Coalition for Baccalaureate and Graduate Respiratory Therapy Education

Respiratory Therapy Programs
Awarding an Associate Degree

with a Baccalaureate Option


The Roster was prepared by the Coalition for Baccalaureate and Graduate Respiratory Therapy Education (CoBGRTE) to assist students in selecting a respiratory therapy program. The roster also serves as a communication tool for existing and developing baccalaureate and graduate respiratory therapy programs. The reader is encouraged to visit program web sites and to contact each program directly for more information. New or existing programs not included on the roster should contact the Chair of the CoBGRTE Steering Committee with program information. Suggestions to improve the roster are welcome. An AARC approved white paper from the CoBGRTE Steering Committee, “Development of Baccalaureate and Graduate Degrees in Respiratory Care,” can be found using the link:

Associate Degree in Respiratory Therapy
with a Baccalaureate Degree

Associate Degree Programs have a curriculum designed to provide students who possess no prior competence in respiratory care, with the knowledge and clinical skills required to function competently as a registry-eligible respiratory therapist. Conferral of the associate degree requires completion of the academic prerequisites to become a registry-eligible respiratory therapist. Programs that also offer associate to baccalaureate (ASRT to BSRT) degree advancement track have an additional “ASRT to BSRT” designation for program type. Associate programs which also offer a CoARC accredited polysomnography program option are so indicated under program type.


Middle Georgia State College
School of Health Sciences

100 College Station Drive

Macon, Georgia 31206

Program Dir: Teri Miller MEd RRT

Medical Dir: R. Jonathan Dean, MD

Program Type: ASRT to BSRT (partially online)

Class Cap: None   Begins: Applications accepted year-round

Tel: 478-471-2789

Fax: 478-471-2787




Nebraska Methodist College

Josie Harper Campus

Respiratory Care Program

720 North 87th Street

Omaha, NE 68114-2852

Program Dir: Christine Hamilton, DHSc, RRT, AE-C

Medical Dir: Patrick G. Meyers, MD

Program Type: ASRT to BS Healthcare Administration (online) or ASRT to BS in Health Studies (RT major)

Class Cap: 14 Begins: May, August, or January

Tel: 402-354-7065

Fax: 402-354-7130




Kettering College

Respiratory care
3737 Southern Boulevard
Kettering, OH 45429
Program Dir: Nancy E. Colletti, PhD, RRT
Medical Dir: George Burton, MD
Program Type: ASRT to BSRT Completion
Class Capacity: 24 Start: fall, winter, spring
Tel: 937-395-8601 x55644
Fax: 937-395-8635


University of Cincinnati
3202 Eden Ave.
Cincinnati, OH 45267
Program Dir: Shane Keene, DHSc, RRT-NPS, CPFT, RPSGT, RST
Medical Dir: N/A
Program Type: Online BSRT Completion
Class Capacity: None Start: Each Semester
Tel: 513-558-8515 Fax: 513-558-7494

Gannon University-Erie, PA

Respiratory Therapy Program

109 University Square

Erie, PA 16541

Program Dir: Charles Cornfield, MS, RRT

Medical Dir: Joseph Rowane, D.O., FCCP

Program Type: 2 yrs Preprof. + 2 yrs Prof, ASRT to BSRT

Class Cap: 16 Begins: August

Tel: 814-871-5637

Fax: 814-871-5662




Gwynedd-Mercy College

School of Allied Health Professions

Respiratory Care Program

Sumneytown Pike

Gwynedd Valley, PA 19537-0901

Program Director: William F. Galvin, MSEd, RRT, CPFT, AE-C, FAARC

Medical Dir: Donald Peterson, MD

Program Type: ASRT to BSRT

Class Cap: 16   Begins: August

Tel: 215-641-5536

Fax: 215-641-5559




South Dakota

Dakota State University

820 N. Washington Ave

Madison, SD 57042-1799

Program Dir: Bruce A. Feistner, MSS, RRT

Medical Dir: Ashraf Elshami, MD

Program Type: ASRT to BSRT

Class Cap: 8 in Sioux Falls, 4 in Rapid City       Begins: September

Tel: 605-322-8613

Fax: 605-322-6666



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