Bachelor of Science in Cardiopulmonary Sciences
Florida SouthWestern State College

Program Details

Cardiovascular technologists and respiratory care professionals can advance their careers with a bachelor’s degree in Cardiopulmonary Sciences. Students will develop leadership and management skills and a broader knowledge of healthcare delivery skills.

Applicants need to be credentialed as a Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT), Registered Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist (RCIS), or Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer (RDCS). Classes cover a range of topics including professional issues, advanced pharmacology, patient management, and community health. Graduates will be equipped to provide services including health promotion, disease prevention, patient education, disease-specific case management, and diagnosis and treatment of cardiopulmonary and sleep disorders.

Students in this online healthcare degree will study:

  • Pathophysiologic mechanisms
  • Health care ethics
  • Chest medicine
  • Advanced neonatal medicine
  • Education in community and acute healthcare environments

Learning Pace


% Online

100% Online

School Accreditation & Licensing

Florida SouthWestern State College is accredited by:

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Associate Degree

Recommended GPA

2.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Application Requirements

Occupational License, Official College Transcript(s)