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Associate of Science in Health Sciences-Administration

The Associate of Science in Health Sciences in Administration program is designed to prepare or advance students in specific administrative and certified allied healthcare careers. This program is specifically designed to provide knowledge, skill, and eligibility required for certification within the following areas:

  • Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist (CEHRS)
  • Certified Billing and Coding Specialist (CBCS)
  • Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA)
  • Certified Rhythm Analysis Technician (CRAT)

View the certification opportunities table below

Requirements

Core Curriculum (18 hours)

ENGL 1311 Composition I
ENGL 1312 Composition II
Fine Arts (MUSI 1320 Music Appreciation or MUSI 3350 American Popular Music or MUSI 3348 Studies in World Music or MUSI 2346 History of Jazz or transfer)
RELS 1325 Religious Quest
Social Science (ANTH 1311 Cultural Anthropology or ANTH 2324 Native Peoples of North America or SOCI 1311 Introduction to Sociology or PSYC 1301 Introduction to Psychology or ECON 2301 Macroeconomics or other transfer)
MATH 1304 College Algebra or MATH 2303 Probability & Statistics

10 hours from the following:

BIOL 1401 Diversity of Life and Laboratory (4 hours)
HSCI 2310 Health Sciences I
HSCI 2320 Health Sciences II

30 hours from the following:

HSCI 2312 Medical Terminology
HSCI 2315 Medical Coding
HSCI 2317 Medical Insurance Practice
HSCI 2327 Introduction to the Electronic Health Record
HSCI 2330 HIPAA Compliance and Certification
HSCI 2340 Health Information Technology and Systems
HSCI 3305 Basic Cardiac Rhythm Interpretation
HSCI 3310 Healthcare Organizations and Administration
HSCI 3315 Introduction to Administrative Medical Assisting
HSCI 3317 Healthcare Communication
HSCI 3320 Healthcare Data Management
HSCI 3321 Information Systems for the Health Sciences
HSCI 3340 Third Party Payment Systems
HSCI 3355 Healthcare Ethics and the Law

General Electives (2 hours needed to meet 60 total credit hours)

Community Service (22 hours)

Completion of a minimum of 30 semester hours must be taken at UIW.
Completion of 24 of the final 30 hours for the degree must be taken at UIW.

NOTE: Active-duty military are required to take a minimum of 15 hours at UIW.


CERTIFICATION OPPORTUNITIES
The following table indicates Specialty Curriculum required for the following administrative certification examination(s)

  CEHRS CBCS CMAA CRAT
HSCI 3315 Introduction to Administrative Medical Assisting     X  
HSCI 3317 Healthcare Communication X X X  
HSCI 3310 Healthcare Organizations and Administration X X X  
HSCI 2312 Medical Terminology X X X  
HSCI 2315 Medical Coding   X X  
HSCI 2317 Medical Insurance Practice   X X  
HSCI 3340 Third Party Payment Systems   X X  
HSCI 2327 Introduction to the Electronic Health Record X X X  
HSCI 2330 HIPAA Compliance and Certification X X X  
HSCI 2340 Health Information Technology and Systems X      
HSCI 3320 Healthcare Data Management X      
HSCI 3321 Information Systems for the Health Sciences X X    
HSCI 3355 Healthcare Ethics and the Law X X X  
HSCI 3305 Basic Cardiac Rhythm Interpretation      

X

Completion of the core classes will satisfy the minimum certification examination requirements. Certified testing centers not affiliated with UIW will offer the exam and award the certification upon successful completion.

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