March 31 for fall semester start
Oct 31 for spring semester start
We're here to answer any questions you may have about this program. Please contact program advisor Angela Couture, RHIA.
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.
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.
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.