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Go Versatile! Pursue a Bachelor of Science 
in Health Information Management (BS HIM)

Davenport University’s Bachelor of Science Health Information Management degree combines three of our core strengths; business, technology and health. When you choose this degree, you will build a versatile yet focused skill set incorporating:

  • Clinical knowledge
  • Data management (informatics)
  • Information technology
  • Leadership and Management

Your learning experiences will include:

  • A unique virtual lab to prepare for the Registered Health Information Administration (RHIA) credential exam. 
  • Internships
  • Practicum opportunities 

If you have an aptitude for science, love technology and management, and want to be part of the health field without patient interaction, this is your degree! Davenport’s BS HIM degree is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management (CAHIIM).

Upon program completion, you'll be qualified to sit for the Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) exam.

*American Health Information Management Association Virtual Lab 

In-Demand Careers

National employment projections from the 2010-2011 Bureau of Labor Statistics estimate the demand in the health information field will continue to grow through 2020*. As part of the healthcare industry, many areas of this field will continue to drive job growth. Overall, the U.S. population is getting older, increasing needs in the medical care field. This factor, along with the increasing expansion and regulation of electronic medical records creates opportunities for you.

Our exceptional degree programs will make you a contender for in-demand career fields*, such as:

  • Compliance/Risk Management
  • Education/Communication
  • Informatics/Data Analysis
  • IT/Infrastructure
  • Health Information Management
  • Medical Records Operations and Administration
  • Revenue Cycle Management (including Coding)


The DU Advantage

  • Courses available online and in-classroom
  • The national reputation of Davenport’s curriculum and instructors
  • A broad range of organizations across Michigan and the nation regularly hire DU graduates
  • Credit may be available for eligible previous health services training and experience 
  • Previous credits for coursework (not exact equivalents of DU courses) may be awarded

Why Davenport?

We know you have many choices. But we also know that nobody works harder to get you where the world is going. When you choose Davenport, you’ll get:

  • State-of-the-art online technology and support
  • Small class sizes (both on campus and online!)
  • High quality coursework
  • 11 campuses statewide 
  • Low student-to-faculty ratio
  • Cutting edge programs for today and tomorrow
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Full Curriculum


The Davenport University Health Information Management Bachelor of Science program prepares individuals to assume an emerging key role in supporting the electronic and technological infrastructure for health services delivery. Students in the program participate in the American Health Information Management Association’s Virtual Lab Project which provides students with learning experience that uses state-of-the-art technology and software. Health information managers are experts in managing patient health information and medical records, administering computer information systems, collecting and analyzing patient data, and using classification systems and medical terminologies. These professionals work in a broad range of settings throughout the healthcare industry. These include the continuum of care delivery organizations, including hospitals, multispecialty clinics and physician practices, long-term care, mental health, and other ambulatory care settings. The profession has seen significant expansion in non-patient care settings, with careers in managed care and insurance companies, software vendors, consulting services, government agencies, education, and pharmaceutical companies.

Students successfully completing this CAHIIM-accredited program are eligible to take the Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) exam offered by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).

To be prepared for success on the national certification exam and entry into the HIM workforce, it is strongly recommended that students in the HIM BS program meet the most current catalog year requirements.

***Which class should I take? When should I take it? Please click here for the program sequence. (pdf download)

Foundations of Excellence35 cr.
BIOL115Anatomy and Physiology with Human Disease I4 cr.
BIOL116Anatomy and Physiology with Human Disease II4 cr.
BIOL131Introduction To Human Disease3 cr.
COMM120Presentation Techniques3 cr.
ENGL109Composition3 cr.
ENGL110Advanced Composition3 cr.
ENGL311Professional Writing3 cr.
MATH125Intermediate Algebra3 cr.
PSYC101Introductory Psychology3 cr.
SOSC201Diversity in Society3 cr.
STAT219Introduction to Biostatistics 3 cr.
Foundations of Health Professions12-13 cr.
ACCT200 or ACCT201Accounting Basics for Managers or Accounting Foundations I3-4 cr.
CISP112Applied Information Technology 3 cr.
HLTH101Introduction to Health Careers3 cr.
HLTH110Medical Terminology3 cr.
Major74 cr.
BITS212Microcomputer Applications: Database 3 cr.
CISP247Database Design3 cr.
FINC403Health Care Finance3 cr.
GPMT287Principles of Project Management3 cr.
HINT110Health Record Content3 cr.
HINT201Health Information Technology3 cr.
HINT203Health Care Delivery Systems3 cr.
HINT209Quality Assurance Health Care3 cr.
HINT211Health Care Management Foundations3 cr.
HINT221ICD Coding4 cr.
HINT222Procedural CPT/HCPCS Coding3 cr.
HINT250Introduction to Reimbursement Systems 3 cr.
HINT297HIT Coding Professional Practice Experience (Lecture)2 cr.
HINT297LHIT Coding Professional Practice Experience (Lab)2 cr.
HINT335Coding and Revenue Cycle Management2 cr.
HINT350Clinical Information Systems3 cr.
HINT385Current Topics Health Information Management3 cr.
HINT400Management of Information Systems3 cr.
HINT496 Health Information Management 4 cr.
HLTH230Health Care Law and Ethics3 cr.
HLTH401Health Care Research 3 cr.
HRMG213Human Resource Management3 cr.
MGMT375Leadership Theory and Discovery3 cr.
Choose a minimum of six credits from the following courses or any HINT, HSAD, HRMG, IAAS, MGMT or foreign language courses not already listed in degree requirements:(6) cr.
HINT223Advanced Coding4 cr.
HINT294Coding Professional Practice Experience (Lecture)2 cr.
HINT294LCoding Professional Practice Experience (Lab)2 cr.
HINT490Health Information Management Internship3 cr.
HSAD302Regulatory Health Care3 cr.
HSAD402Health Care Risk Management3 cr.
IAAS221Security Foundations3 cr.
MGMT312Creativity and Innovation3 cr.
MGMT314Managing Change in Organizations3 cr.
MGMT321Organizational Behavior3 cr.
SABR381Study Abroad Experience3 cr.