Health Information AdministrationDepartment of BioHealth Informatics

Medical Coding Undergraduate Certificate

The Medical Coding Certificate is a 26-credit-hour program focusing on pathophysiology, pharmacology, coding, medical reimbursement and basic concepts of health information and is designed to better prepare you to sit for industry standard certifications.

The curriculum includes a unique professional practicum component that integrates classroom instruction with applied, technical experience in an actual healthcare facility.

The program begins each fall. Courses may be taken part-time or full-time, and all courses may be completed via distance education (with the exception of the professional practicum).

Credit earned for the certificate may be applied toward a bachelor’s degree in Health Information Administration (application and acceptance into the HIA program required). Graduates are also eligible to seek the Certified Coding Associate (CCA) credential offered by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).

Admission and Requirements

Prospective students must first be admitted to IUPUI as an undergraduate student. You must also acquire knowledge of anatomy, physiology and database design through the completion of designated prerequisites with a minimum grade of C (2.0). Students must achieve a minimum cumulative G.P.A. of 2.5 to begin courses.

Prerequisites (14-16 cr.)

*** BIOL-N 213 and BIOL-N 215 labs are optional

Required Courses (26 cr.)