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BS in Health Information Management

In Purdue University Global's Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management program, students have the chance to learn about applying IT solutions to the health care field. Learn more about this program here.

Official Program Name:

Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management

School Offering Program:

Purdue University Global

Degree Level:

Bachelor of Science

Program Requirements:

Students looking into this program should have strong critical thinking, research, and leadership skills. They should also be interested in working with information technology within the healthcare field. Prerequisites for this program include a GED, high school diploma, or the equivalent.

Program Description:

The Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management program at Purdue University Global gives students the chance to develop technology, critical thinking, and communications skills. Students' major coursework includes instruction in healthcare technology infrastructure, legal considerations for health information, medical terminology, and medical coding. Additionally, students will learn advanced practices in health informatics. Students must also complete core requirements in the arts and humanities, physical science, and social science in order to complete their degree.

Learning Format:


Program Length/Total Credits Required:

180 credits.

Financial Aid Available:

Eligible students could be able to receive financial aid in the forms of grants, loans, and scholarships. Contact Purdue University Global's financial aid office for more information.

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Required Courses for a Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management:

Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Purdue University Global to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Major Requirements (117 credits)

  • HA 255: Human Resources for Health Care Organizations 1 (5 credits)
  • HI 135: Legal Aspects of Health Information 1 (5 credits)
  • HI 150: Automation of Health Information 1 (5 credits)
  • HI 215: Reimbursement Methodologies 1 (3 credits)
  • HI 230: Quality Assurance and Statistics in Health Information 1 (5 credits)
  • HI 253: Medical Coding I 1 (5 credits)
  • HI 255: Medical Coding II 1 (5 credits)
  • HS 111: Medical Terminology 1 (5 credits)
  • HS 140: Pharmacology 1 (5 credits)
  • HS 200: Diseases of the Human Body 1 (5 credits)
  • HS 230: Health Care Administration 1 (5 credits)
  • SC 121: Human Anatomy and Physiology I 1 (5 credits)
  • SC 131: Human Anatomy and Physiology II 1 (5 credits)
  • HI 300: Information Technology and Systems for Health Care (6 credits)
  • HI 305: Management of Health Information (6 credits)
  • HI 410: Advanced Reimbursement Methodology (6 credits)
  • HS 305: Research Methods for Health Sciences (6 credits)
  • HS 311: Epidemiology and Biostatistics I (6 credits)
  • HS 312: Epidemiology and Biostatistics II (6 credits)
  • HS 420: Advanced Health Informatics (6 credits)
  • HS 450: Strategic Planning and Organizational Development for Health Care (6 credits)
  • HI 499: Bachelor's Capstone in Health Information Management (6 credits)

Core Requirements (33 credits)

  • 100/200-level General Education Courses (13 credits)
  • 200-level: Arts and Humanities Course (5 credits)
  • 200-level: Physical Science Course (5 credits)
  • 200-level: Social Science Course (5 credits)

Open Electives (30 credits)

Post Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Completing Purdue University Global's Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management program may prepare you for entry-level employment or to continue your education. Students who complete a master's degree program may develop new skills or refine their existing ones. Examples of graduate degree programs students could apply for include:

  • Master of Business Administration in Information Technology
  • Master of Science in Information Technology
  • Master of Science in Management / Project Management

Career Paths:

In the course of completing this degree program, students may develop skills in developing and deploying research and critical thinking skills, professional standards in information management, and skills in decision making. These skills help prepare graduates for careers in the IT and health informatics sectors. Job opportunities graduates could pursue include':

  • Health information management auditor
  • Project manager
  • Health informatics analyst

* Speak to an Admissions Advisor or refer to the University Catalog for the Transfer of Credit policy.

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