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Health Information Management - Plus 2 Program

The health information management profession is a diverse and continually evolving field that incorporates medicine, management, finance, information technology, and law into one dynamic career path. The program includes the management of information, people, and operational units, including budget preparation and administration of computerized health information systems.

The Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management program prepares HIM professionals with the skills and competencies needed for success in health data management, computer information systems, and administrative and clinical workflow. In addition, graduates are equipped to manage components of health information systems consistent with the medical, administrative, ethical, legal, accreditation, and regulatory requirements of the health care delivery system. 

1. Students must comply with all Academic Requirements and Regulations (as published in the Undergraduate Catalog).  The baccalaureate degree from WKU requires a minimum of 120 credit hours and 42 undergraduate semester hours in upper-division hours.    

2. Students must comply with WKU general education requirements.

3. For students transferring from CAHIIM Accredited Baccalaureate Degree or CAHIIM Accredited Associate Degree programs HIM courses will be reviewed for course equivalency on a case-by-case basis.  

4. HIT/HIM courses from non-CAHIIM accredited associate degree programs will not be accepted for transfer into the HIM program, but students may take departmental exams in appropriate classes.  Students will receive WKU credit for successfully passing (70%) the corresponding WKU course departmental exam.

5. For other courses, refer to the WKU Transfer Credit Articulation web page to determine course equivalency acceptance between WKU and other schools. 

6. *HIM Data Content and Structure (HIM 100) must be completed prior to admission to the program.  The student may have already had the equivalent of this course prior to transfer if receiving an associate degree in HIM or HIT.

WKU's Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management (HIM) program is accredited by The Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).

Program Information


To learn more about the Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management, view the Undergraduate Catalog. To take the next step on your climb to the top, apply today!

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 Last Modified 8/24/23