Department of Human Studies

Chair: Kristi Menear

The Department of Human Studies offers undergraduate majors in both Community Health and Human Services and Kinesiology. Community Health and Human Services majors choose between two concentrations: Community Health (non-teaching) or Human Services (non-teaching).  Community Health and Human Services also offers a minor in Community Health and a minor in Human Services. Kinesiology majors choose among three concentrations: Physical Education Teacher Certification (grades P-12), Fitness Leadership (non-teaching), or Exercise Science (non-teaching).  Kinesiology also offers a minor in Athletic Coaching and a minor in Exercise Science. Programs leading to degrees and/or certificates in Counselor Education and Educational Leadership are offered at the graduate level.

Students should contact the Office of Student Services, Suite 232, Education Building, (205) 934-7530, early in their studies to obtain the name of their advisor and pertinent program information related to the Core Curriculum.  Students should consult their advisor prior to each registration period for the appropriate guidance (e.g., students are expected to take courses in the appropriate sequence, including prerequisites).

The Department of Human Studies offers an Honors Program for Exercise Science and Fitness Leadership students. Highly qualified students will have the opportunity to work one-on-one with a mentor in an area of mutual interest and conduct either a research or civic engagement project designed to meet some particular need as it relates to pertinent areas of fitness, exercise, and physical activity. For more information go to: http://www.uab.edu/education/home/hs/honors-program.

Major in Community Health and Human Services with a Community Health Concentration

A grade of "C" or better is required in all majors courses.

Required Courses in Core Curriculum

Students, in consultation with their academic advisor, must sequence requirements to meet any stated prerequisite requirements for specific courses in their curriculum, including UAB Core Curriculum requirements stated in this catalog. These courses are required for this major and can also fulfill core curriculum requirements:

Area II Humanities and Fine Arts: CMST 101

Area III Natural Science with Lab: BY 101 & BY 102 and CH 105 & CH 106

Area IV Social Science: PY 101 or SOC 100 and one of the following: ANTH 101 or GEO 121

Literature sequence preferred: EH 217 & EH 218 or EH 221 & EH 222 or EH 223 & EH 224

Lower Division Requirements

RequirementsHours
Biology
BY 115Human Anatomy4
BY 116Introductory Human Physiology4
Community Health and Human Services
CHHS 140First Aid3
CHHS 141Personal Health & Wellness3
Educational Statistics
EPR 214Introduction to Educational Statistics3
Nutrition
NTR 222Nutrition and Health3
Total Hours20

Major in Community Health:  Community Health Concentration

RequirementsHours
Education Courses
EPR 414Lifespan Human Development3
Community Health Courses
CHHS 223Introduction to Disease Prevention in Community Health and Human Services3
CHHS 342The Health Education/Promotion Specialist3
CHHS 343Behavioral Theory in Health Education/Promotion3
CHHS 421Health Communications & Health Coaching3
CHHS 431Planning and Implementing Health Education/Promotion Programs3
CHHS 432Administration of Health Education/Promotion Programs3
CHHS 452Evaluation and Grantsmanship in Health Education/Promotion Programs3
Community Health Electives
Select three of the following courses:9
Ethics and Policy in Human Services
Social and Cultural Diversity in Human Services
The Human Services Professional
Mental Health, Stress Management & Wellness Promotion
Global Trends in Health Education/Promotion
Substance Abuse Prevention and Education
Case Management in Human Services
Helping Skills in Human Services
Human Sexuality
Community Mobilization in Human Services
Wellness Promotion Peer Educators Part 1
SHAPE Peer Education
Wellness Promotion Peer Education Part 2
Fundraising and Grantmanship in Human Services
Management of Human Services Organizations
Intervention Strategies for Health Education/Promotion
Special Projects in Health Education
Problems in Health Education
Lifespan Dimensions in Women's Health and Nutrition
Internship
CHHS 499Community Health Internship9
*A Minor Area of Study is Required* Recommended Minors Include: Human Services, Criminal Justice, Spanish, and Psychology
Total Hours42


Major in Community Health and Human Services with a Human Services Concentration (Online)

A grade of "C" or better is required in all majors courses.

Required Courses in Core Curriculum

Students, in consultation with their academic advisor, must sequence requirements to meet any stated prerequisite requirements for specific courses in their curriculum, including UAB Core Curriculum requirements stated in this catalog. These courses are required for this major and can also fulfill core curriculum requirements:

Area II Humanities and Fine Arts: CMST 101

Area III Natural Science with Lab: BY 101 & BY 102, CH 105 & CH 106

Area IV Social Science: PY 101 and one of the following: SOC 100 or ANTH 101 or GEO 121

Lower Division Requirements

RequirementsHours
CHHS 141Personal Health & Wellness3
CHHS 223Introduction to Disease Prevention in Community Health and Human Services3
PSC 101Foundations of American Government3
EPR 214Introduction to Educational Statistics3
SW 200Professional Communication in Social Work3
PY 218Abnormal Psychology3
Total Hours18

Major Requirements for Community Health and Human Services Major with a Human Services Concentration

RequirementsHours
Major Requirements
CHHS 300Ethics and Policy in Human Services3
CHHS 305Social and Cultural Diversity in Human Services3
CHHS 350The Human Services Professional4
CHHS 402Mental Health, Stress Management & Wellness Promotion3
CHHS 408Substance Abuse Prevention and Education3
CHHS 415Case Management in Human Services3
EPR 414Lifespan Human Development3
CHHS 420Helping Skills in Human Services4
CHHS 423Human Sexuality3
CHHS 425Community Mobilization in Human Services3
CHHS 455Fundraising and Grantmanship in Human Services3
CHHS 460Management of Human Services Organizations3
CHHS 489Intervention Strategies for Health Education/Promotion3
CHHS 499Community Health Internship3-9
Concentration Electives12
Total Hours56-62

**Students in the Human Services Concentration will take CHHS 497 instead of CHHS 499** 

Kinesiology Programs

Students majoring in Kinesiology may choose from three concentrations: teacher certification, exercise science, and fitness leadership. The teacher certification program prepares students for entry into teaching positions in grades P-12. The exercise science program prepares students for graduate work in exercise physiology or health related careers such as physical therapy and occupational therapy. The fitness leadership program prepares students to be fitness leaders in fitness centers, clinics, or industrial settings.

Kinesiology Major: Teacher Certification

A grade of "C" or better is required in all math, science, and major courses.

Core Curriculum for Kinesiology Major: Teacher Certification.

EH 101/102 requires one grade of at least a "B" or higher and one grade of "C" or higher for teacher certification.

Core CurriculumHours
Area I. Written Composition 6 hours

Effective written communication skills are essential in a literate society. Requirements include six semester hours in written composition. UAB students must complete EH 101 English Composition I or EH 106 Introduction to Freshman Writing I and EH 102 English Composition II or EH 107 Introduction to Freshman Writing II with the grade of C or better within their first 30 hours or as soon as possible thereafter.

RequirementsHours
EH 101English Composition I3
or EH 106 Introduction to Freshman Writing I
or EH 108 English Composition I for Second Language Writers
EH 102English Composition II3
or EH 107 Introduction to Freshman Writing II
or EH 109 English Composition II for Second Language Writers
Area II. Humanities and Fine Arts 12 hours

Study in the humanities addresses the ability to deal with questions of values, ethics, or aesthetics as they are represented in literature, philosophy, religion, and the arts, and is fundamental to general education. Requirements include at least 12 semester hours in humanities with a minimum of three semester hours in literature, three semester hours in the fine arts, and the remaining hours from the humanities and/or fine arts. In addition to literature, disciplines in the humanities include, but are not limited to, philosophy, religious studies, speech, foreign languages, art, music, theatre, and dance. As part of the common Core Curriculum, students must complete a six-semester hour sequence in literature (Area II), history (Area IV), or economics (Area IV).

The following courses satisfy Area II of the Core Curriculum:

RequirementsHours
AAS 200Introduction to African-American Studies3
AAS 201Honors Introduction to African American Studies3
ARA 101Introductory Arabic I3
ARA 102Introductory Arabic II3
ARH 101The Art Experience3
ARH 203Ancient and Medieval Art3
ARH 204Early Modern-Contemporary Art3
ARH 206Survey of Asian Art3
ARS 280Creativity and Imagination3
CHI 101Introductory Chinese I3
CHI 102Introductory Chinese II3
CMST 101Public Speaking3
EH 212Forms of Literature3
EH 213Ideas in Literature3
EH 216Introduction to Literature3
EH 217World Literature I: Before 16603
EH 218World Literature II: 1660-Present3
EH 221British and Irish Literature I: Before 18003
EH 222British and Irish Literature II: 1800-Present3
EH 223American Literature I: Before 18653
EH 224American Literature II: 1865-Present3
FLL 120Foreign Cultures3
FLL 220Foreign Literatures in English Translation3
FR 101Introductory French I4
FR 102Introductory French II4
FR 108Introductory Intensive French4
FR 201Intermediate French I3
FR 202Intermediate French II3
GN 101Introductory German I4
GN 102Introductory German II4
GN 201Intermediate German I3
GN 202Intermediate German II3
GN 204Readings in German Literature3
ITL 101Introductory Italian I3
ITL 102Introductory Italian II3
JPA 101Introductory Japanese I3
JPA 102Introductory Japanese II3
MU 120Music Appreciation3
PHL 100Introduction to Philosophy3
PHL 115Contemporary Moral Issues3
PHL 116Bioethics3
PHL 120Practical Reasoning3
PHL 125Introduction to Ethics3
PHL 203Philosophy of Religion3
POR 101Introductory Portuguese I3
POR 102Introductory Portuguese II3
SPA 101Introductory Spanish I4
SPA 102Introductory Spanish II4
SPA 108Introductory Intensive Spanish4
SPA 201Intermediate Spanish I3
SPA 202Intermediate Spanish II3
THR 100Introduction to the Theatre3
THR 102Introduction to Cinema3
THR 105Introduction to Dance3
THR 200Plays on Film3
Area III. Natural Sciences and Mathematics 11 hours

Study in the natural sciences and mathematics emphasizes the scientific method and applies quantitative or inductive reasoning. Requirements include at least 11 semester hours with at least three semester hours in mathematics at the pre-calculus algebra level or higher and at least eight semester hours in the natural sciences. All courses in the natural sciences must include laboratory experiences. Disciplines in the natural sciences include, but are not limited to, astronomy, biology, chemistry, geology, and physics. UAB students must take the required three semester hours in mathematics within their first 60 hours or as soon as possible thereafter.

