Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Therapy Program

Take your career in respiratory therapy to the next level.

Program Type

Bachelor of Science


Delivery Method



Course Length

16 Months

Program Objective

This program is designed to provide respiratory therapists the ability to acquire skills and knowledge above what is typically attained at the associate degree level. The comprehensive curriculum promotes lifelong learning and instills in students the professional attitudes needed to become successful communicators, critical thinkers, global citizens, and conscientious leaders.

Careers With a B.S. in Respiratory Therapy

What Are My Career Opportunities With a B.S. in Respiratory Therapy?
Career Opportunities With a B.S. in Respiratory Therapy

What Are My Career Opportunities With a B.S. in Respiratory Therapy?

With a Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Therapy, graduates can take on additional responsibilities and advance their careers in a number of opportunities, including:

  • Management/leadership roles
  • Clinical director at an educational institution
  • Further advanced education
  • Disease Manager
  • Case Manager
  • Clinical Specialist
  • Department Manager
  • Formal Educator, Researcher and others
  • Medical Sales Representatives
  • Program Director for associate degree programs
Job Outlook
Respiratory Therapist

Job Outlook

Growth in the middle-aged and elderly population will lead to an increased incidence of respiratory conditions such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and pneumonia. These respiratory disorders can permanently damage the lungs or restrict lung function.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the employment of respiratory therapists is projected to grow quickly from 2019 to 2029.

Continued Education
Bachelor's or Masters's Degree Online

Continued Education

At Pima Medical Institute, we offer an online Master of Science in Organizational Leadership, which can provide further opportunity for professional advancement, all with the flexibility of virtual instruction. Work on your degree anywhere, anytime.

When you’re a Pima Medical Institute student, you get access to our Career Services team—here for you when you need extra help with finding the right job opportunities, building a resume, strengthening your interview skills or just looking for general guidance.

Program Outline

Learn more about the courses in this program.

Transfer of Credit

15 General Education, 44 Respiratory Therapy, 12 Related Credits

Semester l

ENG 320
Advanced College Writing
CPT 301
Microcomputer Applications
BUS 220
Healthcare Management
SPA 210
Spanish for the Medical Professional

Semester lI

MTH 315
Statistical Concepts
PHI 301
Critical Thinking
RSH 350
Introduction to Evidence Based Practice
HCA 310
Healthcare Law and Compliance

Semester III

HCA 460
Public Health
RES 325
RES 440
Home Health
HCA 430
Patient Information and Management

Semester IV

SOC 325
Culture and Human Diversity
HLT 410
HCA 470
Quality Management
RES 490
Professional Capstone

Interested In Starting This Program?

Find out more about our enrollment process, view our How to Apply page.

Success Is Within Reach

We are truly invested in making sure our students succeed.

Autumn Moore

“After 14 years of working in the field, I became interested in management and decided to continue my education with Pima Medical’s online Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Therapy program. Having three kids under the age of 10, working fulltime and going to school was certainly challenging, but also doable.

The program was very well organized, allowing me to plan my study time. I am currently a cardiopulmonary manager and being in a hiring role, I see a big difference between Pima Medical students and other colleges. My bachelor’s program helped me fulfill my dream of working in management and I owe everything to Pima Medical!”

Autumn Moore, Online Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Therapy Graduate

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