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, 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 C14: The UAB School Counselor candidate monitors and refines his/her work through continuous in-depth reflection.

     C14.K  Knowledge and Understanding: The Counselor-in-training understands how their knowledge, skills, and life experiences are integrated’ and how they effect how one responds effectively to new or unexpected events and situations; additionally, understands how to monitor and refine one’s work with continuous, in-depth reflection.

Levels of Achievement  Criteria
[1]
Unacceptable
Does not demonstrate an understanding of how their knowledge, skills, and life experiences are integrated’ and how they effect how one responds effectively to new or unexpected events and situations; additionally, understands how to monitor and refine one’s work with continuous, in-depth reflection.
[2]
Emerging Initial Performance
Demonstrates some understanding of how their knowledge, skills, and life experiences are integrated’ and how they effect how one responds effectively to new or unexpected events and situations; additionally, understands how to monitor and refine one’s work with continuous, in-depth reflection. 
[3]
Proficient Initial Performance
Demonstrates adequate understanding of how their knowledge, skills, and life experiences are integrated’ and how they effect how one responds effectively to new or unexpected events and situations; additionally, understands how to monitor and refine one’s work with continuous, in-depth reflection.
[4]
Emerging Advanced Performance
Demonstrates exemplary understanding of how their knowledge, skills, and life experiences are integrated’ and how they effect how one responds effectively to new or unexpected events and situations; additionally, understands how to monitor and refine one’s work with continuous, in-depth reflection.

OUTCOME C14: The UAB School Counselor candidate monitors and refines his/her work through continuous in-depth reflection.

     C14.P  Performance and Skills: The Counselor-in-training is able to demonstrate an understanding of how their knowledge, skills, and life experiences are integrated’ and how they effect how one responds effectively to new or unexpected events and situations; additionally, is able to demonstrate  how to monitor and refine one’s work with continuous, in-depth reflection.

Levels of Achievement

 Criteria

[1]
Unacceptable

Unable to demonstrate an understanding of how their knowledge, skills, and life experiences are integrated’ and how they effect how one responds effectively to new or unexpected events and situations; additionally, is able to demonstrate  how to monitor and refine one’s work with continuous, in-depth reflection.

[2]
Emerging Initial Performance

Demonstrates some of the time an understanding of how their knowledge, skills, and life experiences are integrated’ and how they effect how one responds effectively to new or unexpected events and situations; additionally, is able to demonstrate  how to monitor and refine one’s work with continuous, in-depth reflection.

[3]
Proficient Initial Performance

Demonstrates most of the time an understanding of how their knowledge, skills, and life experiences are integrated’ and how they effect how one responds effectively to new or unexpected events and situations; additionally, is able to demonstrate  how to monitor and refine one’s work with continuous, in-depth reflection.

[4]
Emerging Advanced Performance

Consistently demonstrates an understanding of how their knowledge, skills, and life experiences are integrated’ and how they effect how one responds effectively to new or unexpected events and situations; additionally, is able to demonstrate  how to monitor and refine one’s work with continuous, in-depth reflection.