The following courses satisfy Area III of the Core Curriculum:

RequirementsHours
AST 101
AST 111
Astronomy of the Universe
and Astronomy of the Universe Laboratory
4
AST 102
AST 112
Astronomy of Stellar Systems
and Astronomy of Stellar Systems Laboratory
4
AST 103
AST 113
Astronomy of the Solar System
and Astronomy of the Solar Systems Laboratory
4
AST 105
AST 115
Extraterrestrial Life
and Extraterrestrial Life Laboratory
4
BY 101
BY 102
Topics in Contemporary Biology
and Topics Contemporary Biology Laboratory
4
BY 108
BY 109
Human Population and the Earth's Environment
and Laboratory in Environmental Science
4
BY 111
BY 112
Extended Topics in Contemporary Biology
and Ext Topics Contemporary Biology Laboratory
4
BY 123Introductory Biology I4
BY 124Introductory Biology II4
CH 105
CH 106
Introductory Chemistry I
and Introductory Chemistry I Laboratory
4
CH 107
CH 108
Introductory Chemistry II
and Introductory Chemistry II Laboratory
4
CH 115
CH 116
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry I Laboratory
4
CH 117
CH 118
General Chemistry II
and General Chemistry II Laboratory
4
ENV 108
ENV 109
Human Population and the Earth s Environment
and Laboratory in Environmental Science
4
ES 101
ES 102
Physical Geology
and Physical Geology Laboratory
4
ES 103
ES 104
History of the Earth
and History of the Earth Laboratory
4
MA 105Pre-Calculus Algebra3
MA 106Pre-Calculus Trigonometry3
MA 107Pre-Calculus Algebra and Trigonometry4
MA 110Finite Mathematics3
MA 125Calculus I4
MA 126Calculus II4
MA 225Calculus I - Honors4
MA 226Calculus II - Honors4
MA 227Calculus III4
MA 252Introduction to Differential Equations3
MA 260Introduction to Linear Algebra3
PH 201College Physics I4
PH 202College Physics II4
PH 221General Physics I4
PH 222General Physics II4
PHS 101Physical Science4
PHS 102Physical Science II4
Area IV. History, Social, and Behavioral Sciences 12 hours

Study in history and the social and behavioral sciences deals primarily with the study of human behavior, social and political structures, and economics. Requirements include 12 semester hours with at least a three-semester hour course in history and at least six semester hours from among other disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. Disciplines include, but are not limited to, anthropology, economics, geography, political science, psychology, and sociology. As part of the common Core Curriculum, students must complete a six-semester hour sequence in literature (Area II), history (Area IV), or economics (Area IV). 

The following courses satisfy Area IV of the Core Curriculum:

RequirementsHours
ANTH 101Introduction to Cultural Anthropology3
ANTH 106Introductory Archaeology3
ANTH 120Language and Culture3
CMST 105Introduction to Human Communication3
DCS 101Media and Society3
EC 210Principles of Microeconomics3
EC 211Principles of Macroeconomics3
FN 102Money and Society3
GEO 121World Regional Geography3
HY 101Western Civilization I3
HY 102Western Civilization II3
HY 104World History to 16003
HY 105World History 1600 to the Present3
HY 106World History and Technology I3
HY 107World History and Technology II3
HY 120The United States To 18773
HY 121The United States Since 18773
ITS 101Introduction to International Studies3
PSC 101Foundations of American Government3
PSC 102Foundations of Comparative Politics3
PSC 103Foundations of International Relations3
PSC 221American State and Local Government3
PUH 202Introduction to Global Health3
PY 101Introduction to Psychology3
PY 201Honors Introduction to Psychology3
PY 212Developmental Psychology3
SOC 100Introduction to Sociology3
SOC 245Contemporary Social Problems3
WS 100Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies3
Area V. Pre-Professional, Pre-Major, and Elective Courses

Certain degrees/major may require students to take additional required courses and/or elective courses appropriate to the individual degree or program. Students should consult the appropriate college or school section of this catalog to see whether Area V requirements apply to them.

Total Semester Hours:41

Lower Division Requirements Kinesiology with a Teacher Certification Concentration

RequirementsHours
Biology
BY 115Human Anatomy4
BY 116Introductory Human Physiology4
First Aid 1
CHHS 140First Aid3
Educational Statistics
EPR 214Introduction to Educational Statistics3
Health
CHHS 200Quality of Life2
Total Hours16
1

 See program policy for waiver.

Major in Kinesiology with a Teacher Certification Concentration

RequirementsHours
Foundations and Professional Studies 1
EDU 200Education as a Profession3
ECY 300Survey of Special Education3
EDF 362Foundations of Education I: Social, Historical, Philosophical3
EPR 363Foundations of Education II: Psychological3
Pre-TEP Major Requirements 1
Aquatics
Select one of the following aquatics courses:1
Beginning and Advanced Beginning Swimming
Intermediate Swimming/Swimmer Course
Lifeguard Training
Kinesiology Courses
KIN 112Dance and Gymnastics1
KIN 114Rec Games/Outdoor Leisure1
KIN 115Weight Training1
KIN 117Team Sports1
KIN 118Sports Using Implements1
KIN 131Aerobics1
KIN 132Group Exercise Leadership1
KIN 136Intro to Physical Education Fitness and Sport3
KIN 201Officiating Techniques2
KIN 300Organization and Administration of Physical Education3
KIN 305Motor Development3
KIN 307Applied Kinesiology3
KIN 400Physiology of Exercise4
KIN 402Basic Athletic Training2
KIN 407Coaching Young Athletes3
Admission to TEP Required for these courses:
KIN 308Adapted Physical Education3
KIN 311Elementary School Physical Education3
KIN 320Fitness/Motor Skill Acquisition3
KIN 320LSports Skill Proficiency1
KIN 323Techniques Teaching LIFE Skills in Sec. Schools3
KIN 409Assessment in Physical Education3
KIN 489Instructional Strategy for Physical Education K-126
Internship
KIN 495Elementary/Secondary Physical Education Student Teaching9
Teaching
Total Hours74

Kinesiology Major: Exercise Bioenergetics Concentrations

A grade of C or better is required in all math, science, and major courses. Note: UAB requires 120 total semester hours in order to graduate. Students with this major may need additional electives to meet this requirement.

Required Courses in Core Curriculum

Students, in consultation with their academic advisor, must sequence requirements to meet any stated prerequisite requirements for specific courses in their curriculum, including UAB Core Curriculum requirements stated in this catalog. These courses are required for this major and can also fulfill core curriculum requirements:

Lower Division Requirements for Kinesiology with a Concentration in Exercise Bioenergetics

RequirementsHours
BY 115Human Anatomy4
BY 116Introductory Human Physiology4
CHHS 140First Aid3
CHHS 141Personal Health & Wellness3
EPR 214Introduction to Educational Statistics3
NTR 222Nutrition and Health3
MA 106Pre-Calculus Trigonometry 13
CH 105
CH 106
Introductory Chemistry I
and Introductory Chemistry I Laboratory 1
4
or CH 115
CH 116
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry I Laboratory
CH 107
CH 108
Introductory Chemistry II
and Introductory Chemistry II Laboratory
4
PH 201College Physics I 14
or PH 221 General Physics I
PY 101Introduction to Psychology 13
Total Hours38
1

These courses are required to be taken if they have not been taken in Core Curriculum 

Major in Kinesiology with a Concentration in Exercise Bioenergetics

RequirementsHours
Choose one of the following:1
Beginning and Advanced Beginning Swimming
Intermediate Swimming/Swimmer Course
Lifeguard Training
KIN 115Weight Training1
KIN 132Group Exercise Leadership1
KIN 136Intro to Physical Education Fitness and Sport3
KIN 222Concepts of Health and Fitness3
KIN 307Applied Kinesiology3
KIN 400Physiology of Exercise4
KIN 405Sports Nutrition3
KIN 485Exercise Testing/Prescription 13
Choose Twelve Hours of the Following Electives: 212
Motor Development
Planning/Management of Fitness Facilities
Basic Athletic Training
Principles of Conditioning the Athlete
Physical Activity for Individuals with Disabilities/SL
Physical Activity for Senior Adults
Clinical Exercise Physiology
Advanced Treatment Athletic Training
Fitness Internship
BY 261Introduction to Microbiology4
NTR 232Lifecycle Nutrition3
NTR 320Nutrition and the Consumer3
NTR 330Nutrition and Metabolism3
NTR 420Nutritional Genetics3
NTR 421Nutrition Assessment and the Nutrition Care Process3
KIN 499Fitness Internship 13-6
Total Hours56-59
1

 Students who are in the Department of Human Studies Honors Program will be placed in the Honors Section of KIN 485 and 499.

