Director’s Welcome

Welcome to the School of Counseling, Human Performance and Rehabilitation (CHPR)! Our faculty and staff prepare graduates to be independent, reflective practitioners and self-directed learners who strive for excellence in all they do, whatever helping profession they choose. Every day, our graduates can be found throughout Arkansas and the region – even across the U.S. – making daily life better for others.

Our faculty and staff are practiced professionals in the field and academically prepared experts in content area specialties. Many hold the highest degrees, levels of licenses and accreditations available. We strive to model best practices in all we