Respiratory Therapy, B.S. Degree Advancement

Admission Requirements for B.S. Degree with a Major in Respiratory Therapy:

Students desiring admission into the baccalaureate program in respiratory therapy at UNCW must seek admission to the UNCW and meet the minimum criteria for UNCW’s transfer eligibility requirements. Candidates must produce official transcripts from all post-secondary work. Minimum criteria for acceptance into the program include an earned associate degree from a CoARC-accredited respiratory therapy program. Proof of current RRT credential from the National Board for Respiratory Care and be in good standing. Proof of current and valid respiratory care practitioner state license. Proof of current BLS/CPR for health care providers certification. In addition to university studies requirements and Respiratory Therapy requirements, students must take elective courses to satisfy the university requirement of a minimum of 120 hours.

The ideal candidate should be interested in growing their understanding and practice of respiratory therapy. Critical thinking and an appreciation of evidence-based medicine will be developed throughout the program increasing student understanding of disease management. Candidates will benefit from having the determination and understanding the value of advanced academic credentials. The online accelerated program (OAP) model is a unique way to experience online education that is outcomes-based. Your ability to connect, in asynchronous online education, will be reliant upon engagement.  

All students wishing to major in Respiratory Therapy must meet the minimum criteria for admission and follow the Respiratory Therapy application procedure which includes timely submission of the Respiratory Therapy application packet.

Minimum criteria for acceptance into the program include:

  • Meet UNCW’s transfer eligibility requirements
  • Produce official transcripts from all post-secondary work
  • Earned an associate degree from a CoARC-accredited respiratory therapy program
  • Proof of current NBRC RRT credential and be in good standing
  • Proof of current and valid respiratory care practitioner state license
  • Proof of current BLS/CPR for health care providers certification

Application Deadlines

Admission cycle six (6) times per academic year

Course Requirements