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LIU Post Debuts New Department of Health Sciences

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Rita Langdon,Associate Provost and Director of Public Relations & Marketing
Long Island University, LIU Post
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Aiming to meet the growing national demand for qualified healthcare professionals, LIU Post's School of Health Professions and Nursing has created the new Department of Health Sciences.

The Department of Health Sciences offers three bachelor's degrees and an online certificate program, which prepare professionals for diverse careers in electronic health records administration, medical imaging and health sciences, including pre-pharmacy, pre-physical therapy, pre-physician assistant, pre-occupational therapy, pre-respiratory care and pre-athletic training.

The department offers three undergraduate degree programs, including the B.S. in Health Information Management (accredited by CAHIIME), the online Certificate in Health Information Management (the only CAHIIME accredited program in New York metropolitan area), the B.S. in Radiologic Technology (one of only a few programs in the country accredited by JRCET), and the B.S. in Health Sciences (recently approved by the New York State Department of Education). Classes for these programs will begin in the fall of 2012, and interested students and professionals are encouraged to apply now through the Admissions Office at www.liu.edu/post/apply.

The federal government expects the healthcare industry to continue adding positions at a rapid pace, with 5.6 million new jobs by 2020.

"The Department of Health Sciences provides a valuable education and cutting-edge experience to meet the needs of a greatly expanding field," 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). "This new department continues our efforts to mark LIU Post as a leader in creating competent, qualified healthcare providers and industry-leading innovators."

For more information visit the School's website at www.liu.edu/post/healthsciences.

Posted 03/12/2012

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