School of Counseling, Human Performance & Rehabilitation

Dickinson Hall, Room 515 | (501) 569-3169 | fax (501) 569-8129|
ualr.edu/hhps or ualr.edu/ba/inas 

Director
Jennifer K. Holtz, Associate Professor


Professors
Garner, Bill E.
Kushner, Jason
McGee, Newman E.
Stauffer, Linda K.


Associate Professors
Anderson, Glenn
Gitchel, Jr.,  W. Dent
Grover, James
Hamilton, Nancy
Kanekar, Amar
Ortega, Raymond
White, Gannon

Assistant Professors:
Akande, Abigail
Finley, Britney A.
Horsman, Euchay
Hurley, Jessica
Prince, Bennie
Snyder, Janea L.

Instructors:
Hollingsworth, Jami J.
James, Raphael A.
Wright, Rusty

Advanced Assistant Instructor
Prince, Bennie

Advanced Instructor
Knight, Laurie V.

The School of Counseling, Human Performance & Rehabilitation (CHPR) provides quality education to a heterogeneous student body at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The school is oriented to meeting the personnel needs of educational institutions and service providers in Arkansas and the nation by offering a strong emphasis on professional education with a practical application in each program.

The school offers undergraduate degree programs that prepare community ASL-English interpreters for persons who are deaf, deaf-blind, or hard of hearing The Health Education and Performance and Sport Management undergraduate and graduate degree programs educate students as health professionals in community health agencies, health maintenance organizations, business and industry, wellness programs, and also to prepare students for a K-12 teaching licensure in Physical Education and Health.

Graduate programs in Adult and Professional Learning, Counseling Education, Rehabilitation Counseling and Rehabilitation of the Blind, including graduate certificates in Adult Education, Orientation and Mobility and Rehabilitation Counseling, provide professionals for schools, organizations, industries, and communities.

UA Little Rock Health Sciences

Undergraduate Program

The School of CHPR offers four undergraduate degrees, five academic minor programs of study, and seven graduate degrees. The undergraduate degrees are:

  • Associate of Science in American Sign Language Studies
  • Bachelor of Arts in Interpretation: ASL/English
  • Bachelor of Science in Health Education and Promotion
  • Bachelor of Science in K-12 Health and Physical Education (licensure program)

The Minors are:

  • Educational Interpreting is designed and required for students who are majoring in Interpretation
  • Sign Language Studies is designed for students who are not majoring in Interpretation.
  • Health Sciences
  • Health and Exercise Science
  • Sport Management
  • Add-on Licensure program: Arkansas K-12 Coaching Endorsement

Graduate Programs

At the graduate level, a Master of Education in Counseling, a Master of Arts in Rehabilitation Counseling, a Master of Education in Adult and Professional Learning, a Master of Science in Exercise Science, a Master of Science in Health Education and Promotion, a Master of Science in Sport Management, and a Master of Arts in Rehabilitation for the Blind are offered. Graduate Certificates are offered in Adult Education and Orientation and Mobility, while a post-masters degree certificate in Rehabilitation Counseling is also offered through the School of CHPR.Consult the UALR Graduate Catalog for more information on the graduate programs. Consult the UA Little Rock Graduate Catalog for more information on the graduate programs.


Health Education and Performance (HHPS)

Admission Requirements
Students selecting Health Education and Promotion or K-12 Health & PE as a major must have completed a minimum of 12 credit hours with a cumulative grade point average of 2.00 or greater. The K-12 Health & PE licensure program requires overall cumulative grade point average of 2.75.


BS in Health Education and Promotion

This course of study is designed to prepare students as health professionals in community health agencies, health maintenance organizations, as well as business and industry wellness programs. It is also designed to assist the entry-level health educator in taking the National Health Education Credentialing examination. This degree requires a minor course of study.

This degree is offered in in online course delivery ((U indicator in the schedule), Web based, hybrid, modalities. For information concerning the online Bachelor of Sciences emphasis in Health Education and Promotion degree call the Program Coordinator at (501) 683-7201.


BS K-12 Health and Physical Education (licensure program)

The K-12 Health and Physical Education licensure program prepares students to become licensed teachers in the area of Physical Education and Health K-12. Students earning this degree will also complete the courses necessary to obtain a K-12 coaching endorsement. Licensure Requirements for this program can be found in the Department of  Teacher Education in this catalog. Contact the Health, Education and Human Performance Program Coordinator at (501) 683-7201 for advising as early as possible to reduce any possible delays in progress toward this degree. The K-12 Health & PE licensure program requires overall cumulative grade point average of 2.75 and passing Praxis Core, Content, and PLT test.


