Respiratory Therapy Bachelor’s Degree

Thomas Jefferson UniversityNational Jewish Health has partnered with Thomas Jefferson University, College of Health Professions in Philadelphia to offer the following Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Therapy programs.




Entry Into Practice BS in Respiratory Therapy

  • Pre-professional course work: 60 credits of general education and core competency requirements that students can complete at Jefferson or transfer from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Respiratory Therapy Program: 60 credits of major respiratory therapy foundational courses.
    • All didactic coursework is completed online.
    • Clinical and Lab experiences are completed in person at local affiliated institutions in either the Denver-metro or Philadelphia-metro areas.
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Degree Advancement BS in Respiratory Therapy - RRT to BSRT

The Degree Advancement program allows licensed Registered Respiratory Therapists (RRT) who have completed an Associate degree in Respiratory Therapy from an accredited CoARC program to earn a B.S. in Respiratory Therapy.

  • Students may transfer up to 80 transfer credits, including at least 40 credits of General Education courses completed at a regionally accredited institution.
  • 40 credits of respiratory therapy advanced courses and electives.
  • All didactic coursework is completed online.
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Accreditation Status

The Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Therapy program at Thomas Jefferson University is currently pursuing accreditation with the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC). CoARC has voted on and accepted our application for provisional accreditation and we received the initial Approval of Intent in July 2022. However, Jefferson can provide no assurance that accreditation will be granted by the CoARC.