Health Information Administration

Department Chairperson: Dr. Rachel Stewart

Faculty: Adrianne Bolden, Ruth Leroy, Barbara Price .

The Department of Health Information Administration (HIA) offers a 68-hour post-baccalaureate certificate in Health Information Administration. Students following the program may prepare for employment in hospitals, clinics, health agencies, health information systems, medical research programs or any other health-related organization. Completers are eligible to write the national certification examination administered by the American Health Information Management Association. Upon successful completion of this examination, completers are awarded the credentials of Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA).

The Health Information Administration program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management (CAHIIM).

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Health Information Administration

Admission Requirements

  • An earned bachelor’s degree in any field from a regionally accredited college or university.
  • Completion of the following prerequisites or their equivalents with a grade of at least C in all courses and a GPA of 3.0: BIOL 1080/108, ZOOL 2050/250, PSLY 2040/204, MATH 1600/210, ENG 2790/279, HIA 1000/107, and MGMT 3600/260.
  • Completed application and three letters of recommendation.

Specific Requirements

Completion of 68 credit hours of upper level professional courses with a GPA of 3.0 as follows: HIA 3000/200, 3010/201, 3100/204, 3100/205, 3200/207, 3300/209, 3400/210, 3500/211, 3600/212, 3700/213, 3800/214, 3900/216, 3910/217, 4000/307, 4100/308, 4200/309, 4300/311, 4400/312, 4500/313, 4600/314, and 4700/315.

Students may transfer in professional level courses if they have not been a part of their bachelor degree study. The certificate must be completed within five years.