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East Tennessee State University

Online Cardiopulmonary Science (Respiratory Therapy)


ETSU Online Repiratory Therapy Bachelor Degree

Respiratory Therapy careers are projected to grow 23% by 2026, and because ETSU allows more transfer credits than most universities,an online B.S. in Cardiopulmonary Sciences from ETSU can save you valuable time and tuition dollars while helping you move forward faster.

The Cardiopulmonary Science (Respiratory Therapy) Completion Program at ETSU is dedicated to providing state of the art instruction emphasizing clinical respiratory therapy practice based on scientific inquiry and meeting the needs of a diverse healthcare community. This program is designed for students with an A.A.S. degree and who are licensed or license-eligible in respiratory/cardiovascular technology.  

The ETSU Online Cardiopulmonary Science B.S is ooffered in a 100% online format to meet the needs of working health care providers while also allowing them to pursue advancement in their careers by preparing them to serve in roles such as department director, clinical supervisor, clinical director, pharmaceutical sales representative, asthma or COPD navigator.

In this program, students will build on their existing knowledge and enhance their communication, critical thinking, problem solving, research, and leadership skills. and offers enrollment throughout the academic year (fall, spring, and summer semesters) while also transfering more of their A.A.S. hours than are normally transferred for credit at other universities.


Program of Study

Online B.S. in Cardiopulmonary Sciences

View the course list and graduation requirements for ETSU's Bachelor of Science in Cardiopulmonary Science degree in the ETSU Undergraduate Catalog.

How to Apply

Program Admission Requirements

ETSU's online Cardiopulmonary Science Degree Completion Program is open to students who have successfully completed an Associate of Applied Science in Cardiopulmonary Science (Respiratory Therapy).

Step #1    Apply to ETSU

Step #2   Apply for admission to the Cardiopulmonary Science Program by using the online CPSC Application Form.

Clinical Observation (NOTE: clinical observation hours are not mandatory for consideration as an applicant for the program, but they are strongly encouraged). Students who wish to complete observation hours at a Mountain States Health Alliance can find information and the application on MSHA Student Volunteer Web Page.


Tuition, Fee, and Financial Assistance


ETSU Tuition and Fees

ETSU eRate (for out-of-state students taking ALL course work online in any semester)

Border County Information: Students in North Carolina and Virginia living in counties bordering Tennessee may receive in-state tuition. For more detailed tuition information based on your specific situation, please contact the ETSU Office of Admissions.

Student accounts, payment calendars, and payment plan information

ETSU Bursar Office

(423) 439-4212

Financial Aid

Financial Aid Step by Step Guide

Types of Aid

(423) 439-4300


Scholarship Information

(423) 439-7094



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