Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management

March 15, 2023
May 09, 2023
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What is Health Information Management (HIM)?

The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA®) defines Health Information Management as “the practice of gathering, analyzing and securing all forms of important medical information to help provide quality patient care.”

If you want to start a new career or advance in the healthcare industry, this degree is perfect for you. UC’s online program can be completed one class at a time in less than two years! Classes can be scheduled to fit your needs.

Benefits of UC’s 100% Online HIM Program:

Small Brand Red CheckDesigned to prepare students for RHIA® certification

UC’s HIM graduates are eligible (and well-prepared) to sit for the RHIA® exam.

Small Brand Red CheckUC’s BS HIM program is fully accredited by CAHIIM®Cahiim accreditation logo

The official Health Information Management accreditor of The University of Cincinnati is the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). The University’s accreditation for the Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management has been reaffirmed through 2029-2030. All inquiries regarding accreditation status should be directed to CAHIIM by mail (200 East Randolph Street, Suite 5100, Chicago, IL, 60601); by phone (312.235.3255); or via email to ([email protected]).

Small Brand Red Check 100% online – no campus visits and flexible scheduling

Small Brand Red CheckQualified students can finish in as little as 5 semesters (save time and money)!

Small Brand Red CheckPersonalized feedback and high levels of interaction with HIM faculty (70+ yrs. of combined experience) 

Small Brand Red CheckUC’s Tuition Guarantee – rates are locked in place for the duration of the program

Student Outcomes:
  • 88% of UC’s HIM graduates were employed in healthcare related jobs upon graduation
  • 19% of UC’s HIM graduates continued on into a graduate program
  • 85% of UC’s HIM students completed the Bachelor’s program within 24 months (six semesters)

*8/1/2019 – 7/31/2020

Additional Benefits Available Exclusively for UC HIM Students*:
  • UC’s Technical Certification Reimbursement Program: UC offers HIM graduates continued support and encouragement by reimbursing eligible students for various technical certification exam fees (including RHIA®)
  • HIM-MHI Accelerated Masters Program: UC’s Accelerated Masters Program is the fast-track to your Masters degree (online Master of Health Informatics). Save time and money with early entry into our online MHI program and earn graduate-level credits at undergraduate rates! 
  • AHIMA Membership Scholarship: UC Online (UCO) and the College of Allied Health Sciences (CAHS) proudly support the professional pursuits of our students with a complimentary membership to AHIMA®! Eligible students will be reimbursed (up to $185 per year) for an Active AHIMA Membership, offering numerous benefits including:

Valuable Industry Information:

  • Journal of AHIMA, AHIMA E-News, AHIMA Professional Toolkits, Legislative Voice, Advocacy Assistant, and unlimited access to AHIMA’s exclusive digital library, the HIM Body of Knowledge™ (BoK).

Networking Opportunities:

  • AHIMA Communities: network with your peers in exclusive online communities
  • AHIMA Volunteers: give back to the community and build relationships 

Career Enhancing Tools:

  • AHIMA’s Mentor Program: learn from lifelong professionals and industry experts
  • AHIMA Job Board: post your resume, speak with a career coach and browse jobs
  • Career Advancement: seminars, interview tips, resume building, networking, etc.
  • AHIMA Resource Connect: discounts on industry products and services





*restrictions apply; contact your Enrollment Advisor or Support Specialist for more information

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Advance Your Career with a Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management from UC Online!
Take Your Career to the Next Level with UC's Fully-Accredited, Online HIM Degree

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Student Testimonial
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““I was struggling to find a degree program that would allow me to attend school and still maintain a full-time job. After researching several programs, I chose UC Online because it’s CAHIIM Accredited and offers degrees in both Health Information Systems (HIS) and Health Information Management (HIM). After successfully completing both of these programs, I can say without a doubt, that UC Online is the real deal! The Professors are amazing, the programs offer real-world experience, and the classes can be scheduled in a way that’s best for you. After graduating with my Associate’s in HIS, I received my RHIT credentials and landed my first medical coding job at a company I had always wanted to work for. I went on to complete my Bachelor’s in HIM, which opened even more doors for me, not only with my current employer, but with companies all over the U.S.! UC Online far exceeded my expectations. Although I live all the way in New Mexico, I’ve built professional relationships that I will maintain for the rest of my life!””

Cassandra Booe, RHIA, CCA
Health Information Management Graduate