Bachelor of Science in Health Education and Promotion

General: 120 minimum total hours, including 45 hours of upper-level courses (3000-4000 level), and 30 hours in residence

First-Year Colloquium (0-3 hours)

Required of full-time freshmen entering college for the first time and transfer students with less than 12 hours of credit.

University Core (35 hours)
Standard Core (29 hours)

All Courses approved by the Core Council. See “General Education Requirements.”

College Core (6 hours)

All Courses approved by the Core Council. See “General Education Requirements.”

Second Language Proficiency (none required)
Major (67 hours)
Area Requirements (8 hours)

HHPS 3412 Applied Human Science
PSYC 2340 Statistics and Methods

Required 1 hour from the following:
HHPS 1101 Dieting & Weight Control
HHPS 1102 Substance Abuse & Addiction
HHPS 1103 Smoking Cessation
HHPS 1104 Stress Management
HHPS 1116 Beginning Tennis
HHPS 1123 Body Mechanics and Conditioning
HHPS 1124 Stretch/Stress Program
HHPS 1126 Walking to Fitness
HHPS 1128 Weight Lifting/Training

Major Requirements (50 hours)

HHPS 1370 Personal Health
HHPS 2303 Theory & Practice of Health Education *
HHPS 2374 Family Life and Sex Education
HHPS 3320 History and Principles of Health and Physical Education
HHPS 3372 Advanced First Aid
HHPS 3374 Community Health Agencies
HHPS 3377 Drug Education K-12
HHPS 3401 Nutrition
HHPS 3422 Exercise, Wellness & Lifestyle
HHPS 4371 Health Education Concepts & Applications
HHPS 4373 Controversial Issues in Health Education
HHPS 4376 Mental Health Education
HHPS 4378 Organization & Administration of Health Education *
HHPS 4379 Methods & Techniques of Teaching Health Education *
HHPS 4380 Health Education Program Evaluation *
HHPS 4382 Cultural Competencies

Professional Area Requirements (9 hours)

HHPS 4381 Health Sciences Seminar *
HHPS 4695 Internship in Health Education (to be completed during student’s last semester)

Minor (requires 18 hours. See recommended HHPS minor)
Unrestricted General Electives

Remaining hours, if any, to reach 120 minimum total hours, 45 hours of upper-level courses (3000-4000 level), and/or 30 hours in residence.

These courses have a prerequisite requirement. Contact the instructor for the course for permission to register.


Bachelor of Science K-12 Health and Physical Education

General: 120 minimum total hours, including 45 hours of upper-level courses (3000-4000 level), and 30 hours in residence

First-Year Colloquium (0-3 hours)

Required of full-time freshmen entering college for the first time and transfer students with less than 12 hours of credit.

Core (35 hours)

See “General Education Requirements.”

Second Language Proficiency (none required)
Major (63 hours)
Area Requirements (8 hours)

HHPS 3401 Nutrition
HHPS 2374 Family Life and Sex Education
HHPS 1 hour course

Major Requirements (46 hours)

HHPS 2372 Care and Prevention of Injuries
HHPS 3211 Health and Safety in Early Childhood
HHPS 3212 Teaching Individual Sports II
HHPS 3222 Teaching Team Sports II
HHPS 3302 Exercise Physiology *
HHPS 3310 Coaching Theory/Methodology
HHPS 3330 Teaching K -5 Physical Education
HHPS 3372 Advanced First Aid
HHPS 3377 Drug Education K-12
HHPS 3402 Structural Kinesiology *
HHPS 3410 Biomechanics of Human Movement *
HHPS 3412 Applied Human Science *
HHPS 3422 Exercise, Wellness and Lifestyle
HHPS 4340 Adaptive Physical Ed. K-12
HHPS 4350 Methods & Techniques of Teaching Physical Ed 6-12 *
HHPS 4379 Methods & Techniques of Teaching Health Education *
HHPS 4384 Motor Development

Major Teaching Requirement required for exit portfolio ( 13 hours)

HHPS 3210 Teaching Individual I
HHPS 3220 Teaching Team I
HHPS 3310 Coaching Theory
HHPS 3320 History and Principles of Health and Physical Education
HHPS 4350 Teaching Methods of PE 6-12 (Capstone course) *

Required licensure courses

Students will not be able to get into these courses without passing CORE exams and HHPS Program Coordinator approval.
SCED 3210 Instructional Skills and Assessment **
SCED 3110 Instructional Skills Practicum **
SCED 4321 Teaching Diverse Adolescents **
SCED 4122 Adolescent Diversity Practicum **
SCED 4123 Adolescents with Special Needs **
SCED 4124 Classroom Management **
TCED 4600 Student Teaching **
SCED 4330 Reflective Teaching **

* These courses have a prerequisite requirement. Contact the instructor for the course for permission to register.

