The Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management program is awarded jointly between FDU and Rutgers University – SHP.  The program is designed as a 2+2 program with the first two years spent at FDU and the last two years spent at Rutgers University-SHP.

The Health Information Manager is a member of the health care team and is the person responsible for management of health information systems consistent with medical, administrative, ethical and legal requirements.  Health information professionals collect, analyze and utilize data to provide information critical to the health care industry. A Registered Record Administrator (RHIA) collects many kinds of data from a variety of sources, monitors the integrity of the information, measures appropriate access to health records and manages the analysis and use of this data.

Students must complete 67 pre-professional credits during their first two years at FDU before applying for acceptance to the professional component at Rutgers University-SHP for their last two years.

  • Employment rate in various healthcare agencies in the tri-state area – 100%
  • Salary range after completion of Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management degree by the Bureau of Labor Statistics –  $51,000 – $66,260

Admission Requirements

Admission to FDU

  • Graduation from an accredited secondary school with a record indicating potential to succeed in college.
  • Students admitted to the B.S. in Medical Imaging science major must maintain a minimum grade point average of 2.85 in their pre-professional course work.
  • A separate application to Rutgers University will be filled out in the Fall of the 3rd year at FDU.
  • Admission decisions for the professional component are made in accordance with criteria, policies and procedures established by a joint Committee on Admissions and Academic Status and cannot be guaranteed by FDU.

Admission to Rutgers University-SHP

  • A separate application in the fall semester of their sophomore year.
  • Admission decisions for the professional component are made in accordance with criteria, policies and procedures established by a joint Committee on Admissions and Academic Status and cannot be guaranteed by FDU.
  • Students admitted to the B.S. in health information management major must maintain a minimum grade point average of 2.85 in their pre-professional coursework

Degree Plan

1st Semester (18 credits)

CHEM1107/CHEM1117     Chem. for Health Sciences
CSCI1105      Computer & Computer Software
ENWR1101     Academic Writing
UNIV1001       Transitioning to University Life
MATH1105     College Algebra
PSYC1103     General Psychology

2nd Semester (17 credits)

ACCT2021     Accounting Principles I
BIOL2125/BIOL2126     Micro for Health Sciences & lab
ENWR1102     Academic Research & Writing
PSYC2201      Statistics
SPCH1155     Public Speaking
UNIV1002        Preparing for Professional Life

3rd Semester (16 credits)

BIOL2203/BIOL2223     Anatomy & Physiology I & lab
CSCI/MIS____     Elective
UNIV2001       Cross-cultural Perspectives
MEDT4301      American Health Care Systems
NURS3208           Health Care Economics

4th Semester (16 credits)

BIOL2204/BIOL2224     Anatomy & Physiology II & lab
CSCI/MIS____     Elective
MEDT1130     Bioethics
MEDT4302           Health Care Law & Policy
UNIV2002       Global Issues

After completion of 67 credits at FDU, the program is completed at Rutgers University-SHP (61 credits). With successful completion of the program at Rutgers-SHP the student will earn the BS in Health Information Management.

A minimum of 128 credits is required for graduation.

In joint partnership with Fairleigh Dickinson University and the Rutgers, School of Health Professions (SHP).

Special Information

In joint partnership with Fairleigh Dickinson University and the Rutgers, School of Health Professions (SHP).

Contact Information
Prof. Marilyn R. Rubin
201-692-2847
rubin@fdu.edu

Course Descriptions