The HIM Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).
2018 Health Information Management APPLICATION to Declare (Coming soon!)
PC Requirements for HIM Majors (pdf)
Graduates of the Health Information Management program earn a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Health Information Management and will be eligible to sit for the RHIA Exam -
Undergraduate students interested in pursuing master's level professional degrees in allied health disciplines are encouraged to seek academic advisement as freshman.
Criminal background checks are mandatory at many health care organizations. The Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) requires these checks. East Carolina University and the Health Services and Information Management Department are not responsible for reviewing background checks, ordering them, or paying for them. A student, who cannot finish the course work of the professional curricula because of negative item or items in a criminal background check, will not graduate. Neither East Carolina University nor the Health Services and Information Management Department will be held liable for the student's failure to graduate because of a criminal background. These background checks are required to complete the 160-hour internship experience during a student's senior year.
Drug screening is mandatory at some organizations. East Carolina University and the Health Services and Information Management Department are not responsible for reviewing drug screens, ordering them, or paying for them. A student, who cannot finish the course work of the professional curricula because of the results of a drug screen, will not graduate. Neither East Carolina University nor the Health Services and Information Management Department will be held liable for the student's failure to graduate or failure to meet eligibility to sit for the national registration examination because of the results of a drug screen.
Successfully complete at least 33 hours of the foundations curriculum courses and prerequisite courses prior to entering the program. Majors must earn a minimum grade of C in all core, cognate and foundations curriculum courses.
A minimum grade of C is required in the following prerequisite courses:
Recommended: ECON 2113. Principles of Microeconomics
For accepted majors who have not completed HIMA 3000 and HSMA 2000, these courses must be taken online in summer session I prior to entrance into the program in the fall.
Have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5. The admission process is competitive; it is to the candidate's advantage to have a higher GPA. Accepted applicants for the Fall of 2017 had earned a cumulative GPA mean of 3.52 with prerequisite GPA mean of 3.4.
Admission to East Carolina University. (Transfer students only). Please have all official transcripts sent to ECU Admissions. Do not send transcripts to the College of Allied Health Sciences.
Submit the completed APPLICATION by February 1.
Applicants will be evaluated by grade point average earned and prerequisite course work completed. The following criteria are also considered in the evaluation:
The applicant will be notified of the department's acceptance or rejection prior to pre-registration for summer school and fall semester.
ECU Undergraduate Admissions
ECU Undergraduate Catalog