Respiratory Therapy

Associate of Science Degree

A Respiratory Therapy Associate of Science Degree will help you treat patients with breathing problems.

The Respiratory Therapy program prepares the student to sit for the following National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) credentialing exams: The Therapist Multiple Choice (TMC) exam [depending on the cut score the student will be granted either their Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT) credential or be eligible to sit for the Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) Clinical Simulation examination]. The Kentucky Board for Respiratory Care (KBRC) is the state licensing agency for Respiratory Therapists. Proof of CRT is required when applying for state licensure.

The Respiratory Therapy program (program #200581, offering an Associate’s of Science degree, Louisville, KY) is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (

Outcomes data from the Annual Report of Current Status has been posted on the CoARC website. Follow this link directly to the Programmatic Outcomes Data page:

The Respiratory Therapy program admits a day cohort each June quarter and an evening cohort each January. Schedules vary but courses may be Mondays-Thursdays. Beginning in the third quarter, there are Friday-day, Friday-evening, Saturday-day and/or Saturday-evening clinical assignments. Students are accepted in the Winter (evening) and Summer (day) quarters only.

If you’d like to learn more about Sullivan University’s Respiratory Therapy program, request more information or if you’re ready to get started, enroll today!


ClassTitleCredit Hours
BIO100+Fundamentals of Science4
BIO200Essentials of Clinical Microbiology4
CCS110College Success Strategies2
CCS245Career Development2
ENG101+Composition I4
ENG102+Composition II4
MED171Medical Ethics4
MED172Anatomy & Physiology I4
MED173Anatomy & Physiology II4
MED176Medical Terminology4
MTH101+College Mathematics4
PSY214+Introduction to Psychology4
RES100Introduction to Clinical Assessment3
RES200Respiratory Fundamentals I5
RES300Respiratory Fundamentals II3
RES305*Respiratory Clinical I4
RES400Respiratory Fundamentals III3
RES402Cardiopulmonary Pathophysiology4
RES405*Respiratory Clinical II4
RES500Respiratory Pharmacology4
RES505*Respiratory Clinical III4
RES600Neonatal & Pediatric Respiratory Therapy3
RES605*Respiratory Clinical IV4
RES701Respiratory Therapy Seminar2
RES705*Respiratory Clinical V4
RES801Respiratory Therapy Registry Review3
RES805*Respiratory Clinical VI6
SOC214+Introduction to Sociology4
Total Credit Hours

+General education course

*The clinical requirement consists of 840 hours. Students may be placed in day, evening, or night shift clinical rotations depending on availability and course sequence. Some courses may require onsite clinical skills training. Students may not receive payment/reimbursement of any type for clinical hours required in their academic program. Students may also not perform these clinical hours with their employer in the capacity of their regular position. Some clinical settings may require TB, other specific tests or proof of current inoculations, and screening through the child abuse registry.

Respiratory Therapy Department has an additional policy and procedure manual.


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Respiratory Therapy Associate of Science Degree

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