Professional Phase of Health Information
Management Program Relocates to UMDNJ
NEWARK — This fall the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey will offer the professional phase of an undergraduate degree in Health Information Management, which has been relocated from Kean University. Applicants who have an associate degree can matriculate as a third-year student in the professional phase of the program at the UMDNJ-School of Health Related Professions.
Students who are accepted as freshman into this Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Health Information Management Program, which is being jointly offered by Kean University and the UMDNJ-School of Health Related Professions, will complete a two-year liberal arts curriculum at Kean University. In their junior year students will begin their two-year basic science education coursework at the UMDNJ-School of Health Related Professions in Newark. Upon completion of the 124-credits, a B.S. degree in Health Information Management will be conferred by both universities.
Graduates of this program are eligible for careers in medical records, health information, health care finance, compliance and technology departments at hospital, nursing homes, and long-term care facilities. This program will also prepare them for national certification to become health information managers, health information directors, reimbursement analysts, clinical documentation specialists, and clinical data quality administrators.
“We are proud to offer the state’s only joint Health Information Management program, which was established at Kean University 25 years ago,” said Dr. David Gibson, dean of the UMDNJ-School of Health Related Professions. “This program gives us an opportunity to provide hands-on experience to future health information management professionals for the day-to-day responsibilities in a hospital management career.”
Current and prospective students who are interested in applying to the professional phase of this program should call the Enrollment Services Department of the UMDNJ-School of Health Related Professions at 973-972-5454.
UMDNJ is the nation ’s largest free-standing public health sciences university with more than 5,700 students attending the state's three medical schools, its only dental school, a graduate school of biomedical sciences, a school of health related professions, a school of nursing and a school of public health on five campuses. Annually, there are more than two million patient visits at UMDNJ facilities and faculty practices at campuses in Newark, New Brunswick/Piscataway, Scotch Plains, Camden and Stratford. UMDNJ operates University Hospital, a Level I Trauma Center in Newark, and University Behavioral HealthCare, a statewide mental health and addiction services network.