Designed with an understanding that the health information field is changing, the fully online UW Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management and Technology (HIMT) provides the knowledge and competencies you need to qualify for jobs in tomorrow’s technology-based healthcare environments.roundimage14

A multi-campus collaboration, UW HIMT combines the resources of the University of Wisconsin-Extension and four University of Wisconsin institutions:

  • UW-Green Bay
  • UW-Parkside
  • UW-Stevens Point
  • UW-La Crosse

The program’s diverse faculty and online flexibility, combined with our forward-looking curriculum, make it an ideal choice for nontraditional adult students and busy HIM professionals looking to start or advance their HIM careers.

Eligibility

HIMT is a degree completion program designed for students who already have some college credits or a liberal arts–based associate degree. It is also ideal for students who have completed a bachelor’s degree in another domain and seek a second bachelor’s in HIMT to gain entry to this high-growth field.

You may be eligible for admission to this program if you have completed at least 60 semester credits of transferable coursework with a 2.0 or better grade point average (GPA).

Prerequisites

Some HIMT courses have prerequisites. If you have not completed some or all of the prerequisites as part of an associate degree or prior coursework, you will need to complete them before taking specific courses. UW campus equivalents or other college/university equivalents may be substituted. The three prerequisite courses are:

  • College Algebra
  • Introductory Biology
  • Introductory Communications

For more information about prerequisites, please contact your adviser.

Accreditation

The Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management and Technology is approved by the University of Wisconsin Board of Regents and accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management and Technology program is in candidacy status, pending accreditation review by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). Accreditation by CAHIIM is a mechanism for assuring academic quality in higher education.

Background Checks

Students must pass a criminal background check in order to participate in some clinical or practicum experiences. Students who refuse to submit to a background check or whose background check is not favorable may be ineligible to participate in clinical or practicum experiences and may be unable to complete degree requirements. Background checks are required prior to registering for clinical or practicum experiences and no more than one year before the clinical or practicum experience begins.