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Health Information Management, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #301 (ARWU) , PA,
Health Information Management (HIM) is focused on the development, implementation, management, and maintenance of patient health information systems in accordance with legal, regulatory, and accrediting agencies' requirements for health care data collection and dissemination.


HIM professionals have a special role in making sure that patient information remains confidential and maintained in a manner that ensures the patient's privacy and that health care information is secure. A career in HIM combines interests in medicine, management, information technology, electronic health record systems, and finance. HIM professionals design and manage health information systems, with special attention to quality and privacy of health information, in a wide range of settings such as hospitals, managed and ambulatory care, insurance and pharmaceutical companies, consulting firms, and public health organizations.

The Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management (BSHIM) includes classes covering six main areas:

  • Core HIM: Health Record Documentation, Legal Aspects of HIM, Internships, Healthcare Delivery Systems, and Professional Development
  • Data Analytics: HIM IT Fundamentals, Electronic Health Record Systems, Informatics, and Database Development and Design
  • Management: Leadership and Strategy, Human Resources, Operations, and Project Management
  • Classification and Reimbursement: ICD-10, CPT4, Intermediate Coding, and Reimbursement
  • Clinical Medicine: Pathophysiology, Medical Terminology, Clinical Procedures, and Pharmacology
  • Internships: Professional Practice Internship (one full day per week for five weeks at a facility in the Delaware Valley) and Management Internship (four weeks at a facility outside of the area where you will be participating in solving a management project at that organization). Examples of internship sites include: the University of Pennsylvania Health System, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, NYU Medical Center, and Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Elements of Statistics
  • Social Statistics
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology I
  • Principles of Anatomy and Physiology I
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology II
  • Principles of Anatomy and Physiology II
  • Computers and Applications
  • Medical Terminology
  • U.S. Health Care System
  • Health Information Management IT Fundamentals
  • Health Record Documentation
  • Pathophysiology
  • Health Information Management Leadership and Strategic Management
  • Statistics and Research in Health Care
  • Healthcare Database Design and Development
  • Electronic Health Record Systems
  • International Classification of Diseases
  • Clinical Procedures
  • Pharmacology
  • Professional Development
  • Health Information Management Human Resource Management (WI)

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

Admission requirements

This is an upper-level program. Students are admitted in the fall of the junior year and must have 55 credits completed by the fall semester of admission to the program. Transfer students must have their transfer credits evaluated by the Admissions Office and must meet general and prerequisite requirements of the program.

  1. University requirements
    • All students are required to complete the university's General Education (GenEd) curriculum (Analytical Reading & Writing, Mosaic I and II, Arts, Human Behavior, Global/World Society, U.S. Society, Race & Diversity, Science & Technology, Quantitative Literacy).
    • All Temple students must take a minimum of two writing-intensive courses at Temple as part of the major. The writing-intensive courses for this major areHIM 3297 and HIM 4298.
  2. Program requirements
Students in the HIM program are required to satisfy the following prerequisite and professional courses. A grade of C or better is required for all prerequisite and professional courses. (A grade of C- is not acceptable.)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    28848 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 28848 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    17178 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17178 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Philadelphia

  • 1313 - 2290 USD/month
    Living Costs

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