New degree approved by BGSU Board of Trustees

Bachelor of Science in respiratory care degree first program to be granted entirely at Firelands


The Bowling Green State University Board of Trustees at its Feb. 23 meeting approved a new Bachelor of Science in respiratory care degree program, to be offered by BGSU Firelands.

It will be the first bachelor’s degree to be granted entirely through BGSU Firelands, and replaces Firelands’ associate degree in respiratory care.  

The new bachelor’s degree will prepare graduates for a variety of professional roles and for graduate study. More in-depth training is required as physicians increasingly rely on respiratory therapists to be more self-directed in patient care.

“With its extensive programs in allied health and its many longtime connections to health care sites throughout the community, BGSU Firelands is well situated to offer this enhanced opportunity to students,” said President Rodney Rogers. “This is also another opportunity for BGSU to meet the workforce needs of the state, while providing highly trained health care professionals for its citizens.”

The next step in its implementation will be approval by the Ohio Department of Higher Education.