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HIM Student Handbook


The purpose of this handbook is to introduce the philosophy and objectives of the Health Information Management Department (HIM), Texas State University, to the students in the professional phase of their HIM degree program. This document has been complied to familiarize the HIM students with departmental policies and procedures specific to the HIM Department and pertaining to those not addressed in the University catalog or other University publications.

The provisions of this handbook do not constitute a contract, either expressed or implied, between an enrolled student and Texas State University. The University reserves the right to withdraw courses at any time, to change fees or tuition, calendar, curriculum, degree requirements, graduation procedures, and any other requirements affecting students. Changes will become effective as determined by the Texas State Administration and will apply to both prospective students and to those already enrolled.

Texas State University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. The HIM Bachelor of Science degree program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education.

Texas State University is a member of The Texas State University System