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
- Must have associate's degree in Cardiovascular Technology or Respiratory Care
- Must hold licensure, certification, or registration
- Minimum GPA of 2.0
School Accreditation Statement
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges