Our undergraduate HI curriculum focuses on health care data science. Prepare to gain valuable skills in:
- Applied Informatics
- Cyber Security
- Privacy and Security
- Data Visualization
- Data Analytics
- Medical Coding/CDI
- Quality Management
This knowledge prepares you to become a Certified Health Data Analyst (CHDA®) or a Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) – one of the most sought-after health IT certifications in the world!
Our Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management (now a BS in Health Informatics) is currently ranked #5 among similar programs nationwide.
Students complete the required coursework for this degree during their junior and senior years of undergraduate study. Students are required to complete 63 credits of School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences coursework. Students have the option of obtaining the Bachelor of Philosophy (BPhil) degree, a unique undergraduate degree jointly awarded by University Honors College and the HI undergraduate program.
Fall Term-Junior Year
- HI 1011 - CLINICAL SCIENCES IN HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
- HI 1020 - HEALTH DATA SCIENCE PROGRAMMING USING PYTHON AND R
- HI 1210 - HEALTH INFORMATION AND THE HEALTH CARE SYSTEM
- HI 1250 - FOUNDATIONS OF HEALTH INFORMATICS AND INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
- HI 1430 - LEADERSHIP
Spring Term-Junior Year
- HI 1437 - CLASSIFICATION SYSTEMS IN HEALTHCARE
- HI 1451 - DATABASE DESIGN AND BIG DATA ANALYTICS
- HI 1452 - DIGITAL HEALTH AND ELECTRONIC HEALTH RECORD SYSTEM
- HI 1454 - DATA SCIENCE IN HEALTH INFORMATICS
- HI 1650 - INTRO TO STATISTICS AND RESEARCH DESIGN
Fall Term-Senior Year
- HI 1230 - FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT & HEALTH CARE REIMBURSEMENT
- HI 1411 - QUALITY MANAGEMENT
- HI 1450 - SECURITY, PRIVACY, LEGAL & ETHICAL ISSUES IN HEALTH CARE
- HI 1453 - DATA ANALYTICS AND MACHINE LEARNING IN HEALTH SCIENCE
- HI 1485 - PROJECT MANAGEMENT & SYSTEMS ANALYSIS
Spring Term-Senior Year
- HI 1231 - TALENT MANAGEMENT AND HUMAN RESOURCES
- HI 1431 - REVENUE CYCLE MANAGEMENT
- HI 1471 - INTRO TO HEALTHCARE IT AND EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES
- HI 1497 - CLINICAL INTERNSHIP
- HI 1651 - CAPSTONE PROJECT
Total Prerequisite Credits: 60
Total SHRS Credits: 60
Total Credits: 120
Most of our courses are only offered once per academic year. If a student fails to successfully complete a course, the student must retake the course the next academic year. Furthermore, this may also prevent the student from registering for the advanced-level courses and delay the date of graduation.
Please note this program requires that you complete clinical education at facilities external to the University. Students are required to provide their own transportation to clinical sites, whether they are on campus or located at an off-campus site. There are requirements that students need to meet before they can participate in clinical education, including having an annual physical examination (including specific immunizations and TB testing), completing HIPAA and Bloodborne Pathogen training, purchasing liability insurance and carrying personal health insurance. All students are also required to annually obtain Act 34 clearance (PA State Criminal Record Check), Act 33 clearance (PA Child Abuse History Clearance) and Act 73 clearance (FBI Background Check with Clearance). If there is a criminal infraction on any of these clearances, the student may not be able to be placed for Clinical Education, which will require the student to withdraw from the class; this may prevent progress to graduation. Additionally, some facilities may require a drug screen to determine whether you are qualified to participate in clinical education.