Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management

July 15, 2021
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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 work in the healthcare industry but don’t necessarily want to care for patients directly, this degree may be perfect for you!

UC’s online HIM program is designed for working professionals who want to advance their career without sacrificing their current responsibilities. Our advanced curriculum and professional practicum provides students with a well-rounded, relevant education with valuable real-world experience. UC’s HIM graduates are eligible (and well-prepared) to sit for the RHIA® exam and equipped with the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in a variety of healthcare, management and leadership roles.


Benefits of UC’s Online HIM Program:

Small Brand Red CheckUC’s RHIA® exam pass rate is +29% higher than the national average! Waived Application Fee Fall Semester 2021

RHIA AHIMA certification

Our online HIM program is perfect for RHITs who want to advance and increase their earning potential by becoming a Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA). RHIAs work in a variety of settings including hospitals, physician practices, multi-specialty clinics, ambulatory and long-term care facilities. RHIAs are also in increasingly high demand in non-patient care settings including managed care and insurance companies, software vendors, consulting services, government agencies, education, and pharmaceutical companies. 

Small Brand Red CheckUC’s online HIM program is fully accredited by CAHIIM®.

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The official accrediting body for Health Information Management is the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). This professional accreditation qualifies our graduates to sit for the RHIA exam, ensures the highest quality program/curriculum and increases career marketability and employment opportunities. All inquiries regarding accreditation status should be directed to CAHIIM via mail (200 East Randolph Street, Suite 5100, Chicago, IL, 60601); via phone (312.235.3255); or via email (


Small Brand Red Check 100% online – no campus visits are required

Small Brand Red CheckQualified students can finish in as little as 4 semesters (save time and money)*!

Small Brand Red CheckFlexible scheduling, designed for working professionals

Small Brand Red CheckPersonalized, meaningful feedback from 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


*to be determined on a case-by-case basis; contact Program Director for details regarding eligibility


Want to learn more?

Here is a message from UC’s HIM Program Director and Associate Professor, Pamela S. Greenstone, EdD, RHIA:


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!
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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

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