Bachelor of Professional Studies: Health Information Management

Bachelor of Professional Studies: Health Information Management

Core Credits 
60 credits*
Courses are seven weeks in duration
Core Program Duration 
1.5 - 3.5 years, based on transfer credits
Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM)
The HIM program is an accelerated online degree completion sequence, one of several developed for working adults who have already earned college credits and have work experience. The 24-credit HIM bridge course sequence is available to students who do not have the necessary credits.
About the Program 

Medaille's online health information management degree (HIM) prepares students to collect, maintain, interpret, analyze and protect data that is essential for providing quality, effective and efficient patient care. If you are interested in data management and analysis, technology, interacting with physicians and working collaboratively towards a common goal, Medaille's health information management degree, offered online, may be right for you.

What's more, students are qualified to sit for the RHIA exam upon graduating from our nationally accredited (CAHIIM) Bachelor of Professional Studies in Health Information Management program.

More then half of new health information graduates with bachelor's degrees start with salaries in the $30,000 to $50,000 range.  By five years out, one can earn upwards of $50,000 to 75,000 annually. (source: AHIMA).

Learn more about career opportunities in HIM at The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) »

What can you do with this degree?
Medaille Alumni have gone on to work as
What can you do with this degree? 
Cancer Registrars
Certified Medical Coder
Clinical Documentation Improvement Specialists
Coding Educators
Coding Managers
Compliance Auditors
Compliance or Privacy Officers
Data Integrity Analysts
Data Privacy Officer
Denials Management Coder
Diagnoses Related Group (DRG) Validators/Auditors
Electronic Health Records Analyst
Health Information Credentialing Technician
Health Information Manager
Health Information Technician
Health Information Specialist
Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS) Coder
HIM Consultants
HIM Managers
Implementation Analysts
Inpatient Coder
Integration Analysts
Medical Billing and Coding Specialist
Medical Coding Auditors
Medical Coding Specialists
Medicare Risk Adjustment (MRA) Coder
Outpatient Coder
Physician Coding Compliance Specialists
Program Integrity Auditors
Project Managers
Quality Improvement Specialists
Revenue Cycle Managers
Risk Managers
Utilization Review Specialist

Program Format 

Seven-week terms

No scheduled class times — complete your coursework on a schedule that works best for you

Complete your degree in as few as 18 months

Fall, spring and summer starts

Admissions Requirements »


HIM Bridge Sequence (24 credits)

BIO 140 Human Anatomy and Physiology I (4 credits)

BIO 141 Human Anatomy and Physiology II (4 credits) 

HIA 123 Medical Terminology (4 credits)

HIA 197 Essentials of Healthcare Delivery (4 credits)

HIA 198 Health Information Technology (4 credits)

MAT 203 Statistics for Today’s Business (4 credits)


Bachelor's in Health Information Management Curriculum (60 credits)

Note: Online students are required to successfully complete an online prep course by the end of their first online course.

GEN 310 Critical Thinking and Online Studies (4 credits)

BIO 312 Pathophysiology and Pharmacology I (4 credits)

BIO 313 Pathophysiology and Pharmacology II (4 credits)

HIA 321 Health Information Theory and Practice (4 credits)

HIA 322 The Legal Health Record (4 credits)

HIA 330 Information Systems & Technology (4 credits)

HIA 333 Healthcare Statistics, Research, and Quality Improvement (4 credits)

HIA 334 The Electronic Health Record (4 credits)

HIA 405 Managing the Coding Process for Inpatients (4 credits)

HIA 406 Managing the Coding Process for Outpatients (4 credits)

HIA 407 Reimbursement Methodologies (4 credits)

HIA 408 Financial and Revenue Cycle Management (4 credits)

HIA 440 Management and Organization for Health Professions (4 credits)

HIA 460 HIA Management Capstone (4 credits)

HIA 470 Professional Review and Certification (4 credits)




The Health Information Management accreditor of Medaille College is the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). The College’s accreditation for Bachelor of Professional Studies degree in Health Information Management has been reaffirmed through 2025. All inquiries about the program’s accreditation status should be directed by mail to CAHIIM, 200 East Randolph Street, Suite 5100, Chicago, IL, 60601; by phone at (312) 235-3255 or by email at


Medaille College’s HIM Bachelor of Professional Studies has enabled graduates to fully prepare for the Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) certification exam.  Our program utilizes AHIMA’s virtual lab (VLab) as an effective means of applying the learned concepts and in providing hands-on learning with access to medical coding, EHR and management tools.


For nearly a century, AHIMA has helped improve health record quality by taking a leadership role in the effective management of health data and information and delivering quality healthcare to the public.

Founded in 1928, AHIMA is the premier association of health information management (HIM) professionals worldwide. Serving 52 affiliated component state associations and more than 103,000 health information professionals, AHIMA is the leading authority for "HIM knowledge" and widely respected for its esteemed credentials and rigorous professional education and training.

AHIMA traces its history back to 1928 when the American College of Surgeons established the Association of Record Librarians of North America (ARLNA) to "elevate the standards of clinical records in hospitals and other medical institutions." This farsighted recognition of the importance of medical record quality to patient care and research underlies the organization today.

Since its formation, the organization known now as AHIMA has undergone several name changes that reflect the evolution of the profession. In 1938 the Association changed its name to the American Association of Medical Record Librarians (AAMRL) for a more succinct representation of the membership. AAMRL moved forward with the creation of standards and regulations that established its members as medical record experts. When the Association became the American Medical Record Association in 1970, medical record professionals had increased their involvement in hospitals, community health centers, and to other health service facilities outside the hospital. They had also begun to play a critical role at their institutions in the administration of federal programs such as Medicare.

As the healthcare industry underwent restructuring and decision-making became increasingly driven by data, the Association changed its name in 1991 to the American Health Information Management Association. Its current name captures the expanded scope of clinical data beyond the single hospital medical record to health information comprising the entire continuum of care.



AHIMA Click here for the most recent AHIMA Salary Report


AHIMA HIM Career Map


At Medaille College, we understand the challenges of being a working adult with high career aspirations. That’s why Medaille’s Adult & Graduate programs are designed specifically to fit your already busy schedule. With Medaille, you can earn your degree and still have time for work and family. Medaille College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104. (267-284-5000)
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