Health Information Management

The Degree

The BS in Health Information Management (HIM) emphasizes the development of skills for managing health information and the systems that collect, store, retrieve, disseminate, and communicate said information to support organizational operations and clinical and business decision making. The curriculum is designed to help students develop the knowledge and tools necessary to become effective and efficient leaders in HIM. The HIM program is 120 semester hours and is offered both on campus and through distance education. Upon completion of the program, graduates will be eligible to sit for the Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) credentialing examination offered by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).

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Admission / Prerequisites

Admission requires an overall 2.5 gpa and minimum grade of “C” in all prerequisite courses. However, meeting the minimum requirements does not ensure admission. Applications are due by February 1st each year for the next fall. Although the minimum gpa requirement is a 2.5, admission is competitive. Typically, 15 students are accepted each year. The average gpa of accepted students is usually a 3.5.

  • Principles of Human Anatomy & Physiology – Biol 2130/2131 or Biol 2140/2141 & 2150/2151
  • College Algebra – Math 1065 (must have a C or better to be eligible to apply)
  • Statistics – Bios 1500, Math 2228, Math 2283, or Psyc 2101
  • Intro to Computers – Mis 2223
  • Medical Terminology – Hima 3000
  • Professional Roles and Environments in Health Care – Hsma 2000

Application for the program (application will reopen in December)

Health Information Management