New Bachelor’s Degree in Health Sciences at LIU Post Receives State Approval
Rita Langdon ’91 ’95 (M.A.),Associate Provost/Director of Public Relations & Marketing
Long Island University
A new bachelor's degree program at LIU Post will provide the foundation for a wide range of careers in health care or post-baccalaureate study at professional schools. Classes for the 129-credit Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences will begin in September 2012.
The B.S. in Health Sciences, which was recently approved by the New York State Education Department, is a versatile, science-based major that provides the necessary undergraduate education for such careers as a medical imaging technician, pharmacist, physician assistant, occupational therapist, physical therapist, health information administrator and athletic trainer.
The B.S. in Health Science includes minors in business administration, accountancy, health care administration or public service, broadening the degree to provide graduates with marketable skills in the business and public policy of health care.
"This program teaches the basic science underlying all health care, and presents students with a wide range of career options," said Dr. MaryAnn Clark, dean of the School of Health Professions and Nursing at LIU Post (formerly known as the C.W. Post Campus of Long Island University).
The federal government expects health care to dominate job growth in the years to come, with 5.6 million new jobs by 2020. "The B.S. in Health Sciences will help meet that demand by giving students the knowledge they need to wisely pursue a fulfilling career path," said Dr. Clark.
For more information contact the School of Health Professions and Nursing at 516-299-2485 or visit the School's website at www.liu.edu/post/healthsciences.
The C.W. Post Campus of Long Island University is now LIU Post
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