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Online RHIT-to-RHIA Bachelor's Degree-Completion Program

KU’s completely online bachelor's degree program for working RHIT professionals

Program Overview

The online degree-completion option is designed for adult learners with the RHIT credential looking to advance their career by completing a bachelor’s degree and earning the RHIA credential. Curriculum in the program builds upon prior academic study and supports professional development in strategic leadership and management of people, processes, and information systems.

Here’s what a few of our graduates have to say about the program:

You have been my life-line for several years.; I cannot thank you enough for all your help and encouragement!”

“Thanks in advance for all of your help the last 2 1/2 years. It is been a great experience and I am recommending the KUMC program to any of my fellow RHIT's who want to get their bachelors degree.”

“I want to thank you so much for all the help you've provided over the last couple of years. The HIM program at KU is top notch in my book, and I would highly recommend it (and have) to anyone asking about online programs.”

RHITs, by virtue of prior academic work and employment experience, often have already met requirements for certain courses in this bachelor's degree program. Therefore, each candidate’s transcripts and job history are reviewed. This process respects existing personal achievements and ensures students avoid courses in which appropriate mastery of the subject matter has been established.

Interested? Here’s what to do.

  • Step 1: Contact program advisor to express interest, ask questions, and receive advising
  • Step 2: Complete application for admission
  • Step 3: Receive notification of admission decision and details about next steps

Health information management professionals are not required to possess a national registration or state license for employment. As a post-professional program, students enter KU’s online degree-advancement bachelor’s degree program in health information management already possessing the RHIT credential. Graduates of this program are eligible to sit for the registered health information administrator certification exam.

Last modified: Oct 13, 2020

Application deadlines:
March 31 for fall semester start
Oct 31 for spring semester start

Program overview

Eligibility and requirements

Tuition and Fees

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photo of Angela Couture, RHIA We're here to answer any questions you may have about this program. Please contact program advisor Angela Couture, RHIA.