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Bachelor’s in Respiratory Therapy - Post-Professional Admissions Requirements

As a practicing Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT), you can upgrade your skills and increase your employment options by obtaining a Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Therapy (BSRT). The field is changing to require advanced education, and we make the process convenient for working professionals.

Tuition for the 2022-2023 Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Therapy (BSRT) Post-Professional (completion) Program for the practicing RRT is $469 per credit.  A NSU student services fee is also required annually.  All tuition and fees are subject to change by the board of trustees without notice.

Financial Aid

The primary financial responsibility for a student’s education rests with the student and his or her family.  Economic circumstances for some families may make it necessary for the student to obtain assistance from other sources.

The Office of Student Financial Assistance at Nova Southeastern University is here to help as many qualified students as possible to complete their health professions education.  Various loans, scholarships, and grants are available to qualified students to help ease the high cost of a health professions education.  These financial assistance programs are described on our Financial Aid website here.

For information on financial assistance, contact:

Reginald Perkins, Financial Aid Counselor - Regional Campus
Enrollment and Student Services
Nova Southeastern University
11501 N. Military Trail, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410
855- 894-1039 (Direct Phone)
866-905-1896 (Fax)
Toll Free (866) 306-1574


Enrollment is now open for the Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Therapy - Post-Professional program for the Registered Respiratory Therapist. This program will be delivered entirely online. Admission into the program will require the following:

  1. Hold NBRC registration as a Registered Respiratory Therapist. (A Block Grant of 45 credits will be applied toward the BSRT upon proof of RRT),
  2. Currently hold a license to practice respiratory therapy, where applicable,
  3. Application with a non-refundable application fee,
  4. Official transcripts from each university/college attended, and
  • Submit official transcripts from each university/college attended to Undergraduate Admissions.
    • Completion of all prerequisite coursework with a minimum grade of C, from a regionally accredited college or university.
    • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale from all undergraduate work.

Students can be dual enrolled while completing any additional general education requirements. Credits can be transferred in prior to completion of the program. Degree will not be granted until all general education requirements are met.

(Requirements are subject to change without notice.)

The following application process is required by all applicants:

  1. Complete online application and pay $50 non-refundable application fee.
  2. Submit official transcripts from each university/college attended for formal transcript evaluation and NSU transfer course equivalencies.
  • Coursework taken at a foreign institution must be evaluated for U.S. institutional equivalence. Foreign coursework must be evaluated by one of the following services:

    Josef Silny & Associates, Inc.
    International Education Consultants
    7101 SW 102nd Avenue
    Miami, FL 33173
    Phone: (305) 273-1616
    Fax: (305) 273-1338

    Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc.
    P.O. Box 415070
    Milwaukee, WI 53203
    (414) 289-3400

    World Education Services, Inc.
    P.O. Box 745
    Old Chelsea Station
    New York, NY 10113-0745
    (212) 966-6311


The BSRT Post-Professional program offers three (3) start dates per year.

  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

To ensure that your application receives prompt consideration, you should apply early.  Applications are accepted year-round.

Send your transcripts, evaluations, and NBRC documentation to:

Nova Southeastern University
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
3301 College Avenue
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33314


Title Credits
Written Communication above 1500 level 6
Mathematics above 1040 level 6
Humanities 6
Social and Behavioral Sciences 6
Natural and Physical Sciences 6



The following professional courses will be required for completion.

NSU Post-Professional Curriculum

Course Number Course Title Credits
RRT 3014 Advanced Patient Monitoring and Assessment 3
RRT 3015 Critical Care Pathophysiology for Respiratory Therapy 3
RRT 3016 Advanced Cardiopulmonary Physiology for Respiratory Therapy 3
RRT 3017 Outpatient Services in Respiratory Therapy 3
RRT 3018 Advanced Pharmacology in Respiratory Therapy 3
RRT 3020 Quality Improvement in Health Care 3
RRT 3021 Sleep Medicine 3
RRT 4005 Evidence-Based Practice 3
RRT 4006 Leadership and Management for Respiratory Care 3
RRT 4007 Education Principles in Health Care 3
RRT 4009 Legal and Ethical Considerations in Respiratory Care 3
RRT 4010 Case Management Theory and Process 3
BHS 4031 Statistics for Health Sciences 3


Practical Course Work and Experiences (2 Required)

Course Number Course Title Credits
RRT 4502 Practicum 3
RRT 4505 Scientific Investigation I 3
RRT 4506 Internship 3
RRT 4507 Scientific Investigation II 3



Title Credits
Total Prerequisite General Education Courses 30
Total Professional Course Requirement 39
Total Practical Course Requirement 6
Total Block Grant Credit for current RRT 45



These courses can be taken in addition to the post-professional curriculum and required practical course work. Completion of the following (15 credits / 5 courses) will grant a specialization in Health Care Management in addition to the BSRT degree.

Course Number Course Title Credits
BHS 3155 Conflict Management in Health Care 3
BHS 3161 Health Care Finance 3
BHS 3162 Economics of Health Services 3
RRT 4103 Strategic Planning and Organizational Development for Healthcare 3
RRT 4014 Operational Analysis and Quality Improvement 3



Course descriptions can be found in NSU's Undergraduate Student Catalog. 

Are you wondering how a course you took at another institution will transfer to your undergraduate degree at NSU? Click on the below link to find out.  Institutions are listed alphabetically.  Choose the letter of the alphabet for the institution that the classes were taken then choose the institution.  You are able to search by specific course or generate a list of all courses transferred into NSU. 

NSU Transfer Credit System

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