2

 This 3 hour elective is in addition to the 3 hours of KIN 499 in the “Internship” section. No more than a total of 6 hours of KIN 499 may be applied to the degree.

Kinesiology Major: Exercise Science Concentration

A grade of C or better is required in all math, science, and major courses. Note: UAB requires 120 total semester hours in order to graduate. Students with this major may need additional electives to meet this requirement.

Required Courses in Core Curriculum

Students, in consultation with their academic advisor, must sequence requirements to meet any stated prerequisite requirements for specific courses in their curriculum, including UAB Core Curriculum requirements stated in this catalog. These courses are required for this major and can also fulfill core curriculum requirements:

Area II Humanities and Fine Arts: CMST 101

Area III Natural Science with Lab: PH 201 or PH 221 and CH 105 &CH 106

Lower Division Requirements for Kinesiology with a Concentration in Exercise Science

RequirementsHours
Biology
BY 115Human Anatomy4
BY 116Introductory Human Physiology4
First Aid
CHHS 140First Aid3
Personal Health
CHHS 141Personal Health & Wellness3
Educational Statistics
EPR 214Introduction to Educational Statistics3
If not taken in core, take the following:0-11
Introductory Chemistry I
and Introductory Chemistry I Laboratory (If not taken in core curriculum)
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry I Laboratory
Introduction to Psychology (If not taken in core curriculum)
College Physics I (If not taken in core curriculum)
General Physics I
Total Hours17-28
1

See program policy for 0 credit hour waiver criteria.

Major in Kinesiology with a Concentration in Exercise Science

RequirementsHours
Kinesiology
KIN 115Weight Training1
KIN 131Aerobics1
KIN 136Intro to Physical Education Fitness and Sport3
KIN 307Applied Kinesiology3
KIN 400Physiology of Exercise4
KIN 405Sports Nutrition3
KIN 485Exercise Testing/Prescription3
General Electives
Elective coursework to reach the 120 hour graduation requirement (hours variable)75
Other Courses
Choose 9-11 Hours:9-11
Group Exercise Leadership
Motor Development
Planning/Management of Fitness Facilities
Basic Athletic Training
Principles of Conditioning the Athlete
Physical Activity for Individuals with Disabilities/SL
Physical Activity for Senior Adults
Clinical Exercise Physiology
Advanced Treatment Athletic Training
Fitness Internship 1
CHHS 342The Health Education/Promotion Specialist3
Aquatics
Select one of the following courses:1
Beginning and Advanced Beginning Swimming
Intermediate Swimming/Swimmer Course
Lifeguard Training
Major Elective Requirements
Select 14 to 17 hours of the following courses:14-17
Medical Terminology for Health Professionals
Abnormal Psychology 3
Sport Psychology
Introductory Biology I 2
Introductory Biology II 2
Genetics
Introduction to Microbiology
Biology of Microorganisms
Embryology
Histology
Cell Biology
Principles of Human Physiology
General Endocrinology
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry I Laboratory 2
General Chemistry II
and General Chemistry II Laboratory
Organic Chemistry I
and Organic Chemistry I Laboratory
Organic Chemistry II
and Organic Chemistry II Laboratory
Fundamentals of Biochemistry
Calculus I 2
Calculus II 2
College Physics II 2
General Physics II
Internship
KIN 499Fitness Internship3
Total Hours123-128

Students need to take 5-23 hours of General Electives to reach the 120 hour requirement in order to graduate.

1

This elective is in addition to the 3 hours of KIN 499 in the Internship section. No more than a total of 6 hours of KIN 499 may be applied to the degree.

2

Courses taken may not be applied to both major requirements and core curriculum. A maximum of 10 hours of PH, MA, CH, or BY courses can be taken to meet this requirement.

3

Either PY 330  or PY 218 will count as a major elective

Kinesiology Major: Fitness Leadership Concentration

A grade of "C" or better is required in all math, science, and major courses. Note: UAB requires 120 total semester hours in order to graduate. Students with this major will need additional electives to meet this requirement.

Required Courses in Core Curriculum

Students, in consultation with their academic advisor, must sequence requirements to meet any stated prerequisite requirements for specific courses in their curriculum, including UAB Core Curriculum requirements stated in this catalog. These courses are required for this major and can also fulfill core curriculum requirements:

Area II Humanities and Fine Arts: CMST 101

Area III Natural Science with Lab: PH 201 or  BY 101 & BY 102

Area IV Social Science: PY 101

 Lower Division Requirements Kinesiology Major: Fitness Leadership Concentration

RequirementsHours
Biology
BY 115Human Anatomy4
BY 116Introductory Human Physiology4
First Aid
CHHS 140First Aid 13
Personal Health
CHHS 141Personal Health & Wellness3
Educational Statistics
EPR 214Introduction to Educational Statistics3
Science4
Introductory Chemistry I
and Introductory Chemistry I Laboratory (If not taken in core curriculum)
Introduction to Psychology
Health & Fitness
KIN 222Concepts of Health and Fitness3
Business Course
BUS 101Introduction to Business3
or BUS 102 Business Foundations
Business Electives
Select two of the following, may choose only one EC elective:6
Personal Finance
Legal Environment of Business
Principles of Microeconomics
Economics and Society
Total Hours33
1

See program policy for 0 credit waiver criteria.

Major in Kinesiology with a Fitness Leadership Concentration

RequirementsHours
Aquatics
Select one of the following:1
Beginning and Advanced Beginning Swimming
Intermediate Swimming/Swimmer Course
Lifeguard Training
Physical Education
KIN 115Weight Training1
KIN 131Aerobics1
KIN 132Group Exercise Leadership1
KIN 136Intro to Physical Education Fitness and Sport3
KIN 307Applied Kinesiology3
KIN 340Planning/Management of Fitness Facilities3
KIN 400Physiology of Exercise4
KIN 405Sports Nutrition3
KIN 440Principles of Conditioning the Athlete3
KIN 485Exercise Testing/Prescription3
Select one of the following:3
Golf
Dance and Gymnastics
Rec Games/Outdoor Leisure
Ballroom and Latin Dancing
Team Sports
Sports Using Implements
Beginning Whitewater Kayaking
Flying Disc Sports
Scuba Diving
Select four of the following:11-12
Motor Development
The Health Education/Promotion Specialist
Basic Athletic Training
Coaching Young Athletes
Physical Activity for Individuals with Disabilities/SL
Physical Activity for Senior Adults
Clinical Exercise Physiology
Advanced Treatment Athletic Training
Abnormal Psychology 1
Sport Psychology
Internship
KIN 499Fitness Internship6
1

May not choose more than one Psychology elective

Community Health and Human Services: Community Health Concentration Proposed Program of Study

Freshman
First TermHoursSecond TermHours
EDU 1002-3EH 102 or 1073
EH 101 or 1063CMST 1013
Area III: Natural ScienceBY 101/102 Strongly Preferred4CH 105
CH 106
4
Area III: MathMA 105/110 or Higher3Area II: Fine Arts 3
CHHS 1403CHHS 1413
 15-16 16
Sophomore
First TermHoursSecond TermHours
Area II: Literature 3Area II: Literature 3
Area IV: Social and Behavioral Science ANTH 101 or GEO 121 Strongly Preferred3Area IV: History , Social, and Behavioral Science PY 101 and SOC 100 Strongly Preferred3
Area IV: History3Area IV: History , Social, and Behavioral Science PY 101 and SOC 100 Strongly Preferred3
BY 1154BY 1164
CHHS 2233Minor Area Course3
 16 16
Junior
First TermHoursSecond TermHours
NTR 2223EPR 4143
CHHS 3423CHHS 3433
EPR 2143CHHS 4213
Minor Area Course3Minor Area Course3
Minor Area Course3Minor Area Course3
 15 15
Senior
First TermHoursSecond TermHours
CHHS 4523CHHS 4999
CHHS 4313CHHS 4323
Minor Area Course 3CHHS Elective3
CHHS Elective 3 
CHHS Elective 3 
 15 15
Total credit hours: 123-124

Community Health and Human Services:  Human Services Concentration Proposed Program of Study

Freshman
First TermHoursSecond TermHours 
UASC 1013CMST 1013 
EH 101 or 1063EH 102 or 1073 
Area III: Natural ScienceBY 101/102 Strongly Preferred4Area III: Natural Science CH 105/106 Strongly Preferred4 
Area III: MathMA 105/110 of Higher3Area II: Fine Arts 3 
CHHS 1403CHHS 1413 
 16 16
Sophomore
First TermHoursSecond TermHours 
PY 1013Area IV: History, Behavioral, Social SciencesSOC 100, ANTH 101, or GEO 121 Preferred3 
Area II: Literature3Area II: Literature 3 
Area IV: History3Area IV: Elective3 
PSC 1013SW 2003 
EPR 2143  
 15 12
Junior
First TermHoursSecond TermHoursSummer TermHours
CHHS 3504CHHS 4153CHHS 3053
CHHS 3003CHHS 4553CHHS 4083
PY 2183CHHS 4023 
PY 3723Concentration Elective 3 
Concentration Elective3Concentration Elective 3 
 16 15 6
Senior
First TermHoursSecond TermHours 
CHHS 4233CHHS 4979 
CHHS 4203-4CHHS 4603 
CHHS 4253  
EPR 4143  
Concentration Elective 3  
 15-16 12
Total credit hours: 123-124

