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Master of Science in Respiratory Care recognized as the field’s best online master’s degree

Respiratory Care faculty meet with student

Boise State University’s Master of Science in Respiratory Care online program launched in 2018 and it has already been nationally recognized as the best online master’s degree in respiratory therapy. The publication Intelligent compared 293 programs to determine the top 27 programs offered throughout the country.

The online program is designed for active registered respiratory therapists, providing them with opportunities to serve as educators, researchers, managers, clinical specialists and leaders throughout the healthcare delivery system.

“Just five months in the Master of Science in Respiratory Care program has already made a significant impact in my career as a respiratory therapist,” said Mark Vargas, who entered the program after years of contemplating further schooling. “As a current student, I highly recommend it to any respiratory therapists looking to advance their career. The program has met my expectations and beyond.”

Alyssa Zemke, a student in the Master of Science in Respiratory Care program.
Alyssa Zemke, a student in the Master of Science in Respiratory Care program.

The program’s innovative curriculum is focused on educational leadership. It is designed to support the professional advancement of registered respiratory therapists who wish to broaden the scope of respiratory care practice through the pursuit of administration and educational positions, either in academia or the healthcare setting. Those who wish to serve as leaders in the clinical setting by becoming content experts or consultants are prepared with an advanced understanding of cardiopulmonary physiology and disease management.

“With the perfect balance of advanced cardiopulmonary theory, extensive leadership training and fundamental education principles, this program is just what the respiratory care profession needs to continue our growth as vital members of the healthcare team,” said student Jessica Foreman-Starks. “Any therapist looking to advance their career need look no further than this program at Boise State.”

More information about the online program can be found here.