Pre-Health Information Management

Offered by Health Science Programs

The following pre-health information management program is suggested for students interested in applying to a school of Health Information Management. The University of Nebraska at Kearney is currently affiliated with the following schools of Health Information Management: University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City, KS; Dakota State University in Madison, SD. Completion of the pre-health information management does not automatically guarantee admission into one of these schools. The educational requirements may vary slightly from school to school. Therefore, the student should check with the specific school(s) to which he/she intends to apply to ensure that all requirements are fulfilled. The following list is a suggested course of study that will fulfill requirements at most HIM schools.

BIOL 103General Biology4
BIOL 225Anatomy and Physiology4
BIOL 226Anatomy and Physiology4
BIOL 325Medical Terminology1
ENG 101Introduction to Academic Writing3
ENG 102Special Topics in Academic Writing and Research3
PSY 203General Psychology3
SOC 100Introduction to Sociology3
SPCH 100Fundamentals of Speech Communication3
Select 1 of the following:4
Introductory Chemistry
General Chemistry
and General Chemistry Laboratory
Select 3-6 credit hours of fine arts/humanities electives 13-6
Total Credit Hours35-38

Each school of HIM is unique in its specific requirements. The above courses will satisfy requirements for most programs. Please contact the Health Programs Office for information regarding the exact requirements at each of the schools.


Courses in ART, DANC, MUS, and THEA are suggested. Please consult advisor to ensure the courses are appropriate.