Kinesiology (Teacher Certification) Proposed Program of Study

Freshman
First TermHoursSecond TermHoursSummer TermHours
EDU 1002-3EH 1023ECY 300 (Online )3
PY 1013EDU 2003SOC 100 (Online)3
MA 1053HY 1023THR 100 (Online)3
EH 1013KIN 1121 
KIN 1011BY 101
BY 102
4 
HY 1013KIN 1141 
 KIN 1181 
 15-16 16 9
Sophomore
First TermHoursSecond TermHoursSummer TermHours
KIN 1171KIN 1363CHHS 1403
EH 2173BY 1154 
EDF 3623EPR 3633 
CMST 1013KIN 2012 
CH 105
CH 106
4MU 1203 
KIN 1151KIN 1321 
KIN 1311  
 16 16 3
Junior
First TermHoursSecond TermHours 
KIN 3003KIN 320
320L
4 
BY 1164EPR 2143 
KIN 3073KIN 3233 
KIN 4073KIN 3113 
CHHS 2002KIN 4093 
KIN 1171  
 16 16
Senior
First TermHoursSecond TermHours 
KIN 4896KIN 4959 
KIN 4004  
KIN 4022  
KIN 3083  
 15 9
Total credit hours: 131-132

Kinesiology Exercise Science Concentration - Proposed Program of Study

Freshman
First TermHoursSecond TermHoursSummer TermHours
EDU 1003EH 102 or 1073*CHHS 140 Waiver or Taken Summer0
EH 101 or 1063KIN 1363 
MA 1063CHHS 1413 
PY 1013Area IV: Social ScienceNON-History3 
CMST 1013 Area IV: History 3 
 15 15 0
Sophomore
First TermHoursSecond TermHours 
BY 1154BY 1164 
Area II: Literature 3EPR 2143 
Area IV: Social Science 3 Area II: Fine Art3 
CH 115
CH 116
4AREA IV: Social Science 3 
KIN 1011KIN 1311 
 KIN 1151 
 15 15
Junior
First TermHoursSecond TermHours 
Area II: Fine Art or Humanities 3KIN 3403 
KIN 3073PH 2014 
CH 117
CH 118
4KIN 1321 
KIN 4004KIN 4403 
KIN 4022BY 1234 
 16 15
Senior
First TermHoursSecond TermHours 
KIN 4853KIN 4993 
BY 1244  
PY 2183  
CHHS 3423  
KIN 4053  
 16 3
Total credit hours: 110

Kinesiology Fitness Leadership Concentration - Proposed Program of Study

Freshman
First TermHoursSecond TermHoursSummer TermHours
EDU 1003CH 105
CH 106
4* CHHS 140 Waiver Course Summer * 
EH 101 or 1063EH 102 or 1073 
Area III: Math3 Area IV: Social Science Non-History3 
BY 101
BY 102
4KIN 1363 
Area IV: History3Area II: Humanities OR Fine Art3 
 16 16 0
Sophomore
First TermHoursSecond TermHours 
CMST 1013PY 1013 
Area II: Literature 3BY 1164 
KIN 1011Area IV: Social Science 3 
KIN 1151CHHS 1413 
Area II: Fine Arts3KIN 1311 
BY 1154KIN 1321 
KIN 1171  
 16 15
Junior
First TermHoursSecond TermHours 
FN 1013BUS 1013 
LS 2463KIN 3053 
EPR 2143KIN 3073 
PY 2183KIN 3403 
KIN 2223KIN 4004 
 15 16
Senior
First TermHoursSecond TermHours 
KIN 4053KIN 4996 
KIN 4403  
KIN 4853  
KIN 4073  
CHHS 3423  
 15 6
Total credit hours: 115

Kinesiology Exercise Bioenergetics Concentration - Proposed Program of Study

Freshman
First TermHoursSecond TermHoursSummer TermHours
EH 101 or 1063EH 102 or 1073CMST 1013
MA 1063CH 107
CH 108
4Area IV: History3
CH 105
CH 106
4KIN 1011CHHS 1413
NTR 2223PY 1013PH 2014
KIN 1363NTR 2323 
 16 14 13
Sophomore
First TermHoursSecond TermHoursSummer TermHours
Area II: Literature3CHHS 1403KIN 3073
BY 1154BY 1164NTR 3303
EPR 2143NTR 3203Area IV: Social Science3
Area II: Fine Arts3Kinesiology Elective3BY 2614
KIN 1151  
 14 13 13
Junior
First TermHoursSecond TermHoursSummer TermHours
KIN 4004KIN 4053Area II: Humanities or Fine Art3
Area IV: Social Science3KIN 4853KIN 4993
NTR 4203NTR 4213Kinesiology Elective3
Kinesiology Elective3Kinesiology Elective3KIN 2223
 KIN 1321 
 13 13 12
Total credit hours: 121

Community Health and Human Services Minors

The Community Health and Human Services program offers two minors.  The Community Health minor provides background information related to health issues and health programming.  A grade of "C" or better is required in all courses in the minor.  Students cannot apply courses toward both a major and a minor.

 Minor in Community Health

The Community Health Minor provides students with a background in developing implementation strategies to improve the health of individuals, families, and communities.  A grade of "C" or better is required in all courses.  Students cannot apply courses toward both a major and a minor. This minor is open to all students except Community Health majors. Approximately 80% of this minor can be completed online.

RequirementsHours
Community Health
CHHS 141Personal Health & Wellness3
CHHS 223Introduction to Disease Prevention in Community Health and Human Services3
CHHS 342The Health Education/Promotion Specialist3
CHHS 404Global Trends in Health Education/Promotion3
Community Health Electives
Select three of the following courses:9
Behavioral Theory in Health Education/Promotion
Mental Health, Stress Management & Wellness Promotion
Substance Abuse Prevention and Education
Health Communications & Health Coaching
Human Sexuality
Wellness Promotion Peer Educators Part 1
SHAPE Peer Education
Planning and Implementing Health Education/Promotion Programs
Administration of Health Education/Promotion Programs
Evaluation and Grantsmanship in Health Education/Promotion Programs
Intervention Strategies for Health Education/Promotion
Lifespan Dimensions in Women's Health and Nutrition
This minor is not available to Community Health majors
Total Hours21

Minor in Human Services

The Human Services Minor provides students with a foundation for serving diverse populations as a helping professional.  A grade of "C" or better is required in all courses.  Students cannot apply courses toward both a major and a minor. This minor is open to all students except Humans Services majors. This minor is offered completely online.

RequirementsHours
CHHS 350The Human Services Professional4
CHHS 415Case Management in Human Services3
CHHS 420Helping Skills in Human Services4
CHHS 425Community Mobilization in Human Services3
CHHS 455Fundraising and Grantmanship in Human Services3
CHHS 460Management of Human Services Organizations3
Total Hours20

Minor in Kinesiology: Exercise Science

A grade of "C" or better is required in all courses in the minor. Students cannot apply courses toward both a major and minor. Students cannot apply courses toward both major and minor course requirements.  Students may need to take additional electives to reach the 19 hour requirement in order to receive the minor (e.g. students who fulfill the HE 140 "0" credit hour waiver).

The BY 115, BY 116, and HE 140 requirements are waived for ONLY students majoring in Biomedical Sciences, who have completed BMD 310 (4 hrs.), BMD 315 (4 hrs.), and CDS 425 (1 hr.), respectively. As BMD 310, BMD 315, and CDS 425 cannot be used to satisfy both the Biomedical Sciences major and the Exercise Science minor, students must replace these 9 hours with courses from the Electives listed below. These replacement hours must include KIN 307.

See Kinesiology Program policy for "0" credit hour HE 140 waiver criteria.  Students who meet the HE 140 waiver requirements need to take an additional 3 hour Elective to reach the minimum 19 hour requirement in order to receive the minor.

RequirementsHours
First Aid
CHHS 140First Aid3
Human Anatomy and Physiology
BY 115Human Anatomy4
BY 116Introductory Human Physiology4
Health
CHHS 200Quality of Life2
Exercise Science
KIN 400Physiology of Exercise4
Electives (Choose 1-5 Hours)1-5
Group Exercise Leadership
Applied Kinesiology
Basic Athletic Training
Sports Nutrition
Principles of Conditioning the Athlete
Physical Activity for Individuals with Disabilities/SL
Physical Activity for Senior Adults
Clinical Exercise Physiology
Advanced Treatment Athletic Training
Exercise Testing/Prescription
Fitness Internship
Total Hours18-22

Minor in Kinesiology: Athletic Coaching

A grade of "C" or better is required in all courses in the minor. Students cannot apply courses toward both a major and minor.

RequirementsHours
First Aid/CPR Certification Required0-3
First Aid
Biology
BY 115Human Anatomy4
Kinesiology
KIN 222Concepts of Health and Fitness3
KIN 115Weight Training1
KIN 117Team Sports1
KIN 118Sports Using Implements1
KIN 201Officiating Techniques2
KIN 307Applied Kinesiology3
KIN 402Basic Athletic Training2
KIN 407Coaching Young Athletes3
Kinesiology Elective
Take any 100 Level KIN course1
Total Hours21-24

CHHS-Comm Hlth & Human Serv Courses

CHHS 140. First Aid. 3 Hours.

