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The Health Information Management program is housed within the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences Department of Health Information Management. This is an upper division major meaning students start the HIM program after completing 60 college credits including specific prerequisite courses.

Program Summary
60 credits required to begin program (see prerequisite courses)
Programs starts fall term only
2 years (5 terms including 1 summer session)
123 credits total required to graduate

If you have an interest in health care and information technology, health information management (HIM) may be the right career choice for you. It’s a field that is changing rapidly, as new technology makes information more accessible and new regulations evolve to safeguard individual privacy. At the University of Pittsburgh, we prepare the next generation of HIM professionals to meet that unique challenge. Our graduates manage information centers and medical records departments for hospitals, rehabilitation centers, and other healthcare settings—never forgetting that service to the patient lies at the core of their work. Check out HIM job opportunities through this interactive career map.

Results from the 2016 outcomes assessment reported to CAHIIM in the 2017 Annual Program Report (APAR) indicate:

  • A 100% employer satisfaction rate
  • A 100% graduate satisfaction rate
  • A 100% graduation rate

Upon successful completion of the program, students are eligible to sit for the AHIMA Registration Examination to become credentialed as a Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA).