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Health Information Administration

Do you see yourself at the intersection of health care and technology?

Heath information professionals are responsible for managing and protecting personal health information and serve as advocates of the patient-provider relationship. The health information administration program from the College of Allied Health Sciences’ Department of Undergraduate Health Professions helps prepare students for this rewarding career.

Augusta University is Georgia’s Health Sciences Center of Excellence, and we offer an experience like no other. Join us to become tomorrow’s health care professionals today.

Health Information Administration is for you if you consider yourself

Analytical and Strategic
Innovative and Cutting-edge



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Undergraduate Health Professions

Health Sciences Building, EC-4308

Lori Prince, MSA, RHIA, CCS


What You'll Study


In the Health Information Administration program, you will study things like medical terminology, health care management, health law and ethics, and health informatics.

Course List | Track Sheet | Prerequisites & Deadlines | Accreditation

Experience-based Education

Outside the Classroom

Students in the Health Information Administration program are encouraged to gain additional experience by shadowing a health information professional or working in a position in the field.

As one of Georgia’s four research universities, research is always a priority, and students have a variety of opportunities to present their research, including the annual professional meetings of the Georgia Public Health Association and the Georgia Health Information Management Association.

Collaboration among professionals in health informatics and health system management improves human health and enhances quality of life.


Research & Innovation

Whether you're an undergrad or graduate student, you'll have opportunities to create your own research projects or work with faculty to tackle some of the world's most complex and pressing challenges.


Academic Health Center

Academic health centers teach tomorrow's health care professionals, and the only way to do this is to stay on top of the latest treatments and tools for a culture of continuous learning.

Your Future

Career Options

Graduates of the Health Information Administration program have the skills and experience necessary to work in traditional hospital settings as well as in public health systems and non-traditional settings that use electronic health information. Program graduates have worked in the Department of Defense Medical system, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Veterans Health Administration system and as president and CEO of the American Health Information Management Association.

As the health sector expands, health information administration professionals are expected to remain in high demand. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, health information technology is one of the 20 fastest growing occupations in the nation. More than half of new health information administration graduates with bachelor’s degrees start with salaries in the $30,000 to $50,000 range, with the potential to earn from $50,000 to $75,000 in five years.

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Learning Like No Other

Why Augusta?

Faculty members possess more than 55 years of professional experience and additional credentials in the field of health information administration.

Research opportunities provide valuable experience that can help you stand out from the crowd.

A 94% program retention rate means students are excited about their education, and a 93% satisfaction rate among graduates means that excitement was well founded.

Graduates are eligible to sit for the AHIMA national registration examination and, upon passing, using the Registered Health Information Administration (RHIA) designation after their name.

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Augusta University celebrates Spring 2024 graduates

More than 1,250 graduates were celebrated during Augusta University's 2024 commencement ceremonies.

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$40,000 Beard Award presented to newly graduated physician assistant

“Kendrick’s actions and interactions with patients reflect a genuine concern for their physical, social and emotional well-being,” said Tiana Brown.

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Student speakers look to inspire fellow graduates during commencement

“I think you’re going to look around the auditorium and you’re going to see hope blooming on every single face, because in that way, we’re alike. What a testament it will be to AU if this graduating class takes this community with them into future endeavors," said Stephanie Jones.

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A graduation 30 years in the making

"I know that a degree doesn’t complete somebody, but for me, it does kind of complete that chapter of my life that’s been unfinished for so long," says Paige Boutwell.

Learning Like No Other

The College of Allied Health Sciences at Augusta University trains and educates today’s health care professionals: the therapists, technicians, administrators, managers and assistants who are the backbone of our country’s health care workforce.