Salt Lake City, UT (PressExposure) April 24, 2012 -- Many respiratory therapists (RTs) begin their careers with an associate's degree program, but return to school for higher education at a later point for professional advancement.
Taking note of the need of these respiratory care professionals for advanced courses in the field, Independence University has introduced a Bachelor of Science degree in Respiratory Care with a concentration in Management.
Like all other programs at Independence University, this BS degree is available online to help practicing respiratory therapists strike a better balance between work, school, and their personal life.
Designed as a completion program, the goal of this degree is to build on the experience and knowledge of professionals in the field and prepare them for more responsible and complex roles within their area of expertise.
Armed with this bachelor degree, respiratory therapists can make a seamless transition into managerial or supervisory roles. They are also provided with competencies for advanced roles such as complex clinical specialist, case management, patient education, and others.
The program is 22 months long and covers courses in a broad range of topics in respiratory care management and the healthcare system. Students take courses including Respiratory Care Management and Leadership, Respiratory Care Marketing and Strategic Planning, Respiratory Care Financial Management, Case Management in Acute and Critical Care, Healthcare Research, Healthcare Professional as Educator, etc..
Eligibility criteria for admission to this program include:
A high school diploma or GED certificate
An associate's degree in a related field
A CRT or RRT licensure
Candidates who fulfill these criteria can begin the enrollment process right away, as classes start every month at Independence University. As part of their admission process, they can speak to a financial planner who will develop a personalized financial plan for them and help them through the process of identifying and applying for the financial aid for which they qualify.
For details on this Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Care degree with a Management concentration and other distance learning degrees, call 1-888-752-6177 or visit http://www.independence.edu/ for more information.