Welcome to the Department of Human Studies
Our department is housed within the School of Education. We offer degrees at all academic levels across a range of program areas. We are committed to helping you explore the one that best fits your career goals.

Kristi Menear 400x550pxDepartment Chair,
Kristi Menear, Ph.D.
Degree Programs
The Department of Human Studies offers degrees in the following program areas: Counselor Education (including concentrations in school counseling and in clinical mental health), Educational Leadership, Health Education (including concentrations in community health and in human services), and Kinesiology (formerly Physical Education) (including concentrations in physical education teacher certification, in fitness leadership, and in exercise science/physiology).

Programs that serve the School of Education
The Department also serves the School of Education by offering classes in Educational Psychology and Research and Educational Foundations.

I invite you to view the web page of your interest and learn more about our curriculum and other requirements, outstanding faculty, student organizations, professional resources, and inspiring success stories. Please feel free to reach out to the faculty in your program of interest or to me if you have any questions about our programs. We are available to communicate with you over email, on the telephone, or in person. We value your relationship to us and view it as critical to our success.

Thank you for visiting our Department. We look forward to engaging with you to discuss our curriculum, research, or service. And, we hope to soon call you a Blazer!

Kristi S. Menear, Ph.D., CAPE
Email:  kmenear@uab.edu
Ph:  205-975-7409
Office location:  EB 207


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Zeta Chapter wins award for outstanding newsletter

Zeta Chapter, Counselor Education’s honor society, was recently awarded the Outstanding Newsletter award from Chi Sigma Iota, International. Read more.
Zeta-award resizedUnder the leadership of Ms. Kathleen Lawson, Newsletter Editor, Zeta Chapter’s newsletter The Compass was selected from among all counselor education national and international chapters.  The Compass is published three times a year and features articles highlighting mental health practitioners, Zeta chapter news, faculty and student activities, and pertinent counseling issues.  Additionally, Zeta publishes The Compass: Special Edition every December, which highlights UAB Counselor Education students who have presented at the Alabama Counseling Association State Conference.  Receiving the award at the American Counseling Association International Conference is Kristen Woods and Stephanie Perry.