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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, at Cheryl is the coordinator for KU's online respiratory therapy programs.  

Vaccine Requirements

The University of Kansas Medical Center requires various immunizations for its students. For a detailed list please visit the student health forms webpage or speak with Student Health Services. These immunization requirements help promote health and safety and facilitate clinical placement.Many, if not all, clinical sites who partner with the University of Kansas Medical Center require proof of these vaccines for students engaged in training or other programmatic experiences at clinical sites. Not being vaccinated may preclude students from participating in activities, potentially impeding their ability to complete all program requirements for degree completion. Applicants with questions should speak with a representative from the academic program to which they intend to apply.
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