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

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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: TBD
    • 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)


Detective - Criminal Justice - Investigator
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.

Rear view of a small statue of Lady Justice - criminal justice
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.

Schoolgirl at front of elementary class with teacher
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.

Senior physician using VR glasses in modern private clinic
Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

Health Sciences majors take courses to prepare them for careers in health care from both the scientific and psychosocial perspectives. Required courses common to a  majority of graduate programs are required for the major core, while elective courses are selected by the student based on their intended profession.

Doctor bandaging patients leg
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 graduate work in the Athletic Training profession and prepare them for careers in health care from both the scientific and psychosocial perspectives. Required courses comm

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

The Health Sciences Major with a concentration in Pre-Occupational Therapy prepares students for graduate work in Occupational Therapy.

physical education - Low Angle View Of Female High School Soccer Players And Coach Having Team Talk
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.

Strength and Conditioning kettle bells Physical Education
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.

Soccer coach showing exercise - physical education - teacher
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.

Beautiful fit people exercising together in gym
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.

Woman visiting psychologist - Psychology
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.

male nurse with stethoscope
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.)

The pre-licensure, traditional BSN program trains students to become nurses through didactic coursework and clinical practice. Our curriculum prepares students to take the National Council Licensure Exam (NCLEX) and become a Registered Nurse (RN).

Traditional undergraduate application and acceptance to Limestone University is the only requirement for the admission into BSN program.

Young nurse working at the hospital
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.)

The nursing program provides the RN-BSN completion curriculum 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, population hea

Trauma patient talking with nurse
Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

The Health Sciences - Pre-nursing major concentration prepares students for post-baccalaureate or graduate work in Health Sciences, entry into professional schools, or entry into accelerated baccalaureate nursing programs. Required courses common to a majority of post-baccalaureate programs are required as the major core, while elective courses are selected by the student with guidance from adv

Concept of early childhood education, painting, talent, happy kids
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

If you enjoy the charisma of young children, then a degree in Early Childhood Education could create a career path for you by offering a dynamic teacher preparation program that leads to a BA in Early Childhood Education and a rewarding career working with children in Pre-K -3rd grade! The early childhood education program provides preparation for teaching in PK-3 classrooms.

Women with problems sitting together during counseling - social work
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.

Teacher With Mature Female Adult Student Using Mobile Phone At Table Working In College Library
Master of Education (M.Ed.)

The program will provide teachers the opportunity to expand their leadership opportunities and add to their existing credentials.  Limestone’s online program will welcome the first cohort in August of 2022 when the courses for the M.Ed. will begin.  The mission of the Limestone Teacher Leadership M.Ed.

Athletic Trainer kinesiotaping therapy
Master of Science (M.S.)

The Master of Science in Athletic Training at Limestone University is a vigorous 60 credit-hour graduate program that takes place over 24 months in face-to-face and hybrid formats to prepare students to earn the certified athletic trainer credential.  Athletic Trainers (ATs) are health care professionals who collaborate with physicians.

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.

Closeup of Psychologist in Support Group - social work
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.