This course provides students with knowledge and skills necessary to perform basic first aid and CPR procedures.

CHHS 141. Personal Health & Wellness. 3 Hours.

This course provides students with knowledge and skills that support a healthy lifestyle. Topics include dimensions of wellness, psychological health, spiritual health, stress, social health, nutrition, weight management, fitness, sexual behavior/issues, addictions related to alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs, preventable diseases and infectious illnesses, consumer health, injury and violence prevention, and environmental health.

CHHS 200. Quality of Life. 2 Hours.

Total health; effects of lifestyle on total health. Decision-making skills to enable health enhancing choices and engage in health enhancing activities to improve and maintain health status. For education majors only.

CHHS 223. Introduction to Disease Prevention in Community Health and Human Services. 3 Hours.

This course examines the determinants of health and well-being including disease etiology, prevalence, prevention, control and treatment techniques. The course will differentiate between local, state, federal, and international health organizations.
Prerequisites: (CHHS 141 [Min Grade: C] or HE 141 [Min Grade: C]) and (KIN 222 [Min Grade: C] or HE 222 [Min Grade: C] or HPE 200 [Min Grade: C])

CHHS 300. Ethics and Policy in Human Services. 3 Hours.

This course introduces students to the role of professional ethics and policy implication in the helping professions. Students will focus on the knowledge, skills and values essential for ethical decision-making in responsible practice. Case studies through integrated learning will be utilized for discussion, self-exploration, and skill building for problem solving of ethical issues and dilemmas.

CHHS 305. Social and Cultural Diversity in Human Services. 3 Hours.

This course promotes the knowledge and skills needed to explore issues of diversity in a productive, professional and ethical manner. Topics span the discipline of public health and integrate materials, concepts, and frameworks from numerous fields in public health, health promotion, environmental health and health policy.

CHHS 342. The Health Education/Promotion Specialist. 3 Hours.

This course conveys the foundations of the Health Education/Promotion profession and the necessary competencies of the Health Education Specialist. Topics include background and history of health education/promotion, philosophical foundations, introduction to theories and planning models, professional ethics, settings and organizations for health education/promotion, application of data, current literature, future trends, and discipline specific careers paths.
Prerequisites: HE 141 [Min Grade: C] or CHHS 141 [Min Grade: C] or KIN 222 [Min Grade: C] or HPE 200 [Min Grade: C]

CHHS 343. Behavioral Theory in Health Education/Promotion. 3 Hours.

This designated service learning course goes into depth regarding theories for health behavior change with an introduction to basic planning models. Interactive assignments related to theories and community service learning activities are significant aspects of this course.
Prerequisites: (HE 141 [Min Grade: C] or CHHS 141 [Min Grade: C]) and (HE 223 [Min Grade: C] or CHHS 223 [Min Grade: C]) and (HE 342 [Min Grade: C] or CHHS 342 [Min Grade: C])

CHHS 350. The Human Services Professional. 4 Hours.

This course introduces the evolving field of human services. Content will include learning about what “human services” is, the helping process, and the roles and duties of those calling themselves “human service” providers. Coverage will also include learning about a broad range of services, jobs, functions, and roles human service professionals provide. Basic principles, concepts, and theory in the helping field will be covered.

CHHS 402. Mental Health, Stress Management & Wellness Promotion. 3 Hours.

This course explains how an individual can manage their internal and external stressors to optimize their mental and emotional well-being. Topics span the discipline of health promotion and wellness, including theoretical models, discussions on the importance of relationships and social support, personality differences and risk of disease, how attitudes and emotions can change body chemistry, heart rates, hormone levels, and immunity against disease.

CHHS 404. Global Trends in Health Education/Promotion. 3 Hours.

This course will introduce students to past and current global health issues and health education/promotion priorities around the world. Health education and promotion practices in different countries within various region of the world will be explored.

CHHS 408. Substance Abuse Prevention and Education. 3 Hours.

Concept, manifestation, and causes of addiction. Major drug classifications and their effects. Potential of drug education as preventative mechanism.

CHHS 415. Case Management in Human Services. 3 Hours.

This course is an introductory course in studying the field of human services. Content will include learning about what “human services” is, the helping process, and the roles and duties of those calling themselves “human service” providers. Coverage will also include learning about a broad range of services, jobs, functions, and roles human service professionals provide in everyday life. Basic principles, concepts, and theory in the helping field will be covered.
Prerequisites: EPR 350 [Min Grade: C] or CHHS 350 [Min Grade: C]

CHHS 420. Helping Skills in Human Services. 3-4 Hours.

This course promotes skills appropriate for selected health problems, problem solving, and referrals. It also promotes skills to enhance communication with clients, peers, and community members at large.

CHHS 421. Health Communications & Health Coaching. 3 Hours.

Skills appropriate for selected health problems, problem solving, and referrals. Skills to enhance communication with clients, peers, and community members at large. Health-related theories, communication theories, and marketing strategies.
Prerequisites: (CHHS 141 [Min Grade: C] or HE 141 [Min Grade: C] or HPE 200 [Min Grade: C] or HE 222 or KIN 222 [Min Grade: C]) and (CHHS 342 [Min Grade: C] or HE 342 [Min Grade: C])

CHHS 423. Human Sexuality. 3 Hours.

This course provides an overview of biological, sociological, psychological, and ethical aspects of human sexuality as encountered by health education specialists and human services practitioners. Content related to an anatomical overview, sexual decision making process, harm reduction approaches, social norms, societal issues, gender stereotypes, sexual complications, and the sexuality of special populations are emphasized.

CHHS 425. Community Mobilization in Human Services. 3 Hours.

This course provides an overview of the need for community change, explores how community change activities relate to the change agent’s professional goals, and provides a theoretical framework to deepen the understanding of community mobilization. The focus on successful models of community change, settings and services in which change takes place, and inclusion of diverse community resources provides a strong foundation for community advocacy.

CHHS 426. Wellness Promotion Peer Educators Part 1. 3 Hours.

The intent of this course is to provide students will the skills to facilitate group presentations on health-related content to their peers. Students will complete the Certified Peer Education Training a comprehensive, interactive, and skills-based training. Students will learn about the programs and services offered at the UAB Student Health and Wellness Center and will be able to articulate this to new student users. Students will learn basic alcohol and other drug information in preparation for presentation to their peers.

CHHS 427. SHAPE Peer Education. 3 Hours.

This course is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to effectively communicate accurate information related to sexual health and decision-making. The concept of total health and the effects of lifestyle and decision-making on the quality of life will be emphasized. Students will learn decision-making and other skills that will enable them to make healthy choices and engage in healthy activities to improve and maintain an ideal level of quality of life. By the end of this course the student will be able to facilitate workshops on Sexual Decision Making, HIV Awareness, and Healthy Relationships.

CHHS 428. Wellness Promotion Peer Education Part 2. 3 Hours.

This course involves course involves students active engagement in the delivery of peer education programs and services to the UAB campus community. The purpose of the Wellness Promotion Peer Education Part 2 course is to provide candidates with a supervised, field-based, work experience in a wellness promotion setting.
Prerequisites: CHHS 426 [Min Grade: C]

CHHS 431. Planning and Implementing Health Education/Promotion Programs. 3 Hours.

This course emphasizes content and process planning and implementation of health education/promotion programs. Major topics include the foundations and models of the planning process; factors that impact health education/promotion; use and development of basic needs assessment; introduction to measurements; mission statements, goals, and objectives; community organizing/building; resources, and marketing.
Prerequisites: (CHHS 141 [Min Grade: C] or HE 141 [Min Grade: C] or HPE 200 [Min Grade: C] or KIN 222 [Min Grade: C] or HE 222 [Min Grade: C]) and (CHHS 342 [Min Grade: C] or HE 342 [Min Grade: C]) and (CHHS 343 [Min Grade: C] or HE 343 [Min Grade: C])

CHHS 432. Administration of Health Education/Promotion Programs. 3 Hours.

This course is focused on issues that surround the best practices for administration and management of health education/promotion programs in a variety of settings. Topics include leadership and professionalism, theories, needs assessment, quantitative and qualitative data, fiscal and human resources, delivery of health education/promotion, and communication and advocacy.
Prerequisites: (CHHS 141 [Min Grade: C] or HE 141 [Min Grade: C] or HPE 200 [Min Grade: C] or KIN 222 [Min Grade: C] or HE 222 [Min Grade: C]) and (CHHS 342 [Min Grade: C] or HE 342 [Min Grade: C])

CHHS 452. Evaluation and Grantsmanship in Health Education/Promotion Programs. 3 Hours.

This course enhances knowledge, competencies and skills required to obtain funding and to evaluate health education/promotion programs for defined health issues and audiences. The course emphasizes elements of evaluating intervention activities at micro- and macro-levels including determining needs and assets, writing realistic goals and measurable objectives, incorporating quantitative and qualitative data, and evaluating behavior change. The course also focuses on grant preparation, including topics such as engaging funders, establishing grant need, planning grant activities, creating a budget, and program sustainability.
Prerequisites: (CHHS 342 [Min Grade: C] or HE 342 [Min Grade: C])

CHHS 455. Fundraising and Grantmanship in Human Services. 3 Hours.

This course introduces students to the area of fund raising, fund development, special events, annual fund, major gifts, capital campaigns, grant writing, and basic finance in the nonprofit sector. The course provides the foundation and tools necessary to implement fundraising plans.

