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Health Information Management, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
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Health information management professionals work in a variety of different settings and have various job titles. They often serve in bridge roles, connecting clinical, operational, and administrative functions. These professionals affect the quality of patient information and patient care at every touch point in the healthcare delivery cycle. Having skilled HIM professionals on staff ensures an organization has the right information on hand when and where it is needed while maintaining the highest standards of data integrity, confidentiality, and security.

Graduates of the SUNY Polytechnic Institute health information management program and students in their last semester are eligible to sit for the registered health information administrator (RHIA) examination of the American Health Information Management Association.


The program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    124 credits alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Inpatient Coding and Classification
  • Outpatient Coding and Classification
  • Legal Aspects of Health Information
  • Management for the Health Professions
  • Professional Practice Experience I – Technical
  • Non-hospital Health Information Management Systems
  • Systems for the Evaluation and Improvement of Health Care Systems
  • Introduction to Epidemiology
  • Research in Health Information Management
  • Health Care Management/Medical Information Systems
  • Electronic Health Records
  • Healthcare Reimbursement
  • Health Information Services Management

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: B

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Generally, first-year applicants should carry at least a B/B+ average in a college-preparatory program 
  • an SAT score in the 1160-1290 range (or approximately a 24-27 composite ACT score). 
  • Admission is based on high school average,
  • All applicants are reviewed on an individual basis.


Tuition Fee

  • International

    16650 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8325 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    16650 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8325 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Utica

  • 854 - 1870 USD/month
    Living Costs

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