On-Campus Bachelor's Degree Program
In this two-year bachelor's degree program, students work with the latest health information technology at the region's top academic health institution: the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City, Kansas. Students typically enter this program after completing two years of prerequisite course work from a qualified accredited institution. Graduates of this program possess the skills to manage the people, processes, and systems involved with health data and information. For more information, please refer to the program website.
Online Bachelor's Degree-Completion Program
KU offers an online bachelor's degree-completion program for military service members, veterans, and working professionals including those with the Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) credential, individuals working in an area related to health information management, or credentialed professionals in another health care field. This program assists those who want to advance to a bachelor's degree in health information management. As an online program, it offers convenience and flexibility for students. For more information, please refer to the program website.
Minor in Healthcare Management
KU offers a minor in healthcare management which introduces students to relevant topics for health care managers. Students are trained in privacy, security and confidentiality practices, examine the uniquely complex financial and reimbursement systems, and the roles of quality and performance improvement in health care. Students gain knowledge and experience in health information technology and data management. Courses are available online. For more information, please refer to the program website.
Prior to entering the program, students must complete two (2) years of undergraduate college course work – either from the KU Lawrence campus or another regionally accredited university or community college – with a total of at least 60 credit hours.
No grade lower than a "C" is accepted in any prerequisite course. An overall grade point average of 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale) for college course work is required to be eligible to apply.
Changes in health care require frequent curriculum content changes and course revisions. All prospective students should obtain ongoing advising from the department to ensure the student’s transcript meets current prerequisites. Additional advising is available at the Undergraduate Advising Center in Lawrence.
KU Students: Students on the Lawrence campus should declare "prehealth information management" as their major. Please contact the academic advisor for the School of Health Professions at the Undergraduate Advising Center for advising.
Transfer Students: Students from other institutions need to verify that prerequisites are completed. Using the CredTran system, students can verify equivalent course work is transferable and will meet the program requirements. Program sheets are available for community colleges in Kansas which provide a list of transferable courses. Please contact the program advisor at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or for assistance in transferring to KU.
International students, or those for whom English is a second language, may have additional requirements relative to language proficiency, residency, and citizenship status. See more information.
A background check is also required. Prospective students should review the program requirements and the complete list of application requirements on the department's website.
NOTE: Students may still apply if currently enrolled or working toward prerequisite course work. However, all prerequisites must be completed before starting the program.
|Biological Sciences (9)|
|BIOL 100||Principles of Biology (or other natural sciences course) 1||3|
|BIOL 240||Fundamentals of Human Anatomy 2||3|
|BIOL 246||Principles of Human Physiology 3||3|
|MATH 365||Elementary Statistics||3|
|ACCT 200||Fundamentals of Financial Accounting 4||3-4|
|or ACCT 205||Survey of Accounting|
|ENGL 102||Critical Reading and Writing||3|
|Oral Communication (3)|
|COMS 130||Speaker-Audience Communication||3|
|PHIL 160||Introduction to Ethics||3|
|HUM 204||Western Civilization I (or other culture and diversity elective) 5||3|
|Social Sciences (6)|
|PSYC 104||General Psychology||3|
|SOC 104||Elements of Sociology||3|
|Other required courses (3)|
|HEIM 230||Medical Terminology||3|
Students may choose any elective fulfilling the KU Core Goal 3, Natural Sciences.
BIOL 241 or BIOL 242 are lab courses for BIOL 240 and are recommended but not required.
BIOL 247 is the lab course for BIOL 246 and is recommended but not required.
KU requires students to take MATH 101 before taking ACCT 200; transfer students may not need to complete a MATH 101 equivalent if it is not required for the required accounting course.
Students may choose any elective fulfilling the KU Core Goal 4, Learning Outcome 2.
The on-campus program begins each fall on the KU Medical Center campus in Kansas City, KS. and culminates in a 4-week capstone professional experience at the end of the spring semester of the second year. The online program begins both fall and spring semesters with individualized course plans.
Program requirements and course offerings are subject to change. Prospective students should visit the program website for the latest information.
|HEIM 325||2||HEIM 420||3|
|HEIM 401||3||HEIM 450||1|
|HEIM 415||3||HEIM 525||3|
|HEIM 435||3||HEIM 540||3|
|HEIM 501||2||HEIM 565||4|
|HEIM 510||1||HEIM 604||2|
|HEIM 567||3||HEIM 665||2|
|HEIM 571||3||HEIM 671||3|
|HEIM 575||3||HEIM 676||3|
|HEIM 585||3||HEIM 679||3|
|HEIM 635||3||HEIM 680||3|
|Total Hours: 62|
The minor in healthcare management provides students with an in-depth understanding of the U.S. health care delivery system, with special emphasis on legal, regulatory and reimbursement issues. Students are introduced to relevant topics for healthcare managers and will be trained in privacy, security and confidentiality practices, and related requirements for health care professionals.
In the program, students will examine the uniquely complex financial and reimbursement systems and the roles of quality and performance improvement in health care. Students will also gain knowledge and experience in health information systems, and specifically, electronic health care records and data management.
The minor requires students to complete 18 hours (6 courses) with a “C” or higher in all of the courses.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Courses are offered online.
Acceptance to this minor is subject to review. To request a declaration for the minor in healthcare management please visit the program website him.kumc.edu.
|HEIM 415||Healthcare Delivery Systems||3|
|HEIM 567||Quality and Performance Improvement in Healthcare||3|
|HEIM 585||Healthcare Reimbursements & Financing||3|
|HEIM 570||Introduction to Healthcare Management||3|
|HEIM 420||Legal Aspects of Healthcare||3|
|HEIM 540||Health Information Systems||3|