Summary of Requirements

This is an upper-level program. Admitted students begin the program in the fall of their junior year and must have at least 55 credits completed by that semester. Transfer students must have their transfer credits evaluated by the Admissions Office and must meet general and prerequisite requirements of the program.

University Requirements

All students are required to complete the university's General Education (GenEd) curriculum (Analytical Reading & Writing, Intellectual Heritage I and II, Arts, Human Behavior, Global/World Society, U.S. Society, Race & Diversity, Science & Technology, Quantitative Literacy).

All Temple students must take a minimum of two writing-intensive courses at Temple as part of the major. The writing-intensive courses for this major are HIM 3297 and HIM 4298.

College Requirement

All CPH students must complete the College Core Course, HRPR 1001 Public Health: The Way We Live, Work and Play.

Clearance Requirements

Please note the Health Information Management program requires students to complete internships at facilities both on and off the University campus. These placements may require criminal background checks, Act 33/34 clearances and perhaps a drug screen. Placements may also require the student to maintain personal health insurance. The results of these requirements may limit and potentially eliminate placement options which can, in turn, result in an inability to meet graduation requirements.

Program Requirements

Students in the HIM program are required to satisfy the following prerequisite courses (before or while applying to the program) and professional courses (after being admitted to the program). A grade of C or better is required for all prerequisite and professional courses (a grade of C- is not acceptable).

Health Information Management Prerequisites:

MATH 1013Elements of Statistics3
or PSY 1167 Foundations in Statistical Methods
or SOC 1167 Social Statistics
or EPBI 2219 Biostatistics and Public Health
KINS 1223Human Anatomy and Physiology I 13-4
or KINS 1221 Principles of Anatomy and Physiology I
KINS 1224Human Anatomy and Physiology II 13-4
or KINS 1222 Principles of Anatomy and Physiology II
HIM 1101Medical Terminology3
HIM 1055IT Applications for Health3
HPM 2214Politics and Payments in US Healthcare System3
Total Credit Hours18-20

Health Information Management Professional Courses:2

HIM 2215Health Information Management IT Fundamentals3
HIM 3101Health Record Documentation3
HIM 3106Pathophysiology3
HIM 3107Health Information Management Leadership and Strategic Management3
HIM 3111Statistics and Research in Health Care3
HIM 3113Healthcare Database Design and Development3
HIM 3203Electronic Health Record Systems3
HIM 3208International Classification of Diseases3
HIM 3216Clinical Procedures and Pharmacology3
HIM 3271Professional Development1
HIM 3297Health Information Management Human Resource Management (WI)3
HIM 4101Health Informatics: Infrastructure and Standards3
HIM 4102Legal Aspects of Health Information Management3
HIM 4207Healthcare Quality Improvement3
HIM 4105Current Procedural Terminology Coding3
HIM 4113Healthcare Reimbursement Systems3
HIM 4121Healthcare Data Analytics3
HIM 4202Health Information Management Project Management3
HIM 4206Intermediate Coding3
HIM 4104Health Information Management Operations Management3
HIM 4286Management Internship4
HIM 4298Health Information Management Senior Seminar (WI)3
Total Credit Hours65


6 credits. Strongly recommended electives include business writing electives.