Bachelor’s in Health Information Administration

The Bachelor of Science in Health Information Administration prepares students for career advancement in the administrative and management sectors of the healthcare information management industry.

  • Save time and money by applying up to 90 transfer credits toward this degree.
  • Earn credit for select Health Information Technology certifications.
  • Complete your remaining credits entirely online or through a combination of online and on-campus courses.
  • Gain the knowledge and skills that can lead to professional advancement and graduate-level study.
  • Program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management (CAHIIM). Read more about student achievements and program effectiveness outcomes below.
  • Peirce’s associate degree in Health Information Technology transfers seamlessly to this program.

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.

Program at a Glance:



Transfer Credits:

Up to 90 transfer credits can be applied to this degree


100% online, or a blend of online and on-campus courses


See how you can finish this degree for about $20,000

Per Credit Tuition:

$600 per credit

See if you are eligible for a corporate discount

*Tuition is based on 2020-2021 tuition and does not include fees or books.

Bachelor’s to Master’s:

Up to 12 graduate credits can be earned for this program at the undergraduate rate that also apply to the MS in Organizational Leadership and Management.Learn more.


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

PRCPRC 100 or PRC 101*1
BIS 111Application Software Fundamentals3
COM 112Speech Communication3
COM 312Practical Reasoning3
ENG 101English Composition3
ENG 103Rhetoric and Research3
HUM 102Introduction to Ethics3
HUM/HISHumanities/History Core (choose 1)3
MAT 101Introduction to College Mathematics3
MAT 102College Algebra3
PSY 101Introduction to Psychology3
SCI 240Anatomy & Physiology I3
SCI 250Anatomy & Physiology II3
SOC 240Sociology of Behavior and Illness3
GEN EDGeneral Education Core (choose 1)3

HIT 100Medical Terminology3
HIT 101Introduction to Health Information Management3
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 230Information 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 Records and Health Information Exchange3
HIA 370HIM Compliance3
HIA 400Healthcare Data Analytics3
HIA 480Strategic Planning and Organizational Development in Healthcare3
HIA 497HIA Professional Practice Workshop
(Required for students enrolling in off campus section of HIA 499)
HIA 498Health Information Administration Capstone3
HIA 499HIA Professional Practice Experience (PPE)3
ELEElective Courses (choose four)12

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.

Student Achievement

CAHIIM’s accreditation standards are overseen by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), to ensure programs offer the highest quality education to students. Below are several program effectiveness outcomes for Peirce’s HIA program.


  1. Student satisfaction rate: 86%.
  2. Student employment in health-related field: 86%.
  3. Average time to degree completion: 22 months.
  4. Success in obtaining RHIA credential: 100% for first-time test takers.

Learn more about Peirce HIA student achievement.

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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.

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