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.

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.

Our Health Information Administration program is currently in candidacy status pending an accreditation review by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management.

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.


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 100 Medical Terminology 3
HIT 101 Introduction to Health Information Technology 3
HIT 200 Statistical Applications in Healthcare 3
HIT 215 Legal Issues in Health Information Management 3
HIT 218 Healthcare Reimbursement 3
SCI 270 Pathophysiology 3
HIT 220 ICD 9/10 CM Coding 3
HIT 225 CPT Outpatient Coding 3
HIT 230 Computer Information Systems for HIT 3
HIT 250 Managing Quality and Performance Improvement in HIM 3
HIT 297 HIT Professional Practice Workshop 0
HIT 298 Professional Practice Experience 3
HIA 310 Advanced Quality Management and Performance Improvement in Healthcare 3
HIA 320 HIPAA for the Healthcare Manager 3
HIA 340 HIM Research Methods 3
HCA 340 Financing Healthcare 3
HIA 350 Electronic Health Records 3
HIA 360 HC Code Sets/Clinical Terminologies 3
HIA 370 HIM Compliance 3
HIA 380 Strategic Planning and Organizational Development in Healthcare 3
HIA 497 HIA Professional Practice Workshop
(Required for students enrolling in off campus section of HIA 499)
HIA 498 Health Information Administration Capstone 3
HIA 499 HIA Professional Practice Experience (PPE) 3
ELE Elective Course (choose 5) 15

Career Options

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.

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.