CHHS 460. Management of Human Services Organizations. 3 Hours.

This course provides the opportunity for development of managerial theory and philosophy of the human services professional. Topics covered in the course include understanding organizations and systems perspectives, use of structure to facilitate the organizational mission, job analysis and job design, human resources planning, recruitment and hiring of human services professionals, and maximizing employee potential. Supervision, performance appraisals, use of data for organizational evaluation, and the role board members are other areas of emphasis.

CHHS 489. Intervention Strategies for Health Education/Promotion. 3 Hours.

The purpose of this course is to present the interrelationship of intervention planning to promote health behavior change and the selection and use of teaching aids, methods and materials to facilitate helping relationships. Special problems associated with health interventions are discussed. Students will learn ethical, theoretical and practical aspects of health education, teaching techniques, curricular development, organization skills and techniques.
Prerequisites: (CHHS 342 [Min Grade: C] or HE 342 [Min Grade: C]) and (CHHS 343 [Min Grade: C] or HE 343 [Min Grade: C])

CHHS 490. Special Projects in Health Education. 1-6 Hour.

Exploration of health-related topic via professional literature or research project.

CHHS 491. Problems in Health Education. 1-6 Hour.

Controversial topics in health education or topics identified as state or national priority.

CHHS 497. Human Services Internship. 1-9 Hour.

The purpose of the internship is to provide an opportunity for students to apply knowledge and skills they have learned during their course work in human services. The internship offers students the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in a real world setting and under the leadership of an experienced health education or human services professional. This is also the time whereby students are sharpening their skills as a soon-to-be job applicant. Attaining professional development, appropriate credentialing and developing a well-crafted resume and interviewing skills are part of that process.

CHHS 498. Lifespan Dimensions in Women's Health and Nutrition. 3 Hours.

Highlights will include health issues specific to women, chronic diseases, body image and eating disorders, health promotion and disease prevention, pregnancy, childbirth and lactation, weight loss/maintenance, menopause and ageing, fitness management and stress management.

CHHS 499. Community Health Internship. 3-9 Hours.

Supervised work experience in a pre-approved community health agency/organization.
Prerequisites: CHHS 431 [Min Grade: C] or HE 431 [Min Grade: C]

ECG-Counseling, Human Services Courses

ECG 152. Let's BMEN: How to successfully Navigate the collegiate Experience. 1 Hour.

This course is design to be an academic tool for participants in the BMEN program. Academic skills, and resources along with male perspectives of color will also be presented.

ECG 155. Job Search Strategies. 1 Hour.

Current occupational information, employer information, and job market trends. Relevance of academic preparation to world of work. Job search strategies and resume preparation.

ECG 300. Career Mapping. 3 Hours.

Get what you want by identifying and building key skills being sought by employers and graduate school admission committees today. This course provides an interactive exploration into arriving at your destination and having fun along the way. Gain tips and insights from executives in your field into professional development, resume/interviewing, communication, team building, networking (live and virtual), and other key areas necessary to help you present yourself as the applicant of choice. Master these steps and begin to map your journey toward career success.

ECG 420. Alcoholism. 3 Hours.

Emotional, intellectual, psychological, and social aspects of alcoholism.

ECG 422. Strategy for Attitude Devlmt. 3 Hours.

Dynamics of positive and negative attitudes. Techniques and exercises for improving communication, empathy, and awareness. Techniques for determining personal strengths, setting goals, managing time, and developing strong positive attitudes.

ECG 423. Strategy Effective Interviewin. 3 Hours.

Selected interviewing skills described, demonstrated, and practiced in role play with feedback to increase effectiveness in interviewing.

ECG 424. Constructive Conflict Mgmnt. 3 Hours.

Strategies of constructive conflict management in multicultural settings. Synthetic culture laboratory organized to practice managing conflict in safe context. Strategies for mediating conflict focus on increased awareness, knowledge, and skills for reframing conflict.

ECG 438. Interpersonal Skills Develop. 3 Hours.

Classroom lectures plus experiential, structured exercises in small groups for development of more effective interpersonal communication skills.

ECG 451. Issues/Helping Professions. 1-3 Hour.

Discussion of issues in the helping professions.

ECG 460. Sign Language I: Survival. 3 Hours.

Beginning course in manual communication. Finger spelling and language of signs to facilitate communication with individuals who have severe hearing impairments.

ECG 461. Sign Language II: Intermediate. 3 Hours.

Manual communication; signed English. Finger spelling and language of signs.
Prerequisites: ECG 460 [Min Grade: C]

ECG 462. Sign Language III: Advanced. 3 Hours.

American Sign Language. Syntax structure for more effective communication with adult deaf persons. Sign concept and concept transmission.
Prerequisites: ECG 461 [Min Grade: C]

ECG 463. Intro Interpreting for Deaf. 3 Hours.

Basic theories, principles, and practices of interpreting for deaf in general and specialized settings; guidelines appropriate in situational settings. Development of interpreting skills and manual communications skills.
Prerequisites: ECG 462 [Min Grade: C]

ECG 470. Crisis Intervention Techniques. 3 Hours.

Crisis counseling theory, applications of crisis intervention, and crisis situations.

ECG 474. Sem Death Dying and Bereav. 3 Hours.

Attitudes, beliefs, and response to death, dying, and bereavement. Multicultural perspective. Implications for counseling.

EDF-Foundations of Education Courses

EDF 361. Ethical Issues in Professional Practice. 3 Hours.

Examines professional ethics and legal issues related to teaching, student supervision, contractual obligation, conditions of employment, and other workplace issues related to conduct and practice in the field of public school teaching. Legal mandates and professional codes of ethics are analyzed. Also addressed are the development of professional judgment and of moral decision making abilities.

EDF 362. Foundations of Education I: Social, Historical, Philosophical. 3 Hours.

This course addresses the relationship among educators, schools, and society through seminars, field experiences in schools, and exposure to civic and community organizations. Historical and contemporary perspectives on political, economic, and social issues and problems in education, the role and value of diversity and equity in education, an introduction to professional ethics, and the importance of civic responsibility are significant components of this course.
Prerequisites: EDU 200 [Min Grade: C](Can be taken Concurrently)

EDF 363. Special Topics in Education Foundations. 3 Hours.

Educational Foundations Special Topics. This course addresses a range of special topics related to educational foundations. Course design and focus will vary and may include service learning and study away formats.

EPR-Educational Psychology Courses

EPR 214. Introduction to Educational Statistics. 3 Hours.

This introductory statistics course will cover basic descriptive and inferential statistics, including: Measures of central tendency; measures of variability; frequency distributions; normal curve of distribution; sampling; hypothesis testing, analysis of variance; correlation; regression; and introduction to chi-square.

EPR 363. Foundations of Education II: Psychological. 3 Hours.

Psychological principles basic to the understanding of the learner, learning process, and learning situation is covered, as well as all major principles of Human Development. Twenty hours of field experiences required.
Prerequisites: EDU 200 [Min Grade: C](Can be taken Concurrently)

EPR 410. Measurement and Evaluation in Education. 3 Hours.

For early childhood/elementary education majors only. Basic concepts and principles of measurement and evaluation of personal and academic progress in classroom. Formative and summative assessment; Response to Instruction; and PLAN2020. Elementary descriptive statistics and measurement techniques used in student evaluation. Quantitative literacy is a significant component of this course.

EPR 411. Measurement and Evaluation in Education. 3 Hours.

For secondary education majors only. Principles of student assessment. Basic concepts and principles of measurement and evaluation of personal and academic progress in classroom; Formative and summative assessment; Response to Instruction; and PLAN2020. Elementary descriptive statistics and measurement techniques used in student evaluation. Quantitative Literacy is a significant component of this course. Admission to TEP required.
Prerequisites: EHS 436 [Min Grade: C] or EHS 438 [Min Grade: C] or MU 432 [Min Grade: C] or MU 433 [Min Grade: C]

EPR 414. Lifespan Human Development. 3 Hours.

Physical, cognitive, social and moral development across the lifespan and including death and dying from a variety of theories are covered.
Prerequisites: PY 101 [Min Grade: C]

KIN - Kinesiology Courses

KIN 101. Beginning and Advanced Beginning Swimming. 1 Hour.

This course provides the student with basic aquatic safety skills as well as aquatic survival skills. The strokes include beginner, front crawl, elementary back stroke, breast stroke, back crawl and side stroke. Intermediate or advanced swimmers will be administratively withdrawn from the course.

KIN 102. Intermediate Swimming/Swimmer Course. 1 Hour.

The intermediate swim course is part of the American Red Cross "Learn to Swim" Program, which is designed for learning and improving swim strokes. Gaining the knowledge and skills needed in basic water safety is the common theme in providing the information and resources to make participation in aquatics activities a lifetime pursuit. Students must be able to jump in the deep end, recover and tread or float for one minute, then swim 25 yards using crawl stroke or elementary backstroke.

KIN 103. Lifeguard Training. 1 Hour.

The American Red Cross Lifeguarding course focuses on training people who are already good swimmers. The course covers the skills and knowledge required for effective lifeguarding at swimming pools and at nonsurf, open-water beaches. Must be able to swim 300 yards continuously and surface dive 7 - 10 feet to retrieve a 10 lb. object.

KIN 104. Tennis. 1 Hour.

Course will provide students with the knowledge and skill needed to play the game of tennis.

KIN 105. Golf. 1 Hour.

This course includes beginning skills, rules and etiquette for recreational golf.

