Professional Course Sequencing

Meet the general admission requirements of the University and be enrolled as a pre-Health Information Administration major. Attain a cumulative and science grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale. A personal essay of 400 words, typewritten on a separate sheet, describing the factors that influenced your decision to enter the HIA profession and your professional aspirations following completion of the program and submission of three recommendation letters in sealed envelopes are required.

Job Outlook

A career in health information offers a challenging, exciting and rewarding career choice. Students are prepared to assume employment in a variety of traditional and non-traditional organizations. Graduates completing the program are eligible to sit for the national certification exam of the American Health Information Management Association where upon completion can become a Registered Health Information Administrator.

General Education Requirment
Fall Semester Year 1 Crd Hrs Spring Semester Year 1 Crd Hrs
ENG 1230/1270 – Composition I 3 ENG 1240/1280 – Composition II 3
MATH 1200– College Algebra/Lab 3 PSYC 1100 – Intro to Psychology 3
BIOL 1080 – Biological Science Survey I & Lab 3 MATH 1600-Basic Statistics & Probability 3
ELECTIVE-FOREIGN LANGUAGE I 3 ELECTIVE-FOREIGN LANGUAGE II 3
CMAT 2030- Speech 3 PHYS 1000-Physical Science 3
Total 15 Total 15
Fall Semester Year 2 Crd Hrs Spring Semester Year 2 Crd Hrs
ZOOL 2050 – Human Anatomy & Lab 4 PSLY 2040- Human Physiology & Lab 4
HSC 1104-Medical Terminology 3 CPTR 1060- Intro to computers 3
HSC 2150- Intro to Health Professions 3 SOC 1250- U.S. Diversity 3
ELECTIVE, HUMANITIES- Fine Arts 3 HSC 3321 Service Learning 3
PHIL 1020 or PHIL 1030 Critical Thinking 3    
Total 16 Total 13
Professional Phase
Fall Semester - Year 3 Crd Hrs Spring Semester Year 3 Crd Hrs
HIA 3011 Acute Care Health Info Syst. 4 HIA 3100 Alt. Health Care Delivery Syst. 4
HIA 3300 Clinical Medicine I 3 HIA 3200 Intro ICD-9-CM Coding 3
HIA 3400 Computers in Health Care 4 HIA 3600 Legal Aspects & Ethics in HIA 3
HIA 3500 Health Care Statistics 3 HIA 3910 Technical PPE (OPTIONAL) 3
HIA 3810 Health Info Management I 3    
Total 17 Total 10 or 13
Summer Semester Crd Hrs Fall Semester Year 4 Crd Hrs
HIA 3910 Technical PPE 3 HIA 3900 Ambulatory Coding 4
    HIA 4010 Health Info Management II 5
    HIA 4020 Health Care Finance 2
    HIA 4100 Education and Training 2
    HIA 4900 Data Analysis for Research 3
Total 3 Total 16
Spring Semester Crd Hrs   Crd Hrs
HIA 4200 Research in Health Care & HIM 3    
HIA 4300 Health Info Stds, Reg & Reimb. 3    
HIA 4400 Health Care Org. Info Systems 5    
HIA 4600 Management PPE 3    
HIA 4700 RHIA Exam Prep 2    
Total 16 Total Program Hours 123
All students must fulfill HIA Department requirements and the University’s requirements. ** 773-995-2552  
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