Health Information Management Collaborative Program

Christina Mortellaro, Advisor

The Health Information Management Program prepares graduates to take a leading role in the management of patient information collected and maintained in electronic and manual processes. Roles in HIM are expansive and include management, medical coding, data analysis and computerized system development and maintenance ( www.hicareers.com ). Students who successfully complete the four-year program are granted a Bachelor of Science Degree in Health Information Management jointly by Rutgers University and Saint Peter’s University. The Program involves eight traditional semesters in total: four semesters plus two summer sessions of coursework offered at Saint Peter's, and four semesters plus one summer session offered at the Rutgers campus during the Professional Phase of the Program.

During their first two years, students take 73-76 credits, including the core requirements and required ancillary courses, at Saint Peter’s University. This course of study is followed by the Professional Phase of the Program in which students take 61 credits at Rutgers. By May 1 of their sophomore year at Saint Peter’s University, students must apply to the School of Health Related Professions at Rutgers. To be accepted, students must be recommended by the Advisor of the Health Information Management Program, have completed all of the specified credits, have an overall GPA of 2.75 or greater, and satisfy all other admissions requirements of Rutgers. After acceptance at the School of Health Related Professions, which is decided solely by Rutgers, students begin their coursework at Rutgers during the summer after their sophomore year at Saint Peter’s. Requirements for the joint degree may change at the discretion of Rutgers University.  For more information, please visit http://shrp.rutgers.edu/dept/informatics/HIM/

Requirements for a Joint Health Information Management Major

Joint Degree of Bachelor of Science

Fifteen of the required credits for the major count towards the Core Curriculum Requirements.

MA-132Statistics for the Life Sciences 13
MA-133Calculus for the Life Sciences 14
BI-171Anatomy and Physiology I 24
BI-171LAnatomy and Physiology I Lab0
BI-172Anatomy and Physiology II 24
BI-172LAnatomy and Physiology II Lab0
AC-151Principles of Accounting I3
BA-151Principles of Management3
CS-150Introduction to Computers and Information Processing3
Core Curriculum Requirements *42
Credits to be transferred in from Rutgers University from the professional program of study. 61
Total Credits127
1

May count towards the Core Mathematics Requirement.

2

May count towards the Core Natural Science Requirement.

*

Please note 3 credits transferred from Rutgers will count towards 3 credits of core curriculum credits. 

Special Notes on Major Requirements

1

Students should consult the Program Advisor before beginning the program in order to take the courses in the correct sequence so that the program is finished on time.

2

To finish the component of the program at Saint Peter's in 2 years, students will need to take summer courses and/or take more than 15 credits for several semesters.

3

The credits transferred in from Rutgers University must be for courses for the major specified by Rutgers.

4

Saint Peter's University Values and Capstone Core Requirement to be fulfilled in Rutgers University's professional phase of program.