Biomedical, Health & Nutritional Sciences


Department of Biomedical, Health and Nutritional Sciences

The Department of Biomedical, Health and Nutritional Sciences unifies complimentary areas to facilitate greater exposure for students to real-world practice through collaborative learning across disciplines. Dedicated faculty are experienced educators, experts in professional practice, active locally and nationally recognized as researchers. Programs compliment student career goals, build critical and expressive communication abilities, develop problem-solving skills in a student-centered environment.

The programs in Biomedical Sciences prepares students to become knowledgeable professionals dedicated to the highest standards of science and health care.

The BS in Biomedical Sciences, Clinical Laboratory Sciences (CLS) program and the corresponding MS CLS program, are accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS, 5600 N. River Rd., Suite 720, Rosemont, IL, 60018-5119; 773.714.8880;, which is the national accrediting body for CLS programs. The goals of the programs are to exceed the NAACLS specified benchmarks for certification exam pass rate, graduation rate and employment rate. This program integrates a complex level of didactic theoretical and technical instruction. Following successful completion of the CLS didactic courses, students are selected for the practicum by competitively placement into clinical sites contracted with LIU Post- a list of the sites is shown below. Students successfully completing the practicum are eligible to take the ASCP (American Society of Clinical Pathologists) national certification examinations for a CLS generalist. Certification is necessary for employment nation-wide and is required for licensure in New York State. 

The Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences is an ideal foundation for students that are interested in a career in health care that are unsure of the specific area of the profession they plan to pursue. Students in the health sciences program will receive a strong science core foundation that will allow them to complete the prerequisite course work for application to post-baccalaureate professional programs such as social work, health care administration, athletic training, occupational therapy, physician assistant, physical therapy, pharmacy, medical imaging, or health information management.

Pre-Professional Programs

The Pre-Pharmacy Program is designed to prepare qualified students to enter LIU Pharmacy (the Arnold & Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences at LIU Brooklyn). The program consists of a six year curriculum leading to a Doctorate of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree and is separated into two phases:

  • Pre-professional (Pre-Pharmacy) Phase - two years of study to be completed at LIU Post
  • Professional Phase - four years of study to be completed at LIU Pharmacy

The Pre-Respiratory Care Program leads to a Bachelor of Science degree in Respiratory Care and can be completed in four years: two years at LIU Post and two years at LIU Brooklyn which is within walking distance of the LIRR station. Qualified students will be admitted into the Respiratory Care major. 

Good health and nutrition are essential to an individual’s quality of life. In fact, the importance of healthy eating, dietary planning, and disease prevention are issues that most people talk about on a daily basis. To meet the demand for qualified nutritionists and registered dietitians, the Nutrition Programs at LIU Post offer a full range of undergraduate and graduate degree programs, including a dietetic internship leading to eligibility for the Registered Dietitian examination.

Through the integration of a variety of learning experiences, our programs prepare graduates to have a thorough understanding of dietetics theory and practice, and research methodology. Innovative academic opportunities for students help to develop critical and expressive abilities, as well as to provide students with the ability to utilize emerging technologies and to adapt to change. Our challenging but supportive environment fosters personal growth and civic responsibility. In doing so, the program promotes the ability to collaborate with others as well as develop a respect for diverse societies and viewpoints. Our program’s ultimate aim is to prepare students to meet the challenges and rigors of a dietetic internship, and emphasizes life-long learning as a means for dietetics professionals to remain informed and knowledgeable in an evolving profession.

Undergraduate Programs Advanced Certificate Graduate Programs
B.S. in Biomedical Sciences Dietetic Internship
M.S. in Biomedical Sciences
B.S. in Health Sciences
M.S. in Clinical Laboratory Sciences
B.S. in Nutrition and Dietetics
M.S. in Nutrition

M.S./RDN Professional Program


School of Health Professions and Nursing
Dr. Denise Walsh, Dean
Life Science, Room 154