KIN 108. Weight Training and Aerobics. 1 Hour.

This course includes basic weight training and aerobic instruction and workouts.

KIN 110. Racquetball. 1 Hour.

Beginning skills, rules, and strategy.

KIN 112. Dance and Gymnastics. 1 Hour.

This course provides future teachers background in planning and conducting basic dance and gymnastic instruction. Intended for physical education majors.

KIN 114. Rec Games/Outdoor Leisure. 1 Hour.

This course will enable students to experience a wide variety of recreational games and outdoor leisure pursuits.

KIN 115. Weight Training. 1 Hour.

Instruction on basic resistance training principles and techniques for beginning and intermediate trainees.

KIN 116. Ballroom and Latin Dancing. 1 Hour.

This course includes instruction of the more popular social Latin and Ballroom dances.

KIN 117. Team Sports. 1 Hour.

This course will enable students to learn the basic skills of different team sports (such as team handball, football, volleyball, basketball, soccer, speedball, tchoukball, and rugby). Students will practice those skills to have the ability to gain skill proficiency in playing the sports as well as teaching others to play the sport.

KIN 118. Sports Using Implements. 1 Hour.

This course will enable students to learn the basic skills of different sports that require use of an implement (i.e., badminton, cricket, hockey, lacrosse, softball, and tennis). Students will practice those skills to have the ability to gain skill proficiency in playing the sport as well as teaching other to play the sport.

KIN 119. Football. 1 Hour.

Basic skills, rules and strategies.

KIN 120. Volleyball. 1 Hour.

Basic skills, rules and strategies.

KIN 121. Soccer. 1 Hour.

Basic skills, rules and strategies.

KIN 122. Basketball. 1 Hour.

Basic skills, rules and strategies.

KIN 123. Softball. 1 Hour.

Basic skills, rules and strategies.

KIN 124. Beginning Whitewater Kayaking. 1 Hour.

This course is designed to take interested student from zero knowledge to being able to competently maneuver a Kayak in flat water and demonstrate basic paddling safety skills.

KIN 125. Cheerleaders and Dance Team. 1 Hour.

Open to members of UAB cheerleading and dance teams only.

KIN 126. Flying Disc Sports. 1 Hour.

Students in this class will learn the basic skills of throwing and catching flying discs. They can incorporate these techniques in the popular games including Ultimate and Disc Golf.

KIN 127. Running and Jogging. 1 Hour.

This course includes basic running and jogging instruction and training.

KIN 128. Rock Climbing. 1 Hour.

Introduction to the fundamentals of rock climbing. Lectures and drills designed to give students an introduction to the skills and knowledge to rock climb safely in a single pitch sport climbing environment.

KIN 129. Aikido. 1 Hour.

Series of techniques adapted to respond to a variety of attacks and to multiple attackers.

KIN 130. Scuba Diving. 1 Hour.

This course includes physiology, physics, safety issues, and guidelines of recreational scuba diving through lectures, quizzes, and final exams. Students will learn and be able to demonstrate the proper assembly and use of scuba equipment as well as proper swimming and breathing techniques. Students must provide their own snorkel, fins, and mask. Must be able to tread water for 10 minutes and swim 200 yards.

KIN 131. Aerobics. 1 Hour.

Opportunity to improve cardiovascular fitness, flexibility, muscular strength and endurance and body composition in a group setting. Improves rhythm and coordination, body and space awareness, energy management appreciation of a healthy lifestyle and mental focus and concentration.

KIN 132. Group Exercise Leadership. 1 Hour.

Review and application of exercise science theory to group exercise. Repertoire of exercise for flexibility, strength, aerobic dance, and step training. Practice teaching each segment of a class at end of course will be able to teach a 60 minute group exercise class.
Prerequisites: (KIN 115 [Min Grade: C] or PE 115 [Min Grade: C]) and (KIN 131 [Min Grade: C] or PE 131 [Min Grade: C])

KIN 133. Aerobic Training. 1 Hour.

The purpose of this course is to provide information and experiences in aerobic exercise training, heart rate monitoring, and fitness assessment.

KIN 134. The College Athlete: Concerns and Issues. 3 Hours.

Needs of and demands on college athletes. Time management, study skills and habits, drug use and abuse, drug testing and NCAA rules, use of trainer and training facilities, and nutritional practices. Holistic health with emphasis on keeping athletic experience in perspective.

KIN 136. Intro to Physical Education Fitness and Sport. 3 Hours.

Introduction to the fields; professional organizations,career opportunities, historical development, and pilosophical and scientific foundations.

KIN 201. Officiating Techniques. 2 Hours.

Knowledge and practical experience in officiating various team and individual sports. Includes officiating UAB intramurals.

KIN 206. Introduction to Teaching Physical Education. 3 Hours.

Research on teaching physical education and sociocultural influences on children as learners; development of basic teaching skills.

KIN 222. Concepts of Health and Fitness. 3 Hours.

Fitness and related health concepts. Fitness assessment, variety of fitness-related activities, and development of personal fitness program. Nutrition and cardiovascular health.

KIN 300. Organization and Administration of Physical Education. 3 Hours.

This course is designed to provide the student with opportunities to increase their knowledge of problems and issues involved in the organization and administration of physical education programs in elementary and secondary schools.

KIN 301. Teaching Health Education and Physical Education in Elementary Schools. 3 Hours.

For classroom teachers. Communicating and working with physical education specialists, selecting developmentally appropriate activities, and integrating movement activities and concepts into classroom subjects. Background information and skills to implement health education in grades K-5.
Prerequisites: HE 141 [Min Grade: C] or HPE 200 [Min Grade: C] or HE 222 [Min Grade: C]

KIN 305. Motor Development. 3 Hours.

Development of motor skills, physical fitness, and perceptual motor abilities across life span; concentration on preschool population. Students will be required to communicate effectively in writing the information obtained via assessment of the above elements of motor development. In addition, quantitative literacy will be assessed in terms of the student's ability to interpret the assessment data to plan appropriate physical activities.

KIN 307. Applied Kinesiology. 3 Hours.

Knowledge of anatomical terminology and analysis of internal muscular forces that act on bones resulting in motion at major movable joints. Identification and application of biomechanics to comprehend the external and internal biomechanical forces that occur in human movement.
Prerequisites: BY 115 [Min Grade: C] and (MA 105 [Min Grade: C] or MA 106 [Min Grade: C] or MA 107 [Min Grade: C] or MA 109 [Min Grade: C] or MA 110 [Min Grade: C] or MA 125 [Min Grade: C] or MA 126 [Min Grade: C] or MA 225 [Min Grade: C] or MA 226 [Min Grade: C])

KIN 308. Adapted Physical Education. 3 Hours.

Prescription and planning physical activity for individuals with disabilities.
Prerequisites: ECY 300 [Min Grade: C]

KIN 311. Elementary School Physical Education. 3 Hours.

The course will include the nature and content of a developmentally appropriate elementary physical education program.

KIN 320. Fitness/Motor Skill Acquisition. 3 Hours.

This course will enable candidates to acquire the knowledge and the skills necessary to analyze and appropriately teach motor skills and design developmentally appropriate fitness activities for adolescents applicable to all physical activity settings.

KIN 320L. Sports Skill Proficiency. 1 Hour.

This course will enable candidates to acquire the knowledge and the skills necessary to teach the critical elements needed to perform all basic sport skills. Candidates will demonstrate skill proficiency in the sport skills as well as the ability to teach others to perform the skills.

KIN 323. Techniques Teaching LIFE Skills in Sec. Schools. 3 Hours.

This course will enable candidates to learn techniques and strategies for teaching LIFE (Lifelong Individualized Fitness Education)skills typically covered in a high school physical education program. Admission to TEP required.

KIN 340. Planning/Management of Fitness Facilities. 3 Hours.

Management, marketing, operational leadership, evaluation, and planning principles of commerical, corporate, clinical, and community health/fitness facilities.
Prerequisites: (KIN 136 [Min Grade: C] or PE 136 [Min Grade: C]) and (HE 141 [Min Grade: C] or CHHS 141 [Min Grade: C])

KIN 400. Physiology of Exercise. 4 Hours.

Knowledge of acute and chronic physiological responses to exercise. Includes clinical laboratory experiences.
Prerequisites: BY 116 [Min Grade: C]

KIN 402. Basic Athletic Training. 2 Hours.

Knowledge and skills in organization and administration, mechanisms of injury, recognition and evaluation of injuries, injury management, general nutritional concerns, medical conditions and taping and bracing techniques.
Prerequisites: BY 115 [Min Grade: C](Can be taken Concurrently) and KIN 136 [Min Grade: C](Can be taken Concurrently) or PE 136 [Min Grade: C]) and (KIN 307 [Min Grade: C] or PE 307 [Min Grade: C])

KIN 405. Sports Nutrition. 3 Hours.

Digestion, absorption and metabolism of nutrients and ergogenic aids relative to sports performance.
Prerequisites: BY 116 [Min Grade: C]

KIN 407. Coaching Young Athletes. 3 Hours.

The course is designed to increase the students’ knowledge and understanding of the principles of coaching regarding sport psychology, sport pedagogy, sport physiology, and sport management. This course will include a practicum for hands-on learning opportunities.

KIN 409. Assessment in Physical Education. 3 Hours.

This course emphasizes the development, implementation, and analysis of assessments within K-12 physical education programs, including assessment of the cognitive, physical, and psychomotor domains including program assessment.

