The College of Education and Health Professions presents an opportunity to study Education, Nursing, Health Sciences, Athletic Training, Healthcare Administration, Physical Education, Social Work, Psychology, Criminal Justice. Various concentrations are offered within some of these majors. The degree requirements are described in the following pages.

 Shelly A Meyers
Shelly Meyers

Professor of Elementary Education|Dean, College of Education & Health Professions

All degrees

For a list of all Limestone University degrees, visit:

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Minors

For a list of all Limestone University minors, visit the Academic Catalog:

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  • Department of Behavioral Science (8 faculty)

    • Department Chair: Dr. Michelle Phillips-Meek
    • Academic Programs: Psychology, Criminal Justice, (Political Science)
  • Department of Education and Kinesiology (8 faculty)

    • Department Chair: Dr. Virginia R. Scates 
    • Academic Programs: Elementary Education, Early Childhood Education, Physical Education (General, Exercise Science, Strength & Conditioning, Teacher Education)
  • Department of Nursing and Health Sciences (5 faculty)

    • Department Chair: Ms. Vanessa Fulbright
    • Academic Programs: Nursing, Health Sciences, Healthcare Administration, Athletic Training
  • Department of Social Work (11 faculty)

    • Department Chair: Mr. Henry Hiott
    • Academic Programs: Social Work (Bachelor's and Master's)

 

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

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Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

Passionate about teaching young children and helping them gain foundational skills for school readiness while instilling a love for learning? A degree in Early Childhood Education will create a career path for you to make positive impacts in young children’s lives.

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Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

Within a liberal arts framework, the purpose of the Elementary Education program is to prepare students with the content knowledge, theoretical background, and practical experience necessary for success as classroom teachers.

Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

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Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

Criminal Justice is an exciting and ever-changing field of study, with new information gained each day. New technology and techniques continually push the boundaries of information gathering in Criminal Justice and students will become conversant in these areas.

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Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

This program is designed for Criminal Justice students who have an interest in law school or a law-related career.  Courses will introduce students to a variety of practice areas while honing the same skills and knowledge as the Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice but with an emphasis on the discipline and practice of developing and adjudicating law.

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Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

The Limestone Health Care Administration program prepares those pursuing a career in administrative positions in the health care industry. This program is ideal for students interested in management and administration, as well as contributing to the well-being of others.

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Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

Health Science Generalist majors take courses to prepare them for careers in the health sector from both the scientific and psychosocial perspectives.

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Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

The Health Sciences - Pre-Athletic Training Major concentration prepares students for graduate work in the Athletic Training health professions. Health Sciences majors take courses to prepare them for careers in the health sector from both the scientific and psychosocial perspectives and includes several specific concentrations.

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Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

The Health Sciences - Pre-nursing major concentration is the required curriculum for those who wish to pursue nursing at Limestone. The first two years provide the pre-requisite courses for applying to the BSN clinical cohort. Students who are accepted into the BSN clinical cohort will have a major change to BSN and will complete the nursing curriculum.

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Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

The Health Sciences Major with a concentration in Pre-Occupational Therapy prepares students for graduate work in Occupational Therapy. Health Sciences majors take courses to prepare them for careers in the health sector from both the scientific and psychosocial perspectives and includes several specific concentrations.

Health Sciences - Pre-Occupational Therapy - Physiotherapist in pediatric scoliosis clinic
Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

The Health Sciences Major with a concentration in Pre-Physical Therapy prepares students for graduate work in Physical Therapy. Health Sciences majors take courses to prepare them for careers in the health sector from both the scientific and psychosocial perspectives and includes several specific concentrations.

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Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

This program develops students who are knowledgeable and skilled in the areas of exercise physiology, kinesiology/biomechanics and behavioral studies in physical activity.  These students will be well-prepared to pursue graduate degrees and specialty certifications and to seek employment in exercise and sport settings.

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Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

This program provides students the opportunity to study the foundations of physical activity in the scope of a fitness professional. This program is designed for students who are not interested in teaching in the K-12 system but would prefer to find roles in fitness centers or pursue graduate courses in exercise science or sport studies.

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Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

The responsibilities and professional scope of practice for Strength & Conditioning professionals can be subdivided into two domains: "Scientific Foundations" and "Practical/Applied". Each of these involves corresponding activities, responsibilities and knowledge requirements.

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Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

Physical Education – Teacher Certification (PETC) students are trained to teach physical education (K-12) in the public schools of South Carolina, and beyond. Students in the program will acquire over 200+ hours working in the elementary, middle and high schools, including the opportunity to work with students with special needs.

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Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

This broad major intends to orient you to psychology as a whole. Students will learn about the science of mind and behavior, individual and group behavior, the physical and environmental bases of behavior, and the analysis and treatment of behavior problems and disorders. This major relies heavily on exploring various theories while looking at new research and techniques.

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.)

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Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.)

Pending Approval from SC Board of Nursing and Regulatory Agencies

Accepting nursing students beginning Fall 2022. Eligible students apply Spring of 2024 to progress to the inaugural clinical cohort beginning Fall 2024.

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Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.)

The nursing program provides the RN-BSN completion curriculum online to Registered Nurses (RNs) who wish to earn the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree. The curriculum builds on previously acquired knowledge and skills by adding coursework in social sciences, nursing research, leadership, communication, professionalism, information management, genetics, populat

Bachelor of Social Work (B.S.W.)

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Bachelor of Social Work (B.S.W.)

Social workers help people cope with everyday problems. They may provide services such as advocacy, crisis response, and connecting clients with resources. Social Workers address societal ills by understanding and addressing problems in functioning that can occur with people, systems, as well as with the interactions between systems and people.

Master of Education (M.Ed.)

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Master of Education (M.Ed.)

Now accepting applications for a January 2023 M.Ed. cohort.

Master of Science (M.S.)

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Master of Science (M.S.)

Now accepting applications for a July 2023 athletic training cohort.

Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.)

Nurse Executive
Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.)
The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) is an attractive, advanced health professional degree that serves to meet the needs of society with a current, evidence-based, and experiential nursing science curriculum with a focus on administration.

Master of Social Work (M.S.W.)

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Master of Social Work (M.S.W.)
The MSW provides the opportunity to serve others beyond the BSW level. All social workers are passionate with regard to social justice. With the MSW degree, social workers can carry that passion to the classroom through teaching, as well as, positions in school social work, the mental health community, and positions with the criminal justice field.