BS in Health Information Administration

Professional practice experience (PPE) is an integral part of the health information administration curriculum. The PPE is project oriented with students acting as project managers, creating a proposal letter and project forms, deliverable(s), presentation, survey and follow up analysis. Sites and projects vary by location. Students are required to meet all site requirements including immunizations and background checks. Students must provide their own transportation to the site.

BS in Health Information Administration

Below is a sample plan of study.  Consult your degree audit for your program requirements. Grades of "C" or better required in all EXSC and HIM courses.

Plan of Study Grid
First TermHours
BUAD 1020 Micro-Computer Applications In Business 3
ENGL 1110 College Composition I 3
EXSC 1560 Fundamentals of Anatomy and Physiology 3
EXSC 1460 Fundamentals of Anatomy and Physiology Lab 1
HHS 1000 Health And Human Services/College Orientation 1
Arts/Humanities Core 3
Second Term
BMGT 1540
Organizational Behavior
or Executive Communication Essentials
BMGT 2020 Human Resource Development 3
BUAD 2020 Information Technology Management 3
CMPT 1420 Microsoft Access Database Applications 2
MATH 2600 Introduction To Statistics 3
Third Term
EXSC 2580 Human Pathophysiology For Health Care 3
ENGL 2950
Technical Writing
or Professional and Business Writing
HIM 2230 Healthcare Document Requirement (FL) 3
HIM 2260 Legal Issues in HIM (FL) 2
HIM 2300 Healthcare Resources, Payers (FL) 3
Fourth Term
ACTG 2310 Financial Management for Health Care 3
HIM 2210 Medical and Pharmacological Terminology (SP) 3
HIM 3240 Health Information Administration Practices (SP) 4
INFS 3250 Business Data Analysis & Reporting 3
Social Sciences Core (Diversity of US) 3
Fifth Term
HIM 2310 Acute Care Clinical Classification Systems And Services (FL) 4
HIM 2350 Reimbursement Methodologies (FL) 2
HIM 3940 Healthcare Content and Record Management (FL) 4
Core Elective (Non-US Diversity) 3
Natural Sciences Core 3
Sixth Term
COMM 2840 Interpersonal Communication 3
HIM 2320 Ambulatory Clinical Classifications Systems And Services (SP) 4
Upper Division Supporting Elective 3
Social Sciences Core 3
Core Elective 3
Seventh Term
HIM 4210 Healthcare Statistics, Registries, Research (FL) 4
HIM 4230 Compliance and Ethical Issues (FL) 3
HIM 4300 Performance Improvement and Quality Outcomes in Healthcare (FL) 3
Upper Division Supporting Elective 3
Core Elective 3
Eighth Term
HIM 4500 Health Informatics & Information Management 4
HIM 4910 Integrative Capstone Experience (SP) 4
HIM 4940 Professional Practice Experience 4
Elective: Foreign Language Recommended 2
 Total Hours120

Courses noted with FL or SP are only offered in those semesters. 
All HIM courses are offered online only.

  • PLO 1. Students are able to examine significant debates and questions\\n
  • PLO 2. Students are able to demonstrate an understanding of discipline specific knowledge.\\n
  • PLO 3. Students are able to apply knowledge in the field to solve unique problems.\\n
  • PLO 4. Students engage in critical thinking, actively conceptualizing, applying, analyzing, synthesizing, and/or evaluating information.\\n
  • PLO 5. Students demonstrate proficiency in information literacy and the ability to use information resources.\\n
  • PLO 6. Students will demonstrate the ability to engage in ethical reasoning.\\n
  • PLO 7. Students will demonstrate the ability to communicate both orally and in writing,\\n
  • PLO 8. Students will demonstrate interpersonal skills that support effective communication, i.e., emotional intelligence.
  • PLO 9. Students will evaluate their role and profession in the community and globally.\\n
  • PLO 10. Students will demonstrate knowledge of their ethical responsibility when conducting research in terms of the rights of human subjects and proper scientific conduct.\\n
  • PLO 11. Students will demonstrate the integration of knowledge by creating a unique group presentation or project.\\n
  • PLO 12. Students will demonstrate the ability to work collaboratively with others.
  • PLO 13. Students will apply their knowledge and skill to effectively meet the expectations of their internship or co-op supervisor.