Health Information Management Collaborative Program

Dr. 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 ( ). 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 of coursework offered at Saint Peter's, and four semesters plus one summer session offered at Rutgers University during the professional phase of the program.

During their first two years, students take 60 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

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 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
Free Elective*3
Core Curriculum Requirements *42
Credits to be transferred in from Rutgers University HIM program. 61
Total Credits124

Special Notes on Major Requirements