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
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Ph:  205-975-7409
Office location:  EB 207

 
 
 

Latest News

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Two counselor education students holding Zeta Chapter award

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.

UAB School of Education General Outcomes for all Counselor Education Programs

OUTCOME C6:  The UAB counselor candidate uses appropriate theories and techniques with groups.

C6.K Knowledge and Understanding: Knows and understands both theoretical and experiential understandings of group purpose, development, dynamics; counseling theories; group counseling methods and skills; principles of group dynamics; group leadership; group theories, group counseling methods; approaches used for different types of groups; professional preparation standards for group leaders; and ethical and legal considerations.

Levels of Achievement

 Criteria

[1]
Unacceptable

Does not demonstrate knowledge and understanding of group purpose, development, dynamics; counseling theories; group counseling methods and skills; principles of group dynamics; group leadership; group theories, group counseling methods; approaches used for different types of groups; professional preparation standards for group leaders; and ethical and legal considerations.

[2]
Emerging Initial Performance

  Demonstrates some knowledge and understanding of group purpose, development, dynamics; counseling theories; group counseling methods and skills; principles of group dynamics; group leadership; group theories, group counseling methods; approaches used for different types of groups; professional preparation standards for group leaders; and ethical and legal considerations. Needs further development in this area.

[3]
Proficient Initial Performance

Demonstrates adequate knowledge and understanding of demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of group purpose, development, dynamics; counseling theories; group counseling methods and skills; principles of group dynamics; group leadership; group theories, group counseling methods; approaches used for different types of groups; professional preparation standards for group leaders; and ethical and legal considerations. Is meeting the expectations of the course.

[4]
Emerging Advanced Performance

 Demonstrates exemplary knowledge and understanding of group purpose, development, dynamics; counseling theories; group counseling methods and skills; principles of group dynamics; group leadership; group theories, group counseling methods; approaches used for different types of groups; professional preparation standards for group leaders; and ethical and legal considerations. 

OUTCOME C6: The UAB counselor candidate uses appropriate theories and techniques with groups.

C6.P Performance and Skills: Applies an understanding of group theories, dynamics, leadership and methods of group counseling in an ethical and legal manner.

Levels of Achievement

 Criteria

[1]
Unacceptable

 Unable to demonstrate an understanding of group theories, dynamics, leadership and methods of group counseling in an ethical and legal manner.
 

[2]
Emerging Initial Performance

Able to demonstrate an understanding of group theories, dynamics, leadership and methods of group counseling in an ethical and legal manner some of the time. Student needs continued reminders and supervision.

[3]
Proficient Initial Performance

 Able to demonstrate an understanding of group theories, dynamics, leadership and methods of group counseling in an ethical and legal manner most of the time. Individual is functioning at a level of proficiency.
 

[4]
Emerging Advanced Performance

Consistently demonstrates exceptional understanding of group theories, dynamics, leadership and methods of group counseling in an ethical and legal manner.