** CORE ALL TEST (Reading, Writing, & Math) #5751 must be passed before enrolling in SCED or TCED courses. GPA of 2.75 is required for admission to the education program. PRAXIS II and PLT must be passed prior to graduating.

Unrestricted General Electives

Remaining hours, if any, to reach 120 minimum total hours, 45 hours of upper-level courses (3000-4000 level), and/or 30 hours in residence.


Interpreter Education, American Sign Language Information

Interpreter Education, American Sign Language (ASL)/English

The Bachelor of Arts degree requires 120 hours and includes an 18-hour minor in Educational Interpreting. Students develop entry to mid-level interpreting skills to advance their careers in interpretation and the field of deafness. This program is designed to develop the interpreting skills necessary for interpretation between individuals who are hearing and individuals who are deaf, deaf-blind, or hard of hearing, in the public and private sectors, educational institutions, business and industry, the arts, and in the community at large throughout Arkansas and the country.Course work provides students with the knowledge of cultural diversity and interpretation skills necessary for practical application of the theories of second language learning and interpretation.

The program includes: Instruction in American Sign Language, English-based sign systems, interpretation theory and process, the Deaf Community and Deaf Culture, and the profession of interpreting.Beginning and advanced interpretation and transliteration techniques with practice among American Sign Language, spoken English, and an English-based sign system, as well as techniques for interpreting for individuals who are oral, who are deaf-blind, and who are from diverse cultural backgrounds.

Bicultural and multicultural sensitivity training and techniques for producing linguistic and cultural equivalents. Three hundred clock hours of supervised internship in interpretation settings.Internship sites may include in-state and out-of-state placements depending on students’ abilities and/or interests. Internship sites in Arkansas may include, but are not limited to, the Arkansas School for the Deaf, Arkansas Rehabilitation Services, independent school districts throughout central Arkansas, the UA Little Rock community, and the community at large.

The Interpreter Education Program maintains a sign language laboratory of instructional materials for student use. All American Sign Language and interpreting methods sections require a minimum of one hour of lab per week.Students must attain an overall GPA of 2.00 in all work attempted at the University and attain a grade of C or greater in each of the ASL and interpretation courses. Courses in the Bachelor of Arts degree prepare students for the Mid-America Quality Assurance Screening State Test (QAST), the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Inc. Certification Written Tests (RID), and the Educational Interpreter Performance Assessment (EIPA).

The Interpreter Education: American Sign Language/English program prepares individuals in the field of deafness who wish to specialize in interpreting and transliterating for persons who are deaf, hard of hearing, or deaf-blind in educational, medical, mental health and other community settings. UA Little Rock provides a core curriculum program of general education and specialized instruction in American Sign Language, signed English systems, and manipulation of two languages during the interpretation process. Extensive studies in the areas of deafness; the profession of interpreting; and the Deaf Community and Deaf Culture are included in the Associate of Arts and Bachelor of Arts curriculum.

Admission to the B.A. program is determined by grades of B or greater in ASL I, II, and III, and an Intermediate level on the SCPI. Upon completion of the first interpreting series, students must achieve a Quality Assurance Screening Test (QAST) Level I/I before proceeding to upper-level interpreting courses. Please contact the Interpreter Education Program at 569-3169 for more information.

Bachelor of Arts in Interpretation: ASL/English

General: 120 total hours, including 45 hours of upper-level courses (3000-4000 level), and 30 hours in residence

First-Year Colloquium (0-3 hours)

Required of full-time freshmen entering college for the first time and transfer students with less than 12 hours of credit.

Core (35 hours)
Standard Core (29 hours)

All Courses approved by the Core Council. See “General Education Requirements.”

College Core (6 hours)

All Courses approved by the Core Council. See “General Education Requirements.”

