Admission Requirements

The prerequisite courses required for admission to the entry-level program are not offered at UT Health Science Center but may be completed at other accredited colleges or universities. Required courses do not have to be completed at the time of application, but all requirements must be met by the time the program begins in August. Final transcripts must be received documenting completion of all required courses.

Prerequisite courses for specific colleges and universities in Tennessee and Mississippi

Table 1. Required Prerequisite courses
New Prerequisites Fall 2012 Semester hours

Human Anatomy and Physiology

8

Principles of Management

3

Human Resources/Personnel Administration

3

English Composition and Literature

12

Social Science

6

Statistics

3

Medical Terminology

3

Management Information Systems

3

Systems Analysis and Design

3

Database Management

3

Electives

45

Total

92*

* 12 hours of prerequisite courses must be at the upper division level.

  • "D" grades are not counted for any electives.
  • Verification is required of the completion of one year of American history at the high school or college level.
  • Questions regarding substitution of hours or courses should be directed to the Chair.

Human Anatomy and Physiology

Complete standard course(s) including laboratory will meet this requirement.

Principles of Management

One course covering management theories is required.

Human Resources/Personnel Administration

Course will cover the basic concepts of human resource management including recruitment, supervision, retention, counseling, disciplinary action, workforce education and training, performance standards, labor trends and employment laws.

English Composition and Literature

The usual freshman and sophomore courses in composition and literature are required. One course in speech may be substituted for one term of literature. Strong English written and oral communication skills are essential for success in the program.

Social Sciences

Social Sciences include psychology, economics, history, philosophy, sociology, anthropology, etc.

Statistics

Statistics courses taught in psychology, education, sociology, management, or other departments which provide a foundation of basic statistics will fulfill this requirement.  The course covers descriptive and inferential statistics.

Medical Terminology

Course on the language of medicine covering terms related to diseases of the body systems. A course in Latin and Greek etymology or one that covers only prefixes, roots and suffixes will not fulfill this requirement.

Information Systems

This course should include computer concepts (hardware components, systems architectures, operating systems and languages, and software packages and tools).

Systems Analysis

Systems analysis course covering the systems development life cycle including problem identification, performance definition, feasibility analysis, and system selection/design.

Database Management

Course includes fundamental concepts including database structures, data modeling, database queries and display of data, database administration and database security and data integrity.

Electives

Suggested electives include organization and management, personnel/human resources management, management information systems, finance, accounting, or other appropriate electives. Courses that are prerequisite to required courses will also count as electives.

Physical education, applied art and music classes and ROTC are not counted toward the total hours credit or for calculating the GPA.

Preprofessional Evaluation

Additional admission requirements include a preprofessional evaluation from the college of university attended and a visit to a HIIM department in a hospital.

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