May 27, 2019  
Undergraduate Bulletin 2010-2011 
Undergraduate Bulletin 2010-2011 [Archived Catalog]

Health Information Administration

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At IPFW you may complete 55 credit hours toward the Bachelor of Science in health information administration. You must be admitted to the Health Information Administration Program at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) to complete the degree. Completion of IPFW course work does not guarantee admission to the IUPUI program. Graduates receive their degree from the IUPUI School of Informatics.

Overview - Health information professionals play a critical role in maintaining, collecting, interpreting, analyzing and protecting data that healthcare providers rely on for research and delivery of quality care.

Prerequisite Courses - Prior to entering IUPUI’s Health Information Administration Program, the student must complete at least 56 prerequisite credit hours. All but six of the total prerequisite hours may be completed at IPFW. Two additional prerequisite courses (CSCI N207 and HIA M300) are taken online through IUPUI. Students should consult with an IPFW allied health sciences advisor for appropriate courses and semester sequencing.

Suggested Electives - General electives as needed to complete 61 credit hours. These electives may include management information systems, supervisory management, methods of employee training, computer sciences, research methods, interpersonal communications, Greek and Latin medical terms, and foreign languages.

IUPUI Admission Requirements

Total Number of Prerequisite Credit Hours – 61     Fifty-five prerequisite hours may be completed at IPFW. Six prerequisite hours are offered online through IUPUI.

Limitations of Course Work - Remedial course work will not qualify as prerequisite credit hours.

Criteria Used for Selection of Class - Completion of prerequisite courses, grade point average, interview

Application Deadline - November 15 of the year prior to desired entry.

Minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average - 2.5 on a 4.0 scale. This requirement is applied at the time of program application and must be maintained. Grades in remedial courses are included in the cumulative grade point average.

Minimum Grade Requirement in a Stated Prerequisite Course - C (2.0 on a 4.0 scale) in anatomy, physiology, computer science, analytic skills/quantitative methods, business administration, and organization/management. Prerequisite courses in anatomy, physiology, computer science, and statistics must be completed prior to enrollment in the program.

Interview - Qualified applicants must participate in an interview.

Clinical Observation/Volunteer Experience - While such experience is not required, it is helpful in making a career choice.

Delivery Options - The professional program is offered via distance learning or classroom delivery. 

The details of your prerequisite course work should be discussed with an IPFW allied health sciences advisor. You may also consult an advisor at the IUPUI campus to discuss the degree or delivery options by calling (317)278-7686 or by e-mail at The most current program information is found at

One of the following sequences Credits: 8

Choose one of the following Credits: 3

Electives Credits: 5

  • Humanities elective:  Cr. 3
  • General elective:  Cr. 2    

Total Credits: 55

Two additional prerequisites for this program available online through IUPUI:

  • CSCI N207 - Data Analysis Using Spreadsheets  Cr. 3
  • HIA M300 - Database Design for HIA  Cr. 3

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