The Cardiorespiratory Sciences (CRS) Program trains students in the care, management and life-support of individuals who are experiencing cardiopulmonary deficiencies and abnormalities. An Associate of Applied Science Degree in Respiratory Therapy and a Bachelor of Applied Science Degree in Respiratory Therapy are available.
Students earning an associate degree are eligible to apply for credentials from the American Heart Association, Cardiovascular Credentialing International and the National Board for Respiratory Care. The associate degree is accredited by The Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (COARC).
The Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) Degree in CRS is a flexible online program ideal for working professionals who have graduated from a COARC-approved, advanced practice-level respiratory care program and have earned the RRT credential. The Northwest Commission of Colleges and Universities accredits the BAS degree.
Graduates can look forward to careers as respiratory care practitioners (RCPs), registered respiratory therapists (RRTs) and cardiac technicians in hospitals, nursing facilities and educational settings in addition to sales and management roles.
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- Cardiorespiratory FAQ
- Engelstad School of Health Sciences Handbook
- Cardiorespiratory Sciences BAS Advising Sheet
- Cardiorespiratory Sciences BAS Career Guide