University of Southern Indiana

Respiratory Therapy

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The University of Southern Indiana offers two options for a Bachelor of Science degree in Respiratory Therapy. The USI BSRT programs include a four-year entry level (on campus) program and an RRT to BSRT online degree completion program.

The four-year entry level program offers a comprehensive curriculum including hands-on training and direct clinical experience. The entry level program allows new undergraduate students the ability to earn their BSRT degree in the profession of respiratory therapy.

Practicing respiratory therapists may earn a Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Therapy online without the need to relocate. The degree completion program allows those who have an Associate of Science degree in Respiratory Therapy and have been awarded the RRT credential the ability to develop their skills and advance in their field.

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Online RRT to BSRT Program (Degree Completion)

Mission Statement
The mission of the Respiratory Therapy Program is to provide sound instruction and resources that will enable students to develop the knowledge, skills, attitude, and critical thinking which are necessary to become successful and competent respiratory therapists. The Respiratory Therapy Program fosters and promotes health and wellness through the advancement of education, teaching excellence, practice, research, community engagement and a commitment to lifelong learning.

Program Goals
  1. To prepare graduates with demonstrated competence in the knowledge, skills and behavior required for respiratory care practice as performed by registered respiratory therapists (RRTs).
  2. To provide community leadership through engagement, service learning and organizational involvement.
  3. To provide an inclusive learning, caring community that supports students' success and graduation.
  4. To serve as a leader in respiratory education, evidence-based practice, research and health care.
  5. To promote and advance personal development and interprofessional collaboration of respiratory faculty, staff, graduates and health professionals.

The program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC). CoARC's mailing address is P.O. Box 54876, Hurst, TX 76054-4876, and the phone number is 817-283-2835.

Program outcomes data relative to credentialing success, program attrition, job placement, program enrollment, and graduation rates is available on the CoARC website


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