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Students in our dual degree program can take up to three respiratory therapy courses online from KU while enrolled in an associate degree respiratory therapy program at a community college.

Dual Degree Courses

  • RESP 650 Medical Writing & Research (3 credit hours)
  • RESP 620 Community and Global Health (3 credit hours)
  • RESP 480 Simulation and Interprofessional Education (IPE) (3 credit hours)

Completing the Bachelor's Degree

Upon graduation with an associate degree, you only need six additional courses to obtain a bachelor's degree from KU. After you complete your associate degree, you can take the examinations to earn your registered respiratory therapy (RRT) credential. After earning your RRT credential, you can complete the six remaining bachelor's degree courses through KU's online Respiratory Therapy Degree Advancement Program. 

DegrEe Advancement Curriculum

Advising and Questions

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

COVID-19 Vaccine Clinical Requirements

The University of Kansas Medical Center, including the University of Kansas School of Health Professions and this academic program, partners with multiple health systems and health care providers to provide clinical and programmatic experiences for its students. Many of our clinical partners are currently requiring all students to have received the COVID-19 vaccine before their on-site experiences and training may begin. As a result, unvaccinated students could be precluded from participating in these activities, potentially impacting their ability to complete all program requirements. Students with concerns should speak with the clinical coordinator or department chair.

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