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Health Information Administration, BS

Bachelor of Science

Managing patient care in today's complex healthcare field involves extensive systems of record-keeping. Electronic record-keeping is swiftly becoming the norm, which is increasing the demand for health information systems that meet legal, medical, and ethical requirements, and the professionals who design these systems. This is the field of health information administration. As a certified health information administrator, you design and manage health information systems, along with protocols for how they are used. You ensure the security, accuracy, and accessibility of patient data. And you serve as a liaison between medical professionals, patients, and insurance providers. 

The IU Online Bachelor of Science in Health Information Administration prepares you to become credentialed in the field. Earning credentials means successfully completing the IU Northwest degree requirements and passing the RHIA (Registered Health Information Administrator) certification exam administered by the American Health Information Management Association. The program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).

Based on 15 months of data, 82 percent of this programs graduates have passed the RHIA exam as compared to the 69 percent national mean.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts a surge in the demand for registered health information administrators, as medical facilities move to electronic record-keeping, and as the healthcare industry diversifies beyond traditional hospitals to clinics, outpatient facilities, specialized centers, and managed care organizations.

Your IU Online BS in Health Information Administration prepares you for such careers as:

  • Coder and clinical documentation improvement specialist
  • Revenue cycle auditor
  • EHR implementation specialist
  • Clinical informatics coordinator
  • Health information management educator
  • Health information manager/director
  • Clinical informatics coordinator

Degree Requirements 

To apply to this program, you must have a two-year Health Information Technology degree from IU Northwest or another CAHIIM-accredited program. 

To graduate with the BS in Health Information Administration, you must complete 120 credit hours. You may be able to transfer an associate degree or up to 64 credit hours from a regionally accredited two-year college and up to 90 credit hours from a regionally accredited four-year college or university.

Requirements are broken down as follows: 

  • General education courses (30 credit hours) 
  • Health information administration core courses (63 credit hours) 
  • General elective courses (as needed to total 120 credit hours) 

Student Services

IU Online provides quick and easy access to tools, tips, and IU resources to help you succeed, including: 

  • Admissions: Personalized application support for the program that is right for you
  • Onboarding: An interactive orientation to online learning and all things IU
  • Student Financial Services: Tailored resources for financial aid and money management
  • Success Coaching: One-on-one support to reach your academic and personal goals
  • Math and Writing Support: Direct access to IU-trained math mentors and writing consultants
  • Career Services: Interactive tools and coaching to accelerate your career
  • Libraries and Research: Online access to IU library resources and research librarians
  • Technology: A full suite of software, collaboration tools, cloud storage, and training
  • 24/7 Contact Center: Real-time chat, email, and phone support direct from IU


To be accepted to this program, you must have:
  1. Completed a two-year Health Information Technology degree program from IU Northwest or from any other CAHIIM-accredited program.
  2. Met all other admissions requirements.
NOTE: This program is authorized, exempt, or not subject to state regulatory compliance and may enroll students from all 50 states
To apply to this program:

  • Complete application for admission. 
  • Complete Health Professions Application Data Sheet. 
  • International applicants may be asked for additional materials. 
  • Submit official transcripts to admit2@iun.edu or: 

         Office of Admissions

         Indiana University Northwest

         3400 Broadway

         Gary, IN 46410

Application Deadlines

Rolling admissions. Application review will begin upon receipt of all required application materials.


  • HIM-M 301 Health Quality and Information Management3 Credits
  • HIM-M 402Health Finance and Budgeting for HIM3 Credits
  • HIM-M 302Health Record Law II and Ethics3 Credits
  • HIM-M 401Healthcare Data Management in HIM3 Credits
  • HIM-M 403Organization and Management of HIM3 Credits
  • HIM-M 404Research Principles for HIM3 Credits
  • HIM-M 410Computer Systems in Healthcare and HIM3 Credits
  • HIM-M 415Capstone4 Credits
  • HIM-M 459Affiliation Experience4 Credits

Tuition & Fees

Cost for Indiana Residents
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $315.35
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $946.05
Cost for Out of State Residents
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $614.39
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $1843.17

Additional fees will apply.

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