Admission information for the Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Care (Online) program
Our Online Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Care program is not available to residents in some states. Prior to applying for admission, please check to make sure it is available in your state.
Our program offers respiratory therapists who hold Registered Respiratory Therapist credentials from the National Board for Respiratory Care and an associate’s degree from an accredited program to complete 32 hours of online coursework to complete a bachelor’s degree.
Spring (January admission): November 1
All application materials, the application fee, official transcripts, and all supporting documents must be submitted to the UT Health Science Center Office of the Registrar by the deadline.
Application & admission requirements
Students may be allowed to co-enroll in the program while working to complete Texas Core requirements. Students must have all Texas Core courses completed no later than their enrollment for the final semester in the Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Care (Online) program.
Applicants must complete the Texas Core Curriculum with a grade of at least a C in all courses:
- English Composition I & II, 6 semester credit hours
- Math (college algebra or higher), 3 semester credit hours
- Natural Sciences (BIOL, CHEM, PHYS or other natural science), 12 semester credit hours
- Any philosophy, language, humanities or English literature course, 3 semester credit hours
- Any arts, drama, dance or music course, 3 semester credit hours
- History 1301 & 1302, 6 semester credit hours
- Government 2305 & 2306, 6 semester credit hours
- Any psychology or sociology course, 3 semester credit hours
- Free electives to ensure 60 semester credit hour minimum, 18 semester credit hours
Certain prerequisite courses will apply toward meeting the Texas Core requirements as indicated below (*).
- Statistics (math or psychology statistics), 3 semester credit hours*
- Completion of all required courses with a grade of C or better.
- The Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) credential must be earned prior to matriculation
- Sophomore standing or higher at the time of program entry (minimum of 60 hours)
- Overall GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale
- Completion of the ApplyTexas Application
- Payment of the nonrefundable $60 application fee
- Submission of official transcripts from each individual college/university currently or previously attended
- Two completed letters of recommendation
- Applicants who are enrolled in college courses at the time of application should submit an official transcript showing courses in progress. An updated transcript must be submitted upon completion of the courses. Note: Transfer credits indicated on another school’s transcript are not accepted in lieu of submitting the original institution record for that coursework. Transcripts from institutions outside the United States must be submitted in the original language and must be accompanied by a NACES members evaluation agency English translation
- International applicants only: Submit Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores; minimum scores 560 (paper) or 68 (Internet)
- Admission is on a competitive basis. In addition to non-academic factors that may be considered, the basis for inviting an applicant for an interview includes the applicant's academic performance represented by coursework grades, load, trends, and degree of difficulty.
For more information
About admission requirements and application process: Contact the School of Health Professions Office of Admissions and Special Programs:
About the program: Contact the Respiratory Care Department, or see the UT Health Science Center San Antonio course catalog.