Departments & Programs
The School of Health Professions and Nursing offers students a full spectrum of accredited undergraduate and graduate degrees, certificates and pre-professional programs through five academic departments. Graduates of the School’s programs in clinical laboratory sciences, health information management, medical biology, nutrition, nursing, radiologic technology, social work, pre-pharmacy and pre-respiratory care enter the workplace equipped with competence, knowledge and professionalism.
Students actively participate in clinical practice at well-respected medical centers and hospitals, including North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, as well as some of the nation’s top pharmaceutical companies.
To learn more about a specific area of study, click on the left-hand navigation panel for a full listing of academic departments.
Accreditation is a distinctive mark of quality and integrity of a School’s academic programs. The degree programs of the School of Health Professions and Nursing are nationally accredited by the top professional organizations and agencies in the health care field, including the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. The School’s curriculum, faculty and clinical programs undergo continual rigorous review to ensure they meet and exceed national standards for excellence.
Profiles in Success
Mary Helen Roussos, Master of Social Work, Class of 2011
While working as a paralegal, Mary Helen Roussos interacted with social workers who were helping hospitalized patients with family and financial problems. Impressed by their abilities to improve people's lives, Roussos decided to adapt her skills to a career in public service. She enrolled in the Master of Social Work program at LIU Post. Today, she's a foster care case planner for New York Foundling, one of the city's oldest and largest child welfare agencies.
"Social workers are committed to helping those who need it most, and that really appealed to me," said Roussos, a resident of Astoria and a May 2011 graduate of LIU Post.