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Health Information Management, Accelerated Master’s Pathway option Bachelor of Science in Health Care Administration

School of Nursing & Health Sciences

Find Solutions to Health Care Business Challenges

Be the essential go-to person for today’s complex challenges in health information management. Capella’s online Bachelor of Science in Health Care Administration with a specialization in Health Information Management (HIM) can help you understand how to integrate health care organizations’ business needs with information management capabilities.

Learn foundational knowledge and skills in the sciences, technology, and HIM strategy to ensure effectiveness in an organization’s continuity, delivery, and reimbursement of patient care services.

This specialization is also offered in an Accelerated Master’s Pathway option, so you can set yourself up to continue your education. You’ll take master’s level courses in your bachelor’s of health care administration program that count toward a master’s degree, potentially saving you time and money in the future.

At a Glance

  • Online
  • FlexPath Available
  • 8–14 General Education Courses
  • 7 Core Courses
  • 8 Specialization Courses
  • 3 Master's Level Specialization Courses
  • 6–11 Elective Courses
  • Capstone

Classes Start January 7th

Ready to get started? We’re ready for you. Chat with an enrollment counselor or apply now to take the first step on the journey toward your future.

Admission Requirements »  | $50 Application Fee

What You’ll Learn

Speak in the HIM Language

Communicate with your team using the unique language of information technology. 

Recognize Other HIM Systems

Distinguish the unique features and capabilities among various health information systems.

Lead With Confidence

Apply your leadership qualities to health information management in your organization.

See the Big Picture

Impact the entire cycle of the capture, storage, structure, and application of health care data.

Be a Team Player

Collaborate with the interprofessional health care team.

Public Policy and HIM

Understand the impact of regulation and public policy on health information systems and initiatives.

Program Features

Our program offers additional benefits you might be interested in.

Interprofessional Education

Learn with, and from, other health care professionals to gain perspective and problem-solving skills to achieve common goals. 

Save Up to $2,000

See if you’re eligible to save with our bachelor's in health care administration scholarship

Immersive Learning Experiences

In our exclusive virtual health care simulation tool, Vila Health™, you’ll practice real-world scenarios in a safe learning environment.  

Find the Right Program for You

Capella also offers a bachelor’s in information technology, health information management degree. In this program, you’ll learn to work with patient information and medical records on a solid educational foundation of interactive, interprofessional IT courses.

Cost & Learning Formats

We know you’re busy—you need a learning experience tailored to your life, not the other way around. That's why Capella offers two 100 percent competency-based, online learning formats to best fit your needs. Which learning format is right for you? Take our Path Finder Quiz

Our original learning format offers extra structure for those who want it. We'll set the schedule, you meet the deadlines. 

  • Based on the quarter system; 1-3 courses per 10-week quarter
  • 1 semester credit = 1.5 quarter credits
  • Weekly assignments and courseroom discussions
  • Pay for what you take, price varies by courseload or term
$344 per 1000-2000 level credit $368 per 3000-4000 level credit, 180 total quarter credits, 135 max transfer credits

Our self-paced learning format lets you take courses at your own speed, moving onto the next course when you're ready.

  • Take unlimited courses (up to two at a time) per 12-week billing session
  • 2 Capella quarter credits = 1 program point
  • Set your own deadlines, no courseroom discussions
  • Pay a flat tuition fee per session*
$2,400 per 12-week billing session, 90 total program points, 10 max transfer points

*This is only an estimate, using general program pricing. Your price may be higher or lower depending on your specialization, transfer credits, tuition discounts, and (in FlexPath) the speed at which you move through the program. Fees, including application fees and resource kits, are not included in this estimate. The GuidedPath prices show the tuition you would pay if you brought in the average number of transfer credits or the maximum allowed transfer credits. The FlexPath prices show the tuition you would pay if you brought in an average number of transfer credits and you moved at the speed of a typical FlexPath student or as quickly as the fastest FlexPath students (90th percentile). New or recently revised programs base their estimate on comparable programs. Military Tuition Assistance (TA) is not available for FlexPath.

Get the Details

Speak with an enrollment counselor to get a personalized cost estimate for what you can expect to pay.

Ways to Save

At Capella, we believe your education is an investment in your future. It’s also an investment within your grasp. Your goals are achievable—there are more ways to save than you might think. 

Transfer Credits

We can accept many transfer credits from regionally accredited schools. 

Low-Cost Gen Ed Courses

Our learning partner, Sophia Learning, offers self-paced, online options for fulfilling bachelor’s requirements for only $329 per course.

Scholarships for New Students

Capella scholarships, available for qualifying students, aren’t need-based and never have to be repaid.

Our competency-based curriculum is designed around American Health Information Management Association and Association of University Programs in Health Administration helping you gain skills in the technology and management of health information data.

Accredited & Respected

Capella University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Accreditation and recognitions provide the assurance we meet standards for quality of faculty, curriculum, learner services, and fiscal stability. See all of our accreditations and recognitions

Sample Courses

Our online bachelor’s in Health Care Administration, Health Information Management (HIM) Accelerated Master's Pathway program provides courses in health care regulation and compliance, quality improvement, reimbursement systems, and more.

Some of the courses you will take:

Course Number Course Title
BHA4106 Introduction to Managing Health Care Information
MHA5010 Strategic Health Care Planning
MHA5012 Organizational Leadership and Governance
HIM4640 Electronic Health Records and Health Information Systems
HIM4660 Information Security, Privacy, and Ethics in Health Care

Faculty & Support

You’re never going it alone at Capella. Our dedicated faculty and support teams are waiting to guide, help, and advise you through every step of your educational journey.

Enrollment Counselors

These folks are superstars. We hear it from our students (and grads). They’re here to help find a program fit and set you up for success.  

Financial Aid Counselors

First they listen. Then they act—for you. Running the numbers, exploring ways to save, and making the financing of your education simpler.


Want to learn more about courses, instructors, or resources? Ask our advisors—they know all about the details of your program.


Our distinguished faculty members hold top credentials in their fields. They’re here to teach the knowledge and skills you’ll need, now.

Move Forward in Your Career

Here are some of the career options you could explore with an online Bachelor’s in Health Care Administration, Health Information Management degree. 

Related Job Titles to Explore*

  • Patient registrar
  • HIM systems support technician
  • HIM abstractor
  • Health informatics support specialist
  • Physician office health information specialist
  • Medical and health services manager
  • Marketing manager/director
  • Business analyst
  • Quality manager
  • Operations manager
  • Medical records manager
  • Business office supervisor

Related Employment Settings to Explore

  • Hospital
  • Government/military health care facility
  • Residential care facility
  • Physician office
  • Dentist office
  • Home health agency
  • Ambulatory care facility
  • Nursing home
  • Integrated delivery system
  • Long-term care/assisted living facility
  • Managed care organization
  • Insurance carrier

*These are examples intended to serve as a general guide. Some positions may prefer or even require previous experience, licensure, certifications, and/or other designations along with a degree. Because many factors determine what position an individual may attain, Capella cannot guarantee that a graduate will secure any specific job title, a promotion, salary increase, or other career outcome. We encourage you to research requirements for your job target and career goals.

Other Programs to Explore

Is this program close to what you need, but maybe not a perfect fit? The programs below might be interesting. Check them out to find one that suits your academic and professional goals. 

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