Welcome to the Department of
Human Studies

A movement is underway in the UAB Department of Human Studies

Known for our innovative programs that prepare professionals to serve in a diverse world, we aim to transform lives and optimize human potential. Our outstanding faculty members are not only leaders in their fields but also excellent mentors and educators who inspire others to grow and learn. Our graduates will enhance the health and well-being of generations.

Our department—one of two in the School of Education—engages over 800 students. We offer degree programs at all academic levels and within four areas of study: Community Health and Human Services, Counselor Education, Educational Leadership, and Kinesiology. This department also houses two non-degree service programs, one in Educational Foundations, and one in Educational Psychology and Research.

To learn more about our curriculum, faculty, degree requirements, research facilities, student organizations, and professional resources, please refer to the links below. Department Chair Kristi Menear, Ph.D., CAPE, is readily available by email (kmenear@uab.edu) or phone (205-975-7409) for any additional questions about our offerings. We are committed to your future, and we are committed to helping you make a difference in the many communities you will serve.



Degree Granting Programs
Community Health Human Services

Community Health Human Services

Counselor Education

Counselor Education

Educational Leadership

Educational Leadership

Kinesiology

Kinesiology

Service Programs
Educational Foundations

Educational Foundations

Educational Psychology and Research

Educational Psychology and Research

Latest News
Strategic Plan

The Department of Human Studies recently engaged in a deliberate examination of our programs, research, and pedagogy, which resulted in a Strategic Plan. We are identifying new initiatives, approaches, and funding sources to create a more dynamic and innovative department that offers its students and faculty greater opportunities for learning and research.
Learn about our areas of focus and goals