Second Language Proficiency (9 hours)

Completion of 2000-level second language course or demonstrate equivalent proficiency. See page 25 for details.

NOTE: INTR 1320, 1321 and 2320, as part of the program, satisfies the 9-hour second language proficiency requirement.

Major (62 hours)
Sign Language Studies Courses (25 hours)

INTR 1320 American Sign Language I
INTR 1321 American Sign Language II
INTR 2320 American Sign Language III
INTR 2321 American Sign Language IV
INTR 1340 Deaf Culture
INTR 2260 Service Learning in the Deaf Community
INTR 2280 Fingerspelling
INTR 2330 Manually Coded English in Educational Settings
INTR 2344 Comparative Linguistics

Foundation Courses (6 hours)

INTR 3347 Introduction to Interpreting
INTR 3380 Introduction to Interpreting Research

Interpreting Courses (28 hours)
INTR 3363 Specialized Terminology
INTR 3364 Sign to Voice Interpreting/Transliterating
INTR 3366 Voice to Sign Interpreting/Transliterating
INTR 4330 Interpreting I
INTR 4332 Interpreting 2
INTR 4358 Interpreting for Persons who are Deaf-Blind
INTR 4380 Advanced Transliteration: English-English
INTR 4382 Advanced Interpretation: ASL-English

Capstone Course (7 hours)

INTR 4970 Internship

Associate of Science American Sign Language Studies

The Associate of Science degree requires 60 hours and is designed to develop American Sign Language skills for students who are interested in applying their skills to a future career and those pursuing careers in ASL-English interpretation.Course work provides students with the knowledge of American Sign Language, English–based signing systems, and Deaf Culture. This program includes a service-learning project with individuals who are Deaf to foster meaningful language interaction and involvement in the Deaf Community. Please contact the Interpreter Education Program at 569-3169 for more information.

Second Language Requirement for Selected Other Degrees

ASL or demonstration of the equivalent proficiency meets the second language requirement.

Credit Validation

Students who have acquired ASL skills before enrolling at UA Little Rock may take the ASL Placement Test. If placed in ASL II-V, students may request credit validation for lower level ASL course(s) upon completion of the placement course with a B or better. Students must request retroactive credit from the program coordinator. Up to twelve hours of credit may be obtained in this manner. Students may request an ASL placement test by contacting the program office at (501) 569-3169 to identify at what level they should enroll.

Admission and Exit Requirements in Interpreter Education

Students pursuing the Associate of Science degree in American Sign Language Studies must complete three (3) hours of ASL (INTR 1320 American Sign Language I), with a grade of B or greater, or demonstrate equal proficiency (see ASL Placement Test), or obtain permission from the program coordinator, Dr. Linda Stauffer, (501) 569-3169, before admission to the program. Students must make an appointment with a program advisor for advisement. To complete the A.S. degree program, students must attain a grade of C or greater in each of the major courses, and meet all other associate degree requirements. See “Associate Degree Requirement” elsewhere. Required Benchmark: An SCPI Intermediate Level is required for continuation into the B.A. program in Interpretation: ASL/English.
Students declaring the Bachelor of Arts degree in Interpretation: ASL/English as a major must complete nine (9) hours of American Sign Language courses (INTR 1320, INTR 1321, and INTR 2320) with grades of B or greater in each course, or demonstrate equal proficiency, or obtain permission from the program coordinator for admission to the program. Students must attain an overall GPA of 2.0 in all work attempted at UA Little Rock, a grade of C or greater in each of the interpretation courses, demonstrate proficiency or complete nine (9) hours of second language requirements (ASL satisfies the language requirement), achieve an SCPI Intermediate Level, take the state-administered Mid-America Quality Assurance Screening Test (QAST) for interpreters, and must meet all other baccalaureate degree requirements. See “Baccalaureate Degree Requirements” elsewhere. Required Benchmarks: A QAST Level I/I is required prior for continuation into the fourth year courses.


