Healthcare Professions Completion - Respiratory Therapy Concentration (BS)

Bryan College of Health Sciences offers an opportunity for graduates of associate degree healthcare programs from regionally accredited colleges or universities to obtain a baccalaureate degree in Health Professions. The curriculum is designed to offer additional general education courses to meet the College requirements for a baccalaureate degree with an option of two concentrations: Healthcare Management or Respiratory Therapy. The curriculum plan will vary based on course work completed in the associate degree program and the chosen concentration. 

Curriculum Objectives

Upon completion of the completion option requirements, the graduate will be able to:

  1. Correlate current issues and trends to standards of practice and ethical, professional and collaborative behavior in health professions.
  2. Apply management principles to the healthcare setting.
  3. Demonstrate civic responsibility through community service.
  4. Correlate current research to best-practice delivery of quality patient care and services.

The degree completion option offers:

  • A program that is individualized based on your personal experience.
  • Credit for your associate of science degree in a healthcare field.
  • An opportunity for career advancement through development of management skills or speciality expertise.
  • Small class size for individualized attention.
  • Full-time or part-time class schedule.
  • Courses offered online or on campus.

Curriculum Requirements - Semester Hours

A minimum of 120 semester credits, including 48 hours of credit from the associate degree program is required. Following is the minimum number of general education credits required in each category of study to earn a baccalaureate degree in Health Professions from Bryan College of Health Sciences. At least 30 of the last 45 credit hours needed for a degree must be taken at Bryan College of Health Sciences. College transcripts will be reviewed for general education requirements you have met that can be applied toward the general education credit hour requirements. An advisor will meet with you to identify general education courses you need to complete your degree. 

Portfolio Process for Prior Learning

Students in the Respiratory Therapy concentration with substantial prior experience relevant to a particular RESP course may apply for portfolio validation to earn credit in that course. Students must notify the program dean of any course for which they intend to pursue portfolio validation at least thirty days prior to the start date for that course. No more than nine credits may be earned via the portfolio process. Portfolios for validation must demonstrate how course outcomes have been met via previous experiential learning and include supportive evidence. 

Portfolio Criteria

A portfolio of evidence of prior learning must include:

  • Face page with student’s name and course they are seeking portfolio validation
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Copy of the course syllabus
  • A narrative of how the applicant has met each course outcome via previous learning experience
  • Evidence supportive of their narrative

Portfolios will be evaluated in the semester in which the course runs.  Tuition for a course in which a student completes a portfolio validation will be assessed at half the normal tuition rate.

General Education Courses

Natural Sciences

Item #
Title
Credits
Natural Science Electives (16 Credits)  +
16
Sub-Total Credits
17

Social Sciences

Item #
Title
Credits
Sub-Total Credits
9

Communications

Item #
Title
Credits
Sub-Total Credits
3

Humanities

Item #
Title
Credits
Sub-Total Credits
9

Mathematics

Item #
Title
Credits
Sub-Total Credits
6

Business/Management

Item #
Title
Credits
Business Management Elective (6 cr hrs)  +
6
Sub-Total Credits
6
Total credits:
72

Course Sequencing

Sample 2 Year Plan

Semester 3 (Summer)

Item #
Title
Credits
Sub-Total Credits
6

Semester 4 (Fall)

Item #
Title
Credits
Sub-Total Credits
8

Semester 5 (Spring)

Item #
Title
Credits
Sub-Total Credits
9

Semester 6 (Summer)

*The Health Professions Capstone may be taken as variable credit over 1-3 semesters to total 3 credits.

Item #
Title
Credits
Sub-Total Credits
9

Sample Health 2.5 Year Plan

Semester 1 (Fall)

Item #
Title
Credits
Sub-Total Credits
6

Semester 3 (Summer)

Item #
Title
Credits
Sub-Total Credits
6

Semester 4 (Fall)

Item #
Title
Credits
Sub-Total Credits
6

Semester 5 (Spring)

Item #
Title
Credits
Sub-Total Credits
6

Semester 6 (Summer)

Item #
Title
Credits
Sub-Total Credits
5

Semester 7 (Fall)

Item #
Title
Credits
Sub-Total Credits
6

Semester 8 (Spring)

*The Health Professions Capstone may be taken as variable credit over 1-3 semesters to total 3 credits.

Item #
Title
Credits
Sub-Total Credits
6

Overview

Program

Type

Bachelor of Science