What a Degree Will Do For You

As a Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT), you’re likely already serving in wide-ranging areas of specialization.
With the RRT to Respiratory Therapy BS Online, you’ll build upon your RRT Certification, further expand your educational and clinical competence, and
set yourself up for success now and in the future. Many organizations continue to set higher standards for respiratory therapists. Earning this degree will ensure you have the right training and education to meet the demands of the growing healthcare industry and promote leadership in respiratory care. 

Our supportive AS to BS degree advancement program allows you to plan an advanced education journey plan based upon your own work, family and personal commitments.

Further expand your educational and clinical competence as you develop advanced clinical knowledge, critical thinking, and versatility. Engage in the theoretical, practical, and clinical aspects of adult, pediatric, and neonatal respiratory care. Gain a well-rounded and in-depth knowledge base of respiratory clinical science and its application in healthcare as well as demonstrate awareness of the integrated nature and complexities of the healthcare systems and their impact on individuals and the local and national community.

Career Growth

Many organizations are requiring respiratory therapists to have a bachelor’s degree. Earning this degree will ensure you have the right training and education  to expand your responsibilities into areas of management, research, education, leadership.


Plan your advanced education journey based upon your own work, family and personal commitments. This flexibility will give you the availability to become an effective team member with physicians, nurses, therapists and patients as an integral part of the medical community.


Benefit from small class sizes and personalized one-on-one interaction with UVU faculty. Couple that with the opportunity to connect with fellow professionals—you will learn in a small cohort of fellow professionals, allowing you to develop a strong support network for personal and professional development. 

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Online Quality

96% Oversall Satisfaction of Online Instruction

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Working Students

80% of UVU Students are Employed

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First to Attend

38% of UVU Students are the First in Their Family to Go to College.

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Adult Learners Welcome

27% of UVU Students are 25 Years or Older. We've made it our tradition to serve non-traditional students.

UVU Online is Flexible. You can do this.

Designed to fit your busy life, online courses provide you with the flexibility you need. When you're a Wolverine Online, you're a Wolverine. Period. We focus on teaching all students. You'll have access to resources and a team to support you. Before class even begins, you'll have access to tutorials to help you succeed in the online environment. Your online admissions counselor and academic advisor can direct you to additional resources to help you succeed.

UVU Online. Same UVU. Same Degree.

UVU is an open admission, public, non-profit institution with a commitment to student success. You'll earn the same degree earned by traditional on-campus students -- they even look the same! You’ll work with the same experienced full-time faculty and talented part-time professionals who are contributors and practitioners in government and industry. At graduation, we hope you'll consider participating in UVU commencement and convocation ceremonies here on campus.

UVU Online is Affordable.

UVU provides incredible value and offers flat tuition above 12 credits.* Consider taking 'just one more" class to help you maximize your investment and graduate sooner. Nearly half (46%) of UVU students receive some form of financial aid that does not need to be repaid. 54% of UVU Bachelor Degree Graduates and 70% of Associate's Degree graduates leave with $0 student debt. Financial aid and scholarship opportunities at UVU may surprise you. You may qualify for federal grants and loans by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and there are more than 250 different scholarship options available. *Equal tuition payment is available for most students taking between 12 and 18 credit hours. Does not include specialized program fees or graduate programs.

Resources & Services

We're here to help YOU succeed. As an online student, you're not alone. You'll have access to UVU resources to support you on your way to your UVU online degree.

Let's get started!

Meet Kameron, your online admission specialist.
He wants to help you become a Wolverine.

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Kameron Barkle

Admissions Counselor

***This degree is offered in a primarily online delivery format, but includes program specific or general education courses that may require students to come to the UVU campus testing center for proctored assessments (quizzes, exams, etc) or use a certified distance testing location.***

Will Respiratory Therapy meet the educational requirements for the professional credential in the state or US territory you might choose to live during or after completing your UVU degree? Visit the UVU Professional Licensure website to learn more!