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


  • 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