Minor in Health Sciences

The minor in Health Sciences is designed for students interested in health education. This minor is not for Health Education & Promotion majors. This minor requires 18 credit hours that should include the following courses:
HHPS 1370 Personal Health
HHPS 4382 Cultural Competency
HHPS 3401 Nutrition,
or HHPS 3422 Exercise, Wellness, and Lifestyle,
or HHPS 3302 Exercise Physiology
HHPS 3377 Drug Education K-12
or HHPS 4373 Controversial Issues in Health Education
HHPS 4376 Mental Health Education
or HHPS 4371 Health Education Concepts and Applications
HHPS 3374 Community Health Agencies
or HHPS 4378 Organization and Administration of Health Education Programs


Minor in Health and Exercise Science (Select 18 Hours)

The minor is encourages the development of physical training, anatomy, and exercise management that provides students with the practical skills necessary for successful careers in fitness industries.
HHPS 2330 Intro to Sport Management **
HHPS 3422 Exercise, Wellness and Lifestyle
HHPS 3211 Health & Safety in Early Childhood **
HHPS 3302 Exercise Physiology **
HHPS 3372 Advanced First Aid
HHPS 3377 Drug Ed K-12
HHPS 3401 Nutrition
HHPS 3402 Kinesiology **
HHPS 3410 Biomechanics **
HHPS 3412 Applied Human Science
HHPS 4379 Methods/Tech of Teaching HLED
HHPS 4384 Motor Development **
**Health Education & Promotion majors can only choose non-major courses that have been indicated by a ** Students cannot use courses in the major for the minor.


Minor in Sport Management

Sport Management, is an interdisciplinary field of study that emphasizes a broad understanding of both sport and business. The Sport Management minor encourages the development of this interdisciplinary knowledge base and provides the students with the practical skills necessary for successful careers in management, promotion, administration, marketing, organizing and leading a sport business or organization. This minor requires 18 credit hours that should include the following courses:
HHPS 3330 Governance and Management of Sport Organization
HHPS 3331 Legal and Ethical Issues in the Sport Industry
HHPS 3332 Sport Facility and Event Management
HHPS 3334 Sports Marketing Management
HHPS 3335 Economics and Finance in the Sport Industry
HHPS 4399/5399 Special Topics


Minor in Educational Interpreting

(Interpretation Majors Only)
All Bachelor of Arts degree in Interpretation: ASL/English will complete an 18-hour minor in Educational Interpreting- The program is designed to provide students majoring in Interpretation with the special skills necessary for interpreting in K-12 educational settings. Courses in the minor are:
INTR 3344 Interpreting Theory and Process
INTR 3350 Artistic Interpreting in Educational Settings
INTR 3372 Interpreting for Persons who are Hard of Hearing
INTR 4346 Principles of Educational Interpreting
INTR 4370 Ethical Standards and Practices
INTR 4384 Interpreting Academic Subjects

Minor in Sign Language Studies

(Non-Interpretation Majors Only)
The minor in Sign Language Studies requires 18 hours. The program is designed to provide a basic knowledge of American Sign Language and English-based sign language systems and the field of deafness. Students interested in becoming professional interpreters for persons who are deaf, deaf-blind, or hard of hearing will need additional course work beyond the requirements of this minor.

Required Courses

INTR 1320 American Sign Language I
INTR 1321 American Sign Language II
INTR 2320 American Sign Language III
INTR 1340 Deaf Culture

Six Hours from the Following:

INTR 2321 American Sign Language I
INTR 2280 Fingerspelling
INTR 2330 Manually Coded English
INTR 2344 Comparative Linguistics

Arkansas K-12 Coaching Endorsement information

Students wishing to coach in K-12 public school athletics in the State of Arkansas must complete a program of study to obtain a K-12 Coaching Endorsement from the Arkansas Department of Education.

All individuals enrolled in teacher licensure programs who wish to coach, can contact the HHPS Program Coordinator at 683-7201 for admittance into this 24 credit hour endorsement program. Upon completion, students must take Praxis 5095 test.
HHPS 3302 Exercise Physiology
HHPS 3372 Advanced First Aid
HHPS 3210 Individual Sports
HHPS 3402 Structural Kinesiology *instructor approval
HHPS 3310 Coaching Theory
HHPS 3330 Teaching Methods of Physical Education Pk-5
HHPS 4350\5350 Methods of Teaching Physical Education 6-12

Licensure

Praxis II: # 5095 Physical Education: Content and Design


Leisure Science Program: (LESC)

The Department of Health, Human Performance and Sport Management offers 1 hr leisure science fitness courses to help students to develop appreciation, knowledge, and understanding of the importance of exercise in daily living.Leisure science fitness courses a enable students to develop a satisfactory level of skill in leisure time activities. Emphasis is placed on developing an individual lifetime activity program to improve health-related fitness components.