Program Overview

Weber State University offers a Health Information Management Emphasis specifically designed for students who have already completed the Associate of Applied Science Degree in Health Information Technology Program (or equivalent) and wish to add an emphasis to their curriculum. Students who have completed the Health Information Technology Program should have learned information that enables them to work with coding systems, medical terminology, and computer applications that are involved with coding. The Health Information Management Emphasis gives students the opportunity to fulfill management positions and broadens their knowledge of databases, networks, research, and various other topics related to the field.

Students who pursue this emphasis must complete 41-47 total credit hours consisting of courses and support courses. The curriculum in this program builds upon the Health Information Technology program curriculum in order to meet the requirements for a bachelor’s degree in this field. All courses for this program are available online for students. However, students may choose a practicum/internship option which requires them to complete work outside of the home. Students who are not interested in pursuing this option may complete a thesis and presentation project.

Individuals who choose to enroll in this degree program are entering a growing field that may provide flexibility in employment environments. Graduates who are employed in this field are responsible for managing, analyzing, entering, and securing health-related information. Upon completion of this program, students may find employment as medical records/health information technicians, medical transcriptionists, medical/health service managers, medical coders, and medical coding managers.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Bachelor

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

    Restrictions

    Not available in Alabama, Arkansas, Kentucky and Minnesota.

    School Overview

    Weber State University, a public university located on an urban campus in Ogden, Utah, was established in 1889. Weber State was originally founded as the Weber State Academy by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Throughout its history, the school has been known as Weber State Academy, Weber Academy, Weber Normal College, and Weber College. Weber State has grown into a major state educational institution that serves northern Utah, and enrolls students from across the country, and the world. ​Weber State’s mission is to offer learning opportunities that are appropriate to a comprehensive higher education institution, and to be welcoming of students from all regions, nations and cultures. Weber State strives to meet the educational needs of Utah. 

    Weber State offers professional, liberal arts and technical certificates, and associate’s, bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the following colleges and schools: 

    • Telitha E. Lindquist College of Arts & Humanities
    • John B. Goddard School of Business & Economics
    • Jerry and Vickie Moyes College of Education
    • College of Engineering, Applied Science & Technology
    • Dr. Ezekiel R. Dumke College of Health Professions
    • College of Science
    • College of Social & Behavioral Sciences

    WSU has an online program that gives students the option of enrolling in a self-paced online, or semester-based online format. Online students can choose from a wide array of online degrees and programs that include associate's degrees, bachelor's degrees and certificates.

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