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Health Information Management (BHA)

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Is It for You?

Do you want to take on a management role in a health-care information setting? Translate your diploma or degree into a bachelor of health administration. Gain a thorough understanding of the Canadian health-care system and the skills managers need to be successful leaders. The final practicum course provides an opportunity to put this knowledge to use in a health-care environment.

 Program Format(s)
Part Time: Degree Completion

 Degree Earned
Bachelor of Health Administration

 Non-Academic Requirements
Documentation of professional registration/certification (where applicable), resumé

 Co-op Option
No

 Recognized by the Canadian Health Information Management Association.

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Distinctive Learning

Part-time study; practicum seminars; independent research; leadership speaker series; evening classes; online and distance learning; modular weekend courses.

After Graduation

Pursue career opportunities in health information management departments; health facilities and community-based or government agencies in the fields of information collection, storage, processing, analysis and communication; health-care planning, research and service evaluation. Or, apply for a master’s degree in health administration, health information management, public health or business; the Certified Health Executive designation from the Canadian College of Health Leaders; or professional credentials through membership in the Canadian Health Information Management Association (CHIMA), and/or the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).

What You Need to Know

Part-Time Format (One to Eight or More Courses)
Domestic Fees Range
: $913 - $5,872
International Fees Range: $2,673 - $19,903

For detailed fees information visit Fees by Program.

  • Stream A: Graduation from a health record/health information CHIMA-accredited or recognized diploma program from a public Ontario College (or equivalent), with a grade average of 3.0/B/70% or higher AND at least two years of cumulative, current professional experience in health information management or health information technology.  Documentation of professional registration/certification with the CHIMA is required.
  • Stream B: Graduation from a three-year Advanced Diploma program in applied health sciences (e.g. nursing, medical laboratory technology, chiropody, radiology) from a public Ontario College (or the equivalent), with a grade average of 3.0/B/70% or higher.  The diploma must include a one-year introductory, university-level humanities course or equivalent.
    OR
    Completion of at least two years of study in a health-related  undergraduate degree program, or completion of a degree in another field, from an accredited university.
    AND
    At least two years of cumulative, current professional experience in health information management or health information technology.
  • Potential students with other post-secondary academic backgrounds and extensive professional experience in the field of health information management will be considered on an individual basis.

The following must also be submitted to Undergraduate Admissions:

  • Academic transcripts including promotion/graduation status of all post-secondary studies (excluding Ryerson). High school transcripts are not required for this program. Mature Student guidelines do not apply.
  • A completed Ryerson Supplementary Form

After you submit your application for admission, you will be required to activate your Ryerson Online Identity (if you have not already done so). This will provide you with access to your Choose>Ryerson portal account, which is how we will communicate with you. You will be required to upload the above documents, as well as your academic transcripts, in your Choose>Ryerson portal account. Visit the Submission of Documents page for further instructions.

Please note: If you have already attended this program and are applying for readmission or reinstatement, a completed application, an updated resume and Supplementary Form are required.

  • Resumé
  • Documentation of Professional Registration/Certification (where applicable)

After you submit your application for admission, you will be required to activate your Ryerson Online Identity (if you have not already done so). This will provide you with access to your Choose>Ryerson portal account, which is how we will communicate with you. You will be required to upload the above documents, as well as your academic transcripts, in your Choose>Ryerson portal account. Visit the Submission of Documents page for further instructions.

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