The role of a health information administrator 

HIA professionals work in a growing diversification of settings in addition to the traditional hospital environment. They may be employed as:

  • Clinical data specialist 
  • Patient information coordinator 
  • Data quality manager 
  • Information security manager 
  • Data resource administrator or researcher
  • Decision support specialist


Bachelor of Science in Health Information Administration (BS-HIA)

  • Four-year, 2+2 program
  • Complete two years of core curriculum prerequisites in liberal arts and sciences courses
  • Transfer to Augusta University College of Allied Health Sciences for two years of online or traditional classroom specialty education in health information administration
  • Students begin the program in the fall semester of their junior year

Program Outcomes

95% 94% 93% 73%
Graduation Rate (2020) Retention Rate (2020) Satisfaction rate among
graduates (2020)
Graduates employed within
1-year of graduation (2020)

National Exam

Our graduates are eligible to sit for the AHIMA national registration examination. Passing this examination entitles one to use the designation Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) after their name. The RHIA credential is recognized by employers throughout the continuum of health care. 


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The Bachelor of Science Degree, Health Information Administration at Augusta University, is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).



Contact Us

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