Respiratory Therapy

Associate of Science Degree

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

Sullivan University is no longer accepting new enrollments for this program. If you were previously enrolled, please see the teach out plan here: You can inquire about re-entry by calling 502-447-1000, or by emailing

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 goal of the Respiratory Therapy A.S. program is to prepare graduates with demonstrated competence in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains of respiratory care practice as performed by registered respiratory therapists (RRTs).

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!


Class Title Credit Hours
BIO100+ Fundamentals of Science 4
BIO200 Essentials of Clinical Microbiology 4
CCS110 College Success Strategies 2
CCS245 Career Development 2
ENG101+ Composition I 4
ENG102+ Composition II 4
MSS204 Medical Ethics 4
MSS123 Anatomy & Physiology I 4
MSS133 Anatomy & Physiology II 4
MSS104 Medical Terminology 4
MTH101+ College Mathematics 4
PSY214+ Introduction to Psychology 4
RES100 Introduction to Clinical Assessment 3
RES200 Respiratory Fundamentals I 5
RES300 Respiratory Fundamentals II 3
RES305* Respiratory Clinical I 4
RES400 Respiratory Fundamentals III 3
RES402 Cardiopulmonary Pathophysiology 4
RES405* Respiratory Clinical II 4
RES500 Respiratory Pharmacology 4
RES505* Respiratory Clinical III 4
RES600 Neonatal & Pediatric Respiratory Therapy 3
RES605* Respiratory Clinical IV 4
RES701 Respiratory Therapy Seminar 2
RES705* Respiratory Clinical V 4
RES801 Respiratory Therapy Registry Review 3
RES805* Respiratory Clinical VI 6
SOC214+ Introduction to Sociology 4
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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