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Respiratory Therapy BS

Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Therapy

With a degree in Respiratory Therapy, you will be ready to treat patients with heart and lung illnesses, as well as those with breathing difficulties. Accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (COARC), our Bachelor of Science program will assist you in becoming involved in the treatment, diagnosis, rehabilitation and home care of patients with acute or chronic disease affecting the lung or cardiovascular system. As a graduate, you will be eligible for credentialing exams administered by the National Board of Respiratory Care (NBRC). 

Industry Highlights

The demand for respiratory care is expected to increase by 49% for the next 10 years.

- U.S. Department of Labor

Career Opportunities

  • Medical Facilities
  • Education
  • Private Business
  • Health Administration
  • Clinics
  • Home Care

Armstrong Edge

Current students take advantage of the intensive preparation for board and credentialing exams to excel in the field, along with the access to regional hospital and clinical sites for field experience.


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(February 22, 2017) – In a lecture titled “Creating the Perfect Place to Sleep,” Masini will give an overview of the most common disorders, dyssomnias and discuss the controllable aspects of sleep hygiene. This event is free and open to the public.

Read More COE Consolidation Forum

(February 06, 2017) The Dean of College of Education (COE) will hold an informal forum for College of Education students to discuss the consolidation. 

Read More College of Education Alumni Honored as 2017 Teachers of the Year

(April 4, 2016) – At a special Savannah-Chatham County Public Schools gala, 28 of Armstrong's College of Education alumni were honored as school-level Teachers of the Year. Savannah-Chatham County Board of Education President Jolene Byrne told attendees that this honor is given in recognition and appreciation of the teachers' service to students and families.

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