Bachelor’s Degree (B.S.) in Health Information Management & Analytics
Implementation canceled; this major will not open for students in Fall 2022 as originally planned. Students are recommended to investigate Healthcare Management.
LAUNCH YOUR HEALTHCARE CAREER
Become a healthcare professional in the Benedictine tradition with the help of Belmont Abbey College. The Health Information Management & Analytics (HIMA) program prepares you for your future by integrating the methods of management and analytics with a foundation in a Catholic liberal arts education. As you learn the skills you need to gather, interpret, and administer data, you will develop a way to deliver healthcare that cherishes and builds up the whole person. With this formation you can pursue a career of service and ethical leadership in the healthcare community.
Possible career paths:
Health informaticist or analyst, health information manager, data specialist, electronic medical records specialist, healthcare IT project manager, application analyst
Average salary for Employee Health Services Manager salary in the U.S.
In addition to the specific requirements listed in the section below, all students at the Abbey are required to earn credits in our core liberal arts curriculum.
Program Admission Requirements:
- Must submit application to program with three relevant academic references
- Must complete MA 151 OR MA 145, BU 265, HC 200 with a grade of C or higher, with no more than two attempts for each class.
- Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 for any prior collegiate level course work.
- Criminal Background check, drug screen, immunizations up to date via Student
- Liaison/Compliance Specialist (student cost). Software such as Castlebranch required for exclusion monitoring per national requirements for Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS).
- Technical standards for admission (visual and hearing requirements)
Program Course Requirements:
Freshman Year, Fall Semester
FS 101: First Year Symposium
BI 108 & 108L: Anatomy & Physiology I, Lab
MA 151: College Algebra OR MA 145 Finite Math
SO 201: Intro to Sociology
Fine Arts Core Requirement
Freshman Year, Spring Semester
RH 104: Rhetoric, Logic, Grammar and Writing
TH 105: Intro to Scripture
CH 103: Chemistry
BI 110, 110L: Anatomy & Physiology, Lab
Sophomore Year, Fall Semester
HI 101: Western Civilization I
TH 205: Intro to Theology
EN 211: Literary Classics I
PO 211 OR PH 200W:
BU 265: Spreadsheets & Databases
Sophomore Year, Spring Semester
HI 102: Western Civilization II
EN 212: Literary Classics II
Philosophy Core Requirement
PO 212 OR one of the following: PH 202, PH 301, PH 305, PH 310 or PH 314:
PO 201: US Constitution
HC 200: Medical Terminology
Junior Year, Fall Semester
MA 208 OR PC 300: Statistics for Psychology
HC 300: Medical Coding and Classification Systems
CS 220: Intro to Information Systems
HC 201: Healthcare Informatics
HC 305: Healthcare Financial Management & Reimbursement Systems
Junior Year, Spring Semester
NU 204: Pharmacology/Pharmicokenetics
HC 301: Medical Coding and Reimbursement Systems
HC 303: Health Data Structures and Management
HC 412: Legal Aspects of Healthcare Data
HC 320: Principles of Healthcare Information Management
Senior Year, Fall Semester
HC 420: Management and Business Practices
TH 332: Catholic Bioethics
HC 425: Quality Measurement & Evaluation for Healthcare
HC 302W: Research for Healthcare Practice
Senior Year, Spring Semester
HC 405: Healthcare Data Analytics
BU 404: Human Resources Management
HC 450: Internship Health Information Management and Analytics Clinical Practicum
6 weeks/240 hours
HC 475: Senior Seminar – National Certification Exam Review
- Completion of all required coursework with a grade of C in major courses, with no more than 2 attempts per course.
- Completion of required professional internship hours.
- Completion of RHIA exam review course.