KIN 440. Principles of Conditioning the Athlete. 3 Hours.

Isometric, isotonic, eccentric, variable resistance, and isokinetic training; tapering of the athlete; designing endurance and resistance training programs; weight training techniques for specific sports.
Prerequisites: BY 115 [Min Grade: C] and (KIN 400 [Min Grade: C] or PE 400 [Min Grade: C])

KIN 450. Physical Activity for Individuals with Disabilities/SL. 3 Hours.

Knowledge and skills needed to meet the unique fitness and physical activity needs of individuals with various disabilities. Design and implementation of personal training/fitness programs and disability sports/recreation programs for individuals with disabilities based on assessments of health-related strengths and needs. This is a designated service-learning course integrating academic learning, civic learning, and meaningful service to the community.
Prerequisites: BY 116 [Min Grade: C] and (HE 141 [Min Grade: C] or CHHS 141 [Min Grade: C])

KIN 451. Physical Activity for Senior Adults. 3 Hours.

Knowledge and skills needed to be a leader of exercise, dance, and fitness for older adults.
Prerequisites: BY 116 [Min Grade: C] and (HE 141 [Min Grade: C] or CHHS 141 [Min Grade: C])

KIN 460. Clinical Exercise Physiology. 3 Hours.

In depth study of the use of exercise as a form of treatment and prevention of chronic disease.
Prerequisites: BY 116 [Min Grade: C] and (HE 141 [Min Grade: C] or CHHS 141 [Min Grade: C])

KIN 470. Advanced Treatment Athletic Training. 3 Hours.

Seminar in treatment and prevention of athletic injuries.
Prerequisites: KIN 402 [Min Grade: C] or PE 402 [Min Grade: C]

KIN 485. Exercise Testing/Prescription. 3 Hours.

Knowledge and skills needed to perform pre-exercise health risk and physical fitness assessments, interpret results and develop exercise prescriptions for apparently healthy individuals and individuals with medically controlled diseases (based on 'American College of Sports Medicine' guidelines). This course also includes a high level review of exercise physiology and applied kinesiology, and application of behavioral and motivational strategies to support clients in adopting and maintaining healthy lifestyle behaviors.
Prerequisites: BY 115 [Min Grade: C] and BY 116 [Min Grade: C] and (HE 140 [Min Grade: C] or CHHS 140 [Min Grade: C]) and (KIN 307 [Min Grade: C] or PE 307 [Min Grade: C]) and (KIN 400 [Min Grade: C] or PE 400 [Min Grade: C])

KIN 489. Instructional Strategy for Physical Education K-12. 6 Hours.

This course will focus on information to help potential physical educators attain teaching skills and knowledge necessary to design, implement and evaluate developmentally appropriate K-12 physical education programs. Students will gain hands-on experience with small groups of students in elementary, middle and high school settings.

KIN 492. Special Projects in Kinesiology. 1-6 Hour.

Designed as an independent study for students who wish to conduct an in-depth investigation into a physical education related topic.

KIN 493. Problems in Kinesiology. 3-6 Hours.

Provides students with current information regarding a selected physical education related issue. Classes taught under this course title are outside the current physical education program requirements.

KIN 495. Elementary/Secondary Physical Education Student Teaching. 9 Hours.

Student teaching provides an opportunity for physical education teacher education candidates to synthesize and apply all knowledge and skills acquired during previous coursework. Interns teach for 15 weeks at two levels, elementary and either middle or high school. The candidates must pass edTPA assessments to receive teacher certification.

KIN 496. Physical Education Internship Seminar. 3 Hours.

Supports and extends efforts of student teaching. Problem solving related to situations such as classroom management, grading, professionalism and ethics, legal issues, teacher rights, and others that occur during internship.

KIN 499. Fitness Internship. 3-6 Hours.

Takes place in a setting that is related to the degree and major area of emphasis and serves as the culminating experience of the formal education process. Students complete their internship hours with guidance from their agency supervisor.
Prerequisites: (KIN 485 [Min Grade: C] or PE 485 [Min Grade: C]) and (KIN 136 [Min Grade: C] or PE 136 [Min Grade: C]) and (KIN 400 [Min Grade: C] or PE 400 [Min Grade: C]) and (KIN 307 [Min Grade: C] or PE 307 [Min Grade: C])

Faculty

Evans, Retta, Associate Professor of Community Health and Human Services, 2003, B.S., (Fort Hays), M.S. (Northeastern), Ph.D. (Arkansas), Health Education/ Adolescent and young adult health, nutrition & physical activity, body image, school health
Fiedler, Robin L., Instructor of Educational Psychology and Research, 2008, B.S. (Edinboro), M.Ed. (Virginia Commonwealth), Ph.D. (Auburn), Measurement, Educational Psychology, Educational Statistics
Fisher, Gordon, Associate Professor of Kinesiology, 2012, B.S. (Hillsdale), M.S. (Mississippi State), Ph.D. (Auburn), Postdoctoral Fellow (UAB), Exercise Physiology; Exercise/Nutrition, Mitochondrial Bioenergetics, Oxidative Stress, and Chronic Inflammation
Forbes, Laura, Professor of Community Health and Human Services, 2005, B.S. (Ball State), M.S. (Central Florida), Ph.D. (South Carolina), Health education program planning and administration / Youth and adult drug use prevention programs / Student assistance programs/ Adolescent Mental Health/ Various college health topics
Gurley, Dennis Keith, Associate Professor of Educational Leadership, 2012, B.A. (Trinity), M.Ed., Ed.D. (Wichita State), Pre-Service and In-Service Development for School Leaders, Professional Learning Communities, and Organizational Theory
Hall, Sean, Assistant Professor of Counselor Education, 2012, B.A., M.A. (Florida Gulf Coast), Ph.D. (Old Dominion), Counselor Education, Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Assessment and Intervention Techniques, Processes and Outcomes Research, Dropout Prevention
Hebard, Stephen P. , Assistant Professor of Counselor Education, 2015, B.S. (East Stroudsburg), M.S., Ph.D. (North Carolina-Greensboro), Motivational Interviewing, sport counseling, athlete mental health and performance
LaChenaye, Jenna, Assistant Professor of Educational Psychology and Research, 2014, B.A., B.S., (University of Louisiana), M.S. (Florida State), Ed.S., Ph.D. (Louisiana State), , Place-based, cultural and ecological sustainability and education, neocolonial and poststructuralist theory in education, ethnographic methods in research and evaluation
Loder-Jackson, Tondra, Associate Professor of Foundations of Education, 2003, B.S. (Birmingham-Southern), M.P.P. (Chicago), Ph.D. (Northwestern), Urban Education, African, American Educational History, Civil Rights and Education, Life Course and Life History Approaches
McCarthy, Shannon N. , Assistant Professor of Counselor Education, 2014, B.A. (Pennsylvania State), M.A. (Central Florida), Ph.D. (Florida)
McKnight, Andrew, Associate Professor of Foundations of Education, 2003, B.A. (Virginia Commonwealth), M.A.Ed. (William & Mary), Ph.D. (North Carolina at Greensboro), Social/Cultural Theory, Diversity and Equity, Ethics, Current Educational Policy, and the Emotional Contexts of Schooling
Menear, Kristi S., Professor of Kinesiology, 2001, B.A. (Louisiana), M.A., Ph.D. (New Orleans), Adapted physical education/activity, wellness for individuals with disabilities
Mowling, Claire M., Assistant Professor of Kinesiology, 2015, B.S., M.S. (Troy State), Ed.D. (Auburn), Physical Education
Peters, Gary B., Associate Professor, 2010, B.A., M.A. (Governors State), Ed.S., Ph.D. (UAB), Leadership; Organizational Theory
Plaisance, Eric, Assistant Professor of Kinesiology, 2013, B.S. (Nicholls State), M.S. (United States Sports Academy), Ph.D. (Auburn), Exercise Physiology, Exercise and nutritional based strategies to improve blood glucose and lipid metabolism
Shores, Melanie L., Associate Professor of Educational Psychology and Research, 2005, B.S., M.A.M., M.A., Ph.D. (Auburn), Gender studies, Math/Science education, and Assessment and measurement
Sims, Sandra, Associate Professor of Kinesiology, 2005, B.S. (Montevallo), M.A. (UAB), Ed.S. (UAB), Ph.D. (Southern Mississippi), Physical Education/ Youth fitness, school health & fitness / Advocacy initiatives and legislation for healthy youth
Snyder, Scott W., Associate Professor of Research and Early Childhood Special Education, 1988, B.A. (SUNY-Potsdam), M.S., Ph.D. (Purdue), Program evaluation, applications of the Rasch model to scale construction, grading in K-16 education, applications of systems theory and Bronfenbrenner’s theory to education and related programs
Tyson, Lawrence E., Associate Professor of Counselor Education, 1997, B. A. (Atlantic Christian), M.Ed. (Rollins), Ph.D. (Mississippi State), School counseling, factors affecting academic performance, adventure based counseling
Watson, Dayna M., Assistant Professor of Counselor Education, 2005, B.S. (Vanderbilt); M.Ed. (Auburn); Ph.D. (Florida), Issues of poverty and class in counseling. Community-School Collaboration, Program Development
Wilkinson, Larrell, Assistant Professor of Community Health and Human Services, 2012, B.S. (Tennessee State University), MSPH, Ph.D. (University of South Carolina), Health Education, Health Disparities/Health Equity, Access and utilization of health care services, Substance Abuse