Focus Your Specialty and Expand Your Career

The area’s only bachelor’s program of its kind, the Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Therapy (BSRT) at UM-Flint is uniquely designed to fit the busy lives of working licensed respiratory therapists. With all courses offered online and select courses available on campus as well, the BSRT prepares you to expand and advance your career as a valued member and leader of a healthcare team dedicated to quality patient care and outcomes.  An innovative new program offered through UM-Flint’s respected Department of Public Health and Sciences, the BSRT builds on your professional knowledge and experience while equipping you with specialized expertise in a clinical area that supports your interests, goals, and passions. In as little as 27 months, you’ll emerge from the program with a recognized University of Michigan degree as well as the knowledge and experiences to excel as a credentialed respiratory therapy specialist.

Courses

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A Unique Program with Strong Features

Flexibility and Convenience

The online BSRT format allows you to complete coursework on your schedule, from the convenience of your home or office. Our unique MFLEX distance-learning format enables you to interface with physical classes lead by instructors, in real time, for an interactive learning experience. Select courses are also available on-campus, for those seeking a traditional classroom experience.

Interactive Learning

Join a small, supportive cohort of fellow professionals focused on finishing their degrees and improving patient care. Small class sizes allow for more one-on-one interaction with dedicated faculty who bring working experience to the curriculum.

Finish At Your Pace

BSRT program offers full- and part-time enrollment to accommodate your schedule as well as goals. Students who attend the program full-time may graduate in as little as seven semesters (27 months).

Specialized Expertise

Broaden your career opportunities and pursue an area of care that interests you. The BSRT enables you to advance your knowledge of respiratory care in specialized areas that include:

  • Adult critical care
  • Neonatal/pediatric care
  • Cardiopulmonary care
  • Sleep disorders
  • Strong Professional Relationships

BSRT students benefit from UM-Flint’s strong professional relationships with the area’s leading healthcare organizations. You’ll have the opportunity to complete your specialized practicum (clinical) experiences at one of these organizations who actively hire UM-Flint graduates.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of the BSRT program are well prepared to advance their careers in their current healthcare organizations, move into leadership and management roles, share their knowledge as academic or clinical educators, engage in evidence-based research, as well as explore opportunities in quality assurance, case management, and public health.