The Department of Health Promotion and Administration offers two educational opportunities within its program of Health Services Administration (HSA).
B.S. in Health Services Administration
Option in Health Informatics and Information Management (HIIM)
Option in Health Care Management (HCM)
The HSA program consists of two years of pre-HSA study (which includes general education and support courses) and two years of core HSA coursework. Once admitted into the program, students complete two professional practice experiences (PPEs) in a variety of health care organizations. These rotations provide students with observation, supervisory, and administrative experiences. Graduates of the Health Informatics and Information Management option are eligible to take the national examination for certification as a Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA).
The Health Information Management accreditor of Eastern Kentucky University’s College of Health Sciences is the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). The College’s accreditation for a baccalaureate degree in Health Services Administration: Concentration in Health Informatics and Information Management has been reaffirmed through 2022. All inquiries about the program’s accreditation status should be directed by mail to CAHIIM, 200 East Randolph Street, Suite 5100, Chicago, IL, 60601; by phone at (312) 235-3255; or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
More information is available in our Program Overview.
HSA Student Outcomes
The graduates of the HSA program are well prepared for the Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) certification exam. Our 2019-2020 pass rate is 77%. As a comparison, the national average is normally around 69%.
Our Graduation Rate (150%) is 57.14% (cohort 2013-2014
- This percentage is the number of students who completed their program within a period of equal to one and a half times (150%) the normal time it would take to complete their degree.
Employment Rates (2019-2020) Graduating Cohort (33% response rate):
- 67% within 6 months
- 83% within 9 months
- 100% within 1 year
- (83% were employed in a healthcare field)