Health Information Administration

Bachelors in Health Information Administration degree at Peirce College

Health Information Administration Degree

Your Bachelor's Degree in Health Information Administration

Peirce College's flexible Health Information Administration program is designed to advance the healthcare careers of working adult learners. Our Health Information Administration bachelor’s degree program is also a natural extension of our Health Information Technology associate degree program. Many students earn their associate degree, secure credentials, work in the health field and then return to school to earn a bachelor's degree when it fits their schedule. 

Health Information Administration students are taught by healthcare professionals with real-life experience and 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.

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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 the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management (CAHIIM). Read more about student achievements and program effectiveness outcomes below.

As with all of Peirce's programs, the Bachelor's in Health Information Administration degree program is available online or here on our Philadelphia campus.


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

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
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 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

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.

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.