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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 (CAHIM) at the following campuses:

  • DU Online
  • Grand Rapids Lettinga
  • Livonia
  • Saginaw

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).

**Which class should I take? When should I take it?  Please click here for a recommended program sequence.

Foundations of Excellence 35 cr.
BIOL115 Anatomy and Physiology with Human Disease I 4 cr.
BIOL116 Anatomy and Physiology with Human Disease II 4 cr.
BIOL131 Introduction To Human Disease 3 cr.
COMM120 Presentation Techniques 3 cr.
ENGL109 Composition 3 cr.
ENGL110 Advanced Composition 3 cr.
ENGL311 Professional Writing 3 cr.
MATH125 Intermediate Algebra 3 cr.
STAT219 Introduction to Biostatistics 3 cr.
PSYC101 Introductory Psychology 3 cr.
SOSC201 Diversity in Society 3 cr.
Foundations of Health Professions 12-13 cr.
ACCT200 or ACCT201 Accounting Basics for Managers or Accounting Foundations I 3-4 cr.
CISP112 Applied Information Technology 3 cr.
HLTH101 Introduction to Health Careers 3 cr.
HLTH110 Medical Terminology 3 cr.
Major 74 cr.
BITS212 Microcomputer Applications: Database 3 cr.
CISP247 Database Design 3 cr.
FINC403 Health Care Finance 3 cr.
GPMT287 Principles of Project Management 3 cr.
HINT110 Health Record Content 3 cr.
HINT201 Health Information Technology 3 cr.
HINT203 Health Care Delivery Systems 3 cr.
HINT209 Quality Assurance Health Care 3 cr.
HINT211 Health Care Management Foundations 3 cr.
HINT221 ICD Coding 4 cr.
HINT222 Procedural CPT/HCPCS Coding 3 cr.
HINT250 Introduction to Reimbursement Systems 3 cr.
HINT297 HIT Practicum (Lecture) 2 cr.
HINT297C HIT Practicum (Lab) 2 cr.
HINT335 Coding and Revenue Cycle Management 2 cr.
HINT350 Clinical Information Systems 3 cr.
HINT385 Current Topics Health Information Management 3 cr.
HINT400 Management Information Systems 3 cr.
HINT496 Health Information Management 4 cr.
HLTH230 Health Care Law and Ethics 3 cr.
HLTH401 Health Care Research 3 cr.
HRMG213 Human Resource Management 3 cr.
MGMT375 Leadership Theory and Discovery 3 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.
HINT223 Advanced Coding 4 cr.
HINT294 Coding Practicum (Lecture) 2 cr.
HINT294C Coding Practicum (Lab) 2 cr.
HINT490 Health Information Management Internship 3 cr.
HRMG314 Managing Change in Organizations 3 cr.
HSAD302 Regulatory Health Care 3 cr.
HSAD402 Health Care Risk Management 3 cr.
IAAS221 Security Foundations 3 cr.
MGMT312 Creativity and Innovation 3 cr.
MGMT321 Organizational Behavior 3 cr.
SABR381 Study Abroad Experience 3 cr.