Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Therapy (BSRT)

Applications are now being accepted for the January 2024 cohort. Talk to an advisor today!

RRT to BSRT Completion – Online

If you are already a RRT and have an AS or AAS degree, you can now complete your BSRT at UVU completely online while you work.

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Help others breathe more easily.

As a Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT), you can choose from wide-ranging areas of specialization in adult, pediatric and neonatal intensive care.



Employment of respiratory therapists is projected to grow 23 percent from 2020 to 2030, much faster than the average for all occupations.


Competitive salaries

The median annual wage for respiratory therapists was $62,810 in 2020 according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.


Make a difference

Treat people with health challenges affecting the heart and lungs such as asthma, emphysema, pneumonia, cardiovascular disorders, and trauma.


"You do not study to pass the test. You study to prepare for the day when you are the only thing between a patient and the grave."

-Mark Reid


Faculty Spotlight

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Max Eskelson MS RRT FCCP

My journey to becoming an FCCP (Fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians) started in 1974. During my career, I have been involved in supervision, education, middle management, research, hyperbaric medicine, aeromedical transport and adult critical care. I am honored to be recognized by a leading medical organization for my contributions to healthcare and patient care.

When you become an FCCP, you play an active role in advancing the field of chest medicine while enjoying the prestige of being associated with a distinctive group of chest medicine professionals. Obtaining the FCCP designation recognizes you as a leader in CHEST, your profession, your institution, and (most importantly) demonstrates commitment to patients.

Community Involvement

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Local Professional Simulations

Working in accordance with local hospitals, respiratory therapy students participate in real-world simulations based on current needs and issues facing hospital staff. This opportunity allows students to come together with local professionals with different backgrounds to learn about the best patient care options for community members.

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Strengthening Families

Students and faculty members donated their time and resources to provide health education courses for families involved in the in the Strengthening Families Program. Kids involved were teamed up with a UVU mentor who helped them through each station and answered their questions.

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This student led program takes respiratory therapy students to local schools to teach elementary, junior high, and high school students about lung health and the critical dangers of smoking/vaping at a young age. During the program, Breathe-ZY participants lead students in the dissection of a “smoking” pig to discover the dangers of smoking.


The Respiratory Therapy baccalaureate program at Utah Valley University, Orem, Utah, has continued accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC). Our program number is 200625. To view the CoARC Outcomes please visit CoARC Outcomes Data. CoARC accredits respiratory therapy education programs in the United States. To achieve this end, it utilizes an ‘outcomes based’ process. Programmatic outcomes are performance indicators that reflect the extent to which the educational goals of the program are achieved and by which program effectiveness is documented.

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Utah Valley University academic programs are designed to prepare students to sit for applicable licensure or certification in Utah. If you plan to pursue licensure or certification in a state other than Utah, please review state educational requirements for licensure and certification and state licensing board contact information at the following website: UVU Professional Licensure