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  • 256 - Number of B.S. in health services administration graduates in 2014-15
  • 109 - Number of M.S. in health sciences – health services administration track graduates in 2014-15
  • $51,000 - Average salary of new graduates of the M.S. in health care informatics program
  • 26 - Number of B.S. in health informatics and information management graduates in 2014-15
  • 26 - Number of M.S. in health care informatics graduates in 2014-15

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Health Management and Informatics
College of Health and Public Affairs
University of Central Florida
HPA II - Suite 210
4364 Scorpius Drive
Orlando, FL 32816-2205

Phone: 407-823-2359
Fax: 407-823-6138

B.S. in Health Informatics and Information Management

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The Program in Health Informatics and Information Management at UCF is an upper-division, limited-access professional curriculum leading to a bachelor of science. The professional phase of the program emphasizes health information management, business organization and management, health-care finance, computer applications in health care, systems analysis, pathophysiology, pharmacology, medical coding, and medicolegal aspects of health records.

The curriculum is designed to present a correlation between classroom theory and practical experience. Students gain practical experience under supervision in health-care settings throughout the state of Florida. The summer term of the senior year consists of a management affiliation for five weeks in a health-care facility. After the management affiliation, the students return to campus for completion of course requirements.

Graduates are eligible to apply to write the National Registration Examination administered by the American Health Information Management Association to qualify as a Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA).

Enrollment in the program is restricted due to the student demand for admission to the major, limited clinical sites and accreditation guidelines.

IMPORTANT: Please note that acceptance to the university does not constitute admission to the upper-division, limited-access health information management program. Students must file a separate application to the program prior to March 1 of the year admission is sought.

The official program of study for the Bachelor of Science in Health Informatics and Information Management is available online in the UCF Undergraduate Catalog.

CAHIIM Accreditation

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The health informatics and information management B.S. degree program at the University of Central Florida is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). CAHIIM is the accrediting organization for degree-granting programs in health informatics and information management. CAHIIM serves the public interest by establishing quality standards for the educational preparation of future health information management professionals. When a program is accredited by CAHIIM, it means that it has voluntarily undergone a rigorous review process and has been determined to meet or exceed the accreditation standards.

Program outcomes:

  • Graduates' pass rate on the Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) exam consistently exceeds the national average. 
  • 100 percent of the graduates from the UCF HIIM program who exercised the early test option in 2013 and 2014 passed the RHIA exam.


All HIIM students gain practical experience through unpaid Professional Practice Experiences Classes and a five-week management affiliation in health-care facilities that are geared toward their career aspirations. Many UCF HIIM students are in high demand at local hospitals, and they work part time during the last two years of the program in local health-care facilities.

Curriculum Information and Application Forms

Health Informatics and Information Management Curriculum
Health Informatics and Information Management Application
Health Informatics and Information Management Reference
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The following scholarship opportunities are available for UCF HIIM students only:

In addition, several other scholarships are available for all College of Health and Public Affairs students.

Scholarship applications are available in August. 

For more information and an application form, visit

Melissa Bultema  
Karyn Meekins  
Kaley Schnitker  
Patricia Sy  



  « HIIM students Melissa Bultema (top) and Karyn Meekins  (bottom) are the 2014 recipients of the Carol Barr Scholarship. They appears here at the college's annual Scholarship Awards Dinner with  (left) college Dean Michael Frumkin. 











« HIIM students Kaley Schnitker (top) and Patricia Sy (bottom) are also  the 2014 recipients of the Betty W. Kernodle Memorial Scholarship. They both appears with  college Dean Michael Frumkin (left). 










Careers in Health Information

For further information about health information careers, visit

UCF's program provided me the opportunity to expedite my student experience while attaining practical experience working within local health systems."
— Daniel Barr, V.P. at National Children's Hospital,  M.S. in Health Sciences, Health Services Administration Track ('04)
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