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Health Information Management
Bachelor of Science in Health Care Administration

Your passion for data management can open the door to career possibilities in the health care industry. The online BS in Health Care Administration, Health Information Management (HIM) helps you understand how to integrate the business needs of health care organizations with the latest techniques for information management, from electronic records to statistical analysis and data security. You’ll develop skills that can help solve today’s complex health care challenges and gain the insight and expertise required to make a real impact on patient and organizational outcomes.

Two flexible online learning formats

To meet the needs of your busy life, we offer two 100% competency-based online learning formats – GuidedPath and FlexPathIs FlexPath right for you?

Interprofessional education

Share courses with nursing and public health practitioners along with health administration professionals to learn about, from and with others in the industry.

Accelerated Master’s Pathway (AMP)

Enroll in the Accelerated Master's Pathway (AMP) option and you could use your bachelor’s program to prepare for an advanced degree. With AMP, you can take master’s-level courses that could fulfill both your bachelor’s and master’s program requirements.

Classes start June 3

Apply today with no application fee.

At a glance

  • Online
  • FlexPath available
  • 8–14 General education courses
  • 8 Core courses
  • 9 Specialization courses
  • 6–11 Elective courses
  • 1 Capstone
  • 180 Total quarter credits
  • 135 Maximum transfer credits

FlexPath lets you finish the degree you started, with a bachelor’s in health care administration in 16 months for $15,000.*

*Based on fastest 25% of students. Your program length and cost will vary by transfer credits, the per-session cost and how quickly you complete courses. Books, supplies and other fees apply.

What can you do with a BS in Health Information Management degree?

Your education can help you reach your professional and personal goals. While Capella cannot guarantee that a graduate will secure any specific career outcome, such as a job title, promotion or salary increase, we encourage you to explore potential jobs and employment settings. Here are some ideas and examples for a graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Health Care Administration, Health Information Management.

Job titles to explore

  • Practice manager
  • Clinical manager
  • Nursing home administrator
  • Program director
  • Health director
  • Business analyst
  • Health administrator

Employment settings to explore

  • Hospital
  • Nursing care facility
  • Ambulatory care service
  • Health insurance company

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