Health care is one of today's most dynamic and growing industries, responding to the ever-changing needs and demands of society while coping with changes in medicine, medical technology, and population. Health care is a field that offers exciting new opportunities and challenges for those who choose it as a career.
The Health Administrative Services Program (HAS) provides an opportunity for health practitioners and students in the health disciplines to prepare themselves for managerial, technical, and health promotion roles in both traditional and nontraditional health care settings. In addition, many students use the program to prepare themselves for graduate studies in Health Administration and other related disciplines. The HAS program is uniquely structured to help practicing health professionals build upon their two-year professional degree or credential, while at the same time accommodating the more traditional four-year student.
The Program’s Health Services Administration emphasis has been granted certification by the Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA). Membership in AUPHA is criteria-based and indicates that the Health Services Administrative emphasis has met the exacting standards of this national organization.
The Health Information Management and the Health Information Technology emphases are both accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). AAS graduates are eligible to sit for the Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) certification examination, BS graduates, for the Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) certification examination.
In 2011-2012 the HIM and HIT programs had 100% graduate satisfaction, and 100% pass rates on the RHIA certification examination; and an 86% pass rate on the RHIT certification examinations.
Weber State University is accredited by the Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges.