Coalition for Baccalaureate and Graduate Respiratory Therapy Education

Respiratory Therapy Programs
Awarding an Associate Degree

with a Baccalaureate Option


Preface


The Roster was prepared by the Coalition for Baccalaureate and Graduate Respiratory Therapy Education (CoBGRTE) to assist students in selecting a respiratory therapy program. The roster also serves as a communication tool for existing and developing baccalaureate and graduate respiratory therapy programs. The reader is encouraged to visit program web sites and to contact each program directly for more information. New or existing programs not included on the roster should contact the Chair of the CoBGRTE Steering Committee with program information. Suggestions to improve the roster are welcome. An AARC approved white paper from the CoBGRTE Steering Committee, “Development of Baccalaureate and Graduate Degrees in Respiratory Care,” can be found using the link: http://www.aarc.org/resources/bacc_edu/index.asp. The AARC also issued a position statement in April of 2013 encouraging the development of baccalaureate and graduate respiratory therapy programs by academic institutions - "Development of Baccalaureate and Graduate Education Degrees."

Associate Degree in Respiratory Therapy
with a Baccalaureate Degree
Option


Associate Degree Programs have a curriculum designed to provide students who possess no prior competence in respiratory care, with the knowledge and clinical skills required to function competently as a registry-eligible respiratory therapist. Conferral of the associate degree requires completion of the academic prerequisites to become a registry-eligible respiratory therapist. Programs that also offer associate to baccalaureate (ASRT to BSRT) degree advancement track have an additional “ASRT to BSRT” designation for program type. Associate programs which also offer a CoARC accredited polysomnography program option are so indicated under program type.
 
 

Florida

Florida Southwestern State College
Cardiopulmonary Sciences
8099 College Pkwy SW
Fort Meyers, Florida 33919

Program Dir: J.B. Elsberry RRT, PhD

Medical Dir: George Mestas, MD, FCCP

Program Type: ASRT with RRT to BSRT Bridge (mostly online)

Class Cap: none  Begins: Applications accepted year-round

Tel: 239-489-9251

Fax: 239-985-1409

E-mail: jeffrey.elsberry@fsw.edu

URL: https://www.edison.edu/academics/programs/bscardiopulmonary


Valencia College
Cardiopulmonary Sciences

1800 S Kirkman Road

Orlando, Florida 32811-2302

Program Dir: Sharon Shenton MA RRT-NPS

Medical Dir: Daniel T. Layish MD FACP FCCP

Program Type: ASRT with RRT to BSRT Bridge (mostly online)

Class Cap: 24   Begins: Applications accepted year-round

Tel: 407-582-5816

Fax: 407-582-1409

E-mail: sshenton@valenciacollege.edu 

URL: http://valenciacollege.edu/bachelordegrees/cardiopulmonary-sciences/

 

Georgia
Middle Georgia State University
School of Health Sciences
100 College Station Drive
Macon, Georgia 31206
Program Dir: Teri Miller MEd RRT
Medical Dir: R. Jonathan Dean MD
Program Type: ASRT with RRT to BSRT Bridge (partially online)
Class Cap: None   Begins: Applications accepted year-round
Tel: 478-471-2789
Fax: 478-471-2787

Pennsylvania

Gannon University-Erie, PA

Respiratory Therapy Program

109 University Square

Erie, PA 16541

Program Dir: Shellie Moore, MS, RRT-NPS

Medical Dir: Joseph Rowane, D.O., FCCP

Program Type: 2 yrs Preprof. + 2 yrs Prof, ASRT to BSRT Bridge (on campus)

Class Cap: 16 Begins: August

Tel: 814-871-5637

E-mail: moore087@gannon.edu    

URL: http://www.gannon.edu/departmental/resp/default.asp 

 

Gwynedd-Mercy College

School of Allied Health Professions

Respiratory Care Program

Sumneytown Pike

Gwynedd Valley, PA 19537-0901

Program Director: William F. Galvin, MSEd, RRT, CPFT, AE-C, FAARC

Medical Dir: Donald Peterson, MD

Program Type: ASRT to BSRT Bridge (on campus)

Class Cap: 16   Begins: August

Tel: 215-641-5536

Fax: 215-641-5559

E-mail: galvin.w@gmc.edu

URL: http://www.gmc.edu/academics/allied_health/respcare.php

 

South Dakota

Dakota State University

820 N. Washington Ave

Madison, SD 57042-1799

Program Dir: Bruce A. Feistner, MSS, RRT

Medical Dir: Ashraf Elshami, MD

Program Type: ASRT to BSRT Bridge (on campus)

Class Cap: 8 in Sioux Falls, 4 in Rapid City    Begins: September

Tel: 605-322-8613

Fax: 605-322-6666

E-mail: bruce.feistner@dsu.edu

URL: http://www.dsu.edu/majors-programs/respiratory-care.aspx


Washington

Highline College

2400 South 240th Street

Des Moines, WA. 98198

Program Dir: Cory Martin, EdS, RRT-ACCS, CPFT, NPS

Medical Dir: TBD

Program Type: ASRT with RRT to BSRT Bridge (on campus)

Class Cap: 24 Begins: September winter 2015

Tel: 206-878-3710

E-mail: cmartin@highline.edu

URL: http://www.highline.edu/bas/respiratorycare/


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