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Program Requirements

The minimum grade requirement for major courses for enrolled students is C.

To be granted a Certificate in Health Information Management, the student must complete a total of 30 credits.

The curriculum in the Health Information Management Certificate utilizes online, virtual class work and one professional practice experience.


Completion of pre-requisite undergraduate course work is required for students to be eligible for admission to this certificate program and in order to meet the requirements for the national accreditation examination as a Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) offered by AHIMA. Courses must be completed during the applicant’s undergraduate degree or prior to enrolling in the Certificate in Health Information Management.

Required Pre-Requisite Courses

Anatomy & Physiology 6-8*
Pathophysiology 3
Computer Applications 3
Structuring and Managing Data 3
Legal Aspects in Healthcare 3
Medical Terminology 3
Statistics        3
Total 24-26

* Laboratory component is recommended but not required

RHIT Credentialed Applicants

Applicants who hold the Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) credential are exempt from these pre-requisite requirements and are eligible for immediate entry into the Health Information Management Certificate.