Health Information Administration

Bachelors in Health Information Administration degree at Peirce College

Health Information Administration Degree

Our flexible Health Information Administration program is designed to advance the careers of working adults.

Your Bachelor's Degree in Health Information Administration

Our Health Information Administration bachelor’s degree program is a natural extension of the associate degree program—with many students earning their associate degree, securing credentials, working in the field and then returning to earn a bachelor's degree when it fits their schedule.

CAHIIM Accredited Health Program

This Bachelor's in Health Information Administration degree program is available online or here on our Philadelphia campus, and it is led by healthcare professionals with real-life experience who are active in professional associations. Plus, our adjunct faculty members hold high-level positions at large Philadelphia-based hospitals including CHOP, Einstein and Temple.

Get the technical and managerial skills you’ll need to succeed in one of the nation’s fastest-growing fields. Learn more about why Peirce's Health Information Administration degree can help you do it and apply today to take your first step toward a rewarding and fulfilling career.

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

Curriculum

For course requirements and prerequisite information, refer to the individual course descriptions in the College Catalog.

Bachelor of Science Degree Curriculum - Minimum Total Credits: 121

INSTITUTIONAL REQUIREMENTS Min. Credits
PRC PRC 100 or PRC 101* 1
BIS 111 Application Software Fundamentals 3
COM 112 Speech Communication 3
COM 312 Practical Reasoning 3
ENG 101 English Composition 3
ENG 103 Rhetoric and Research 3
HUM 102 Introduction to Ethics 3
HUM HUM Core (choose 1) 3
MAT 101 Introduction to College Mathematics 3
MAT 102 College Algebra 3
PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology 3
SCI 240 Anatomy & Physiology I 3
SCI 250 Anatomy & Physiology II 3
SOC 240 Sociology of Behavior and Illness 3
GEN ED General Education Core (choose 1) 3
PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS:Min. Credits
HIT 100Medical Terminology3
HIT 101Introduction to Health Information Technology3
HIT 200Statistical Applications in Healthcare3
HIT 215Legal Issues in Health Information Management3
HIT 218Healthcare Reimbursement3
SCI 270Pathophysiology3
HIT 220ICD 9/10 CM Coding3
HIT 225CPT Outpatient Coding3
HIT 230Computer Information Systems for HIT3
BIS 235Database Management Systems3
HIT 250Managing Quality and Performance Improvement in HIM3
HIT 297HIT Professional Practice Workshop0
HIT 298Professional Practice Experience3
HIA 310Advanced Quality Management and Performance Improvement in Healthcare3
HIA 320HIPAA for the Healthcare Manager3
HIA 340HIM Research Methods3
HCA 340Financing Healthcare3
HIA 350Electronic Health Records3
HIA 360HC Code Sets/Clinical Terminologies3
HIA 370HIM Compliance3
HIA 380Strategic Planning and Organizational Development in Healthcare3
HIA 497HIA Professional Practice Workshop
(Required for students enrolling in off campus section of HIA 499)
0
HIA 498Health Information Administration Capstone3
HIA 499HIA Professional Practice Experience (PPE)3
ELEElective Courses (choose 4)12

Program Mission

The Peirce College Bachelor of Science in Health Information Administration (HIA) degree program will provide accessible education to non-traditional students and prepare graduates for employment in the field of Health Information Management. 

Career Options

Graduates of the HIA program may secure administrative and managerial positions in hospitals, multi-specialty clinics and physician practices, long-term care, mental health and other ambulatory settings, software vendors, consulting firms, education and pharmaceutical managed care organizations, health insurance companies, health marketing firms, non-profit community-related organizations and associations, government agencies (local, state and federal), law firms focused on healthcare issues and other healthcare regulatory bodies.

Plus, they're eligible to become members of the Health Programs Student Association (HPSA) and can continue on to pursue a Master's of Science in Healthcare Administration.

For more information about potential healthcare careers for Peirce graduates, visit our Healthcare Careers page.

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“Students enrolled in this program must understand the frequency with which the healthcare industry changes and be prepared to remain current. The successful student will practice effective time management and study skills, which are necessary to meet the demands of accelerated coursework.”

Stephanie A. Donovan

Faculty Chair, Health Programs

Interested in a degree in Health Information Administration? Contact an Admissions Representative and get started with your application.

You can also apply using our online application.