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Bachelor of Science Degrees
CAHIIM Seal Small The baccalaureate degree program in HIM is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).
The BS in Health Information Management (HIM) emphasizes the development of skills for managing health information and the systems that collect, store, retrieve, disseminate, and communicate said information to support organizational operations and clinical and business decision making. The curriculum is designed to help students develop the knowledge and tools necessary to become effective and efficient leaders in HIM. The HIM program is 126 semester hours, and will be offered both on campus and through distance education. Upon completion of the program, graduates will be eligible to sit for the RHIA registration credentialing examination offered by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) 

BS, Health Services Management
The BS in Health Services Management is designed to provide health care practitioners and others with the skills and competencies to function as supervisors and managers in health care settings. Graduates will be prepared for mid-level management positions or for entrance into master's programs in allied health as the courses of study have been created to meet the pre-requisite. Typical work settings for graduates include hospitals, ambulatory care centers, long term care facilities, health research and clinical trials firms, and home health care agencies.

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MS, Health Informatics and Information Management
This master’s degree program is designed to prepare interested individuals for a career in Health Informatics and Health Information Management.  Students will learn how to acquire, store and use healthcare related information to improve the quality of patient care and improve population health.

Graduate Certificates - Apply Now
This certificate program is no longer accepting applications.

Graduate Certificate in Health Care Administration
The certificate in health care administration is designed for health care workers holding non-administrative degrees and for administrative degree holders without health care experience seeking employment in the field. Current health care workers with related degrees will increase their skill set, positioning themselves for advancement into or within management, while those with administrative backgrounds (e.g., Business or Public Administration) will be exposed to the uniqueness of health care administration.

This certificate program is designed to introduce individuals to the field of health informatics. This program teaches students how the acquisition, storage, and use of information in healthcare can be directly applied to patients or healthy individuals. Individuals with no background in healthcare or information technology are encouraged to apply to this program.

The HIM graduate certificate is targeted at BS degree holders from  relevant disciplines. It emphasizes the development of skills for managing health information and the systems that collect, store, retrieve, disseminate, and communicate said information to support organizational operations and clinical and business decision making. The curriculum is designed to help students develop the knowledge and tools necessary to become effective and efficient leaders in HIM. The certificate is 24 hours, and will be offered both on campus and through distance education. Upon completion of the program, graduates will be eligible to sit for the RHIA registration credentialing examination offered by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) 

The HCM certificate program is an option for MBA students to further their knowledge and skills in managing health care organizations.  Students are prepared for careers as managers in a variety of health care situations.  The knowledge gained from this certificate can be applied to hospitals, ambulatory care centers, long term care facilities, health research and clinical trials firms, home health care agencies, and health insurance companies.

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