Program Length: 26 months
Respiratory Therapy Program
With a track record of over 30 years, IU is a leader in respiratory therapy distance education. From introductory to advanced levels, we have designed our program to address the licensing and the practical needs of the respiratory therapy (RT) professional. The Respiratory Therapy program combines basic respiratory care courses, research, and practical experience in respiratory patient care. Upon completion of the program, you will be eligible to take the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) entry-level (CRT) and advanced-level (RRT) credentialing exams.
Students who hold a current NBRC Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT) credential will have the prerequisite and introductory block of courses transferred in. Students who hold a current NBRC Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) credential will have the prerequisite, introductory, and intermediate block of courses transferred in. Students with a current CRT and RRT are also eligible to submit transcripts for possible General Education transfer credit.
CoARC requires IU to secure your clinical site and preceptor for you, and we cannot accept you into the program until we have secured your clinical site and preceptor.
Respiratory Therapy Program Accreditation
The Associate of Science degree in Respiratory Therapy offered at Independence University is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC) (www.coarc.com).
Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care
1248 Harwood Road
Bedford, Texas 76021-4244
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Total Courses: 47Total Credits: 113
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Available Online: This program is delivered fully online.
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