point system that has been developed to predict student success. Points will be calculated and weighted from the admission criteria including the following: overall college GPA and program essay. We admit up to 30 students each spring and fall.

Before applying for the program, individuals should give careful consideration to the mental and physical demands of the program and the pressures involved in undertaking the responsibilities of being a full-time RRT-to-BSRT student.


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Jake Richins

Online Programs Advisor

Phone: 435-879-4519
Office: TECH 107

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Jessica Robinson

Program Director, Associate Professor of Respiratory Therapy

Phone: 435-879-4962
Office: TAYLOR 255

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Brett Lunceford

Utah Tech One-Stop

Phone: 435-879-4748
Office: TECH 114