Advance your career in respiratory therapy

Alicia Reed

Bachelor of Health Sciences - Respiratory Therapy '14 | Lenox, IA

Alicia Reed found her groove in the online respiratory therapy degree program by taking classes at her own pace while balancing her growing family and full-time work demands.

Quick facts

  • Program type: Bachelor’s degree completion
  • Academic home: School of Health Professions | Department of Clinical and Diagnostic Sciences
  • Accreditation: Higher Learning Commission
  • Delivery mode: 100 percent online
  • Total credit hours: 120
  • Typical transfer student needs: 30 credit hours
  • Estimated program cost: $12,502.10*

*This cost is for illustrative purposes only. A bachelor’s degree requires 120 credit hours, but the typical transfer student admitted to this program needs only 30 credit hours to complete this bachelor’s degree. Your hours and costs will differ, depending on your transfer hours, residency, course choices at Mizzou and your academic progress. See more about tuition and financial aid.

Get the degree you deserve

A bachelor’s degree in respiratory therapy from MU will help you provide the hands-on care that assists in recovery and management of a wide range of medical conditions. If you hold the NBRC RRT credential or the Canadian equivalent, this may be the degree for you.

Career prospects

job placement1
median salary2

1 The MU respiratory therapy program boasts 100 percent job placement after graduation. University of Missouri Health, School of Health Professions.

2 Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, Respiratory Therapists

MU graduates are employed as

  • Advanced clinicians
  • Department managers
  • Medical equipment industry leaders
  • Clinical and academic educators
  • Community educators
  • Consultants

Program structure and topics

This program is 100 percent online: no campus visits are required. You may meet your course work requirement with both semester-based and self-paced courses.

Core course work covers

  • Advanced mechanical ventilation
  • Adult critical care
  • Clinical ethics
  • Community and patient education
  • Pediatric respiratory care
  • Pulmonary rehabilitation

Reduced tuition

Want a 10 percent reduction on your tuition? Mizzou Online offers tuition awards for community college graduates, veterans, military service members and their dependents.

Learn more.

Ask us about this program

This program is administered by the Department of Clinical and Diagnostic Sciences.