Respiratory Therapy: A Baccalaureate Completion Program (UNC Charlotte)

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The University of North Carolina at Charlotte
9201 University City Blvd.
Charlotte, NC 28223

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The Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Therapy program offers registered respiratory therapists the opportunity to enhance and advance their professional careers in respiratory care with additional education in administration, research and evaluation, and advanced critical care. The Respiratory Therapy major is housed in the Department of Kinesiology. Eleven major courses listed in the program are delivered 100% online through a combination of synchronous (real-time) and asynchronous instruction.


The BSRT is a degree completion program. Criteria for admission to the program are a current unencumbered license as a Registered Respiratory Therapist in North Carolina or the state of current employment, a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or better from your associate degree program that is a CoARC-accredited respiratory therapy program, and you must earn at least a C in all coursework taken at the end of the semester prior to the semester for which application is made.


Applicants who satisfy transfer requirements for admission to the university and who wish to apply to the respiratory therapy program are eligible for admission to the BSRT degree program. Admission is a two-part process:

  • Apply as a transfer student to UNC Charlotte.

  • Apply to the BSRT program.

Transfer student may find UNC Charlotte program admission information on the program webpage.