Join a growing career field with a Respiratory Therapy degree online
Looking for online respiratory therapy programs? With an Associate’s degree in Respiratory Therapy online from Independence University, you could launch a satisfying healthcare career helping others breathe more easily.
This program will help you gain the clinical skills you need to start a successful career as a respiratory therapist (RT). In addition to online courses, the program offers practical, hands-on learning through clinical experience under the direct supervision of practicing respiratory therapists in professional settings.
- Respiratory therapist
- Sleep center technologist
- Polysomnographic technologist (RPSGT)
- Pulmonary function technician
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
IU's online Associate's degree program in Respiratory Therapy provides a strong foundation in RT knowledge and skills,2 such as:
- Airway management
- Anatomy and physiology
- Cardiopulmonary pharmacology
- Cardiopulmonary physiology
- Pulmonary function testing
- Lung expansion therapy
- Bronchial hygiene therapy
- Mechanical ventilation
- Perinatal and pediatric care
- Clinical practice
Each state has their own unique requirements regarding professional licensure in respiratory therapy. Use the link below to find your state’s licensing board(s) and then contact them to see if this program meets your state’s licensing requirements.
The Associate of Science degree in Respiratory Therapy is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC) (www.coarc.com). The Associate of Science in Respiratory Therapy program has been placed on Probationary Accreditation as of November 2013.
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Still Have Questions?
If you have questions about IU's Associate of Science in Respiratory Therapy, you can get all the answers in the program overview.
Why Choose Independence University?
IU's online and on-campus degree programs can help you prepare for employment in some of today's most rewarding job fields. Our programs are career-focused, without elective courses that you don't want or need, so you can finish your degree fast.
- Employment focused
- Path to a better career