Why choose Health Information Management at WSU?
- More than 90 percent of WSU's program graduates pass national exams the first time.
- All health information management programs offered at WSU are accredited or certified by their respective professional organizations.
- 95 percent of health information management and health information technology students become credentialed professionals and are placed in a career upon graduation.
What degrees/certificates are available?
Bachelor of Science (BS) in Health Administrative Services with an emphasis in Health Information Management
Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Health Information Technology
Certificate of Completion HealthCare Coding and Classification
What courses are offered through online/distance learning?
The health information management department offers the above degrees through our distance learning program. The courses for these degrees are delivered online and through independent study. For more information, contact the department at 801-626-7242 or click here.
What are the employment opportunities?
Health information management professionals collect, integrate and analyze collections of data, and manage information resources related to the research, planning, provision and evaluation of health care services.
Health information technicians perform the essential functions of maintaining health data and records in acute, long-term and ambulatory health care settings.
Opportunities also exist in related health care settings, e.g., insurance companies, medical clinics, computer software vendors and health maintenance organizations.
Starting salaries vary depending on the region, workplace and skill level. The average starting salary of bachelor degree graduates is $32,000-$37,000. Associate degree graduates earn $22,000-$27,000 in Utah. For more information, go to Career Services.
What will I learn in the program?
With a bachelor's degree you will develop a background in information systems technologies and their application to the provision of health care, advanced statistical procedures, and management applicable to information systems, human resources, and quality improvement in health care.
Associate of applied technology students learn technical functions such as coding diseases and operations, releasing medical information appropriately, maintaining statistical measures, using related computer application software and supervising employees.
Where can I find out more about the programs?
Dr. Ezekiel Dumke College of Health Professions
Weber State University
3907 University Circle
Odgen, UT 84408-3907
Department Contact Pat Shaw
Department Phone 801-626-7242
Is there an application deadline?
The deadlines vary according to the program in which you enroll.
Contact the department for specific deadline dates.