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Program Overview

The University of Kansas is the only institution to offer a dual enrollment option for students enrolled in an associate degree respiratory care program at a community college.

You can simultaneously take classes from a community college while also completing up to three KU courses online.

Visit KU's respiratory care degree advancement program for information about student learning outcomes and program accreditation. 

"My journey at KU Medical Center began while I was still in my AAS program. I was able to take three classes before graduating with my associate degree to jump-start my bachelor’s program. This allowed me to have a headstart into the program, so I only had six courses to complete while I began my respiratory career full time. This program has opened new opportunities and experiences that I would not have had otherwise. I would recommend the Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Care program at KU Medical Center for any student wanting to accelerate their career. "
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Join us for an online info session!

Hear from current KU students and faculty of this program Tuesday, November 14, 2023, at 6:30 p.m. This online information session provides you with the opportunity to ask questions and learn about eligibility requirements, prerequisites, courses and more.

Lambda Beta Society – KU Chapter

Lambda Beta Society logoThe University of Kansas is a member of the Lambda Beta Society. Students in our program have the opportunity to be nominated for membership if their GPA ranks in the top 25 percent of their class.

This national honor society for respiratory therapists also offers scholarships to respiratory care students, recognizes students in its permanent "Roll of Excellence," and provides honor cords for graduation, in addition to other benefits. Learn more at

Advising and Questions

For questions about this program and whether it's right for you, contact Cheryl Skinner, M.Sc., RRT, at Cheryl is the coordinator for KU's online respiratory therapy programs.  

KU School of Health Professions

University of Kansas Medical Center
Respiratory Care and Diagnostic Science
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Mailstop 1013
Kansas City, KS 66160
913-588-4630 • 711 TTY