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:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Ph:  205-975-7409
Office location:  EB 207

 
 
 

Latest News

Health Education faculty offer tips for cutting out stress
Human Studies partnership with Campus Rec Center brings benefits to faculty, staff, students
Center for Exercise Medicine names Distinguished Lecture series after researcher Gary Hunter
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 C1: The UAB counselor candidate practices counseling in a legal and ethical manner.

C1.K Knowledge and Understanding: Knows and understands history and philosophy of the counseling profession; professional roles; advocacy processes; professional organizations; credentialing; ethical standards; ethical decision-making processes; use of technology; professional credentialing; legal issues; and diversity considerations.

Levels of Achievement  Criteria
[1]
Unacceptable
Does not demonstrate an understanding of the legal issues, ethical standards, nor strategies for implementing an appropriate course of action in resolving ethical dilemmas.
[2]
Emerging Initial Performance
Demonstrates some knowledge and understanding of the legal issues and ethical standards; strategies for implementing an appropriate course of action in resolving ethical dilemmas.
[3]
Proficient Initial Performance
Demonstrates adequate knowledge and understanding of the history and philosophy of the counseling profession, including professional roles; advocacy processes; professional organizations; credentialing; ethical standards; ethical decision-making processes; use of technology; professional credentialing; legal issues, and diversity considerations.
[4]
Emerging Advanced Performance
 Demonstrates exemplary knowledge and understanding of the history and philosophy of the counseling profession, including professional roles; advocacy processes; professional organizations; credentialing; ethical standards; ethical decision-making processes; use of technology; professional credentialing; legal issues and diversity considerations

OUTCOME C1: The UAB counselor candidate practices counseling in a legal and ethical manner.

C1.P Performance and Skills: Applies ethical standards to practice and follows legal mandates and institutional policies. Uses technology. Uses an ethical decision-making model when confronted with ethical dilemmas.

Levels of Achievement  Criteria
[1]
Unacceptable
  Unable to demonstrate use of an ethical decision-making model to resolve ethical dilemmas; does not adhere to the Code of Ethics; may not follow agency or institutional policies.
[2]
Emerging Initial Performance
 Recognizes ethical and legal dilemmas some of the time; may not utilize the ethical decision-making model; may have some lapses in adherence to the ethical codes and institutional policies.
[3]
Proficient Initial Performance
 Recognizes ethical and legal dilemmas and applies decision-making model most of the time; adheres to the code of ethics appropriately; follows legal mandates and institutional policies; consults with supervisors appropriately, uses technology.
[4]
Emerging Advanced Performance
 Consistently recognizes ethical and legal dilemmas and applies decision-making model to resolve; follows legal mandates and institutional policies; adheres to the code of ethics at all times; consults with supervisors; uses technology