Welcome to UT Health San Antonio’s online degree advancement programs for Respiratory Care. Our programs will help you further your career by providing you fully online courses you can work into your schedule.
The goal of our degree advancement programs is to develop future leaders to advance the role of respiratory therapists in clinical practice, education, leadership, and other emerging opportunities. We prepare students for future opportunities across the continuum of care.
Holds the Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) credential from the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC).
Completion of the Allied Health Centralized Application Services (AHCAS)
Two letters of recommendation
RT's in the news
David Shelledy, Ph.D., RRT, FAARC, FASAHP, Dean of the School of Health Professions and a respiratory therapist, explains the role of respiratory therapists and the complexities of mechanical respirators in helping patients who have Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome due to COVID-19.
Advancing your career in Respiratory Care may open doors to opportunities to assume positions to teach respiratory therapy in an academic or higher education setting, management or leadership position within a healthcare organization, or in a research area to provide improvements in cardiopulmonary techniques. The degree completion program will provide the opportunity to develop the knowledge, leadership skills, and interpersonal skills that will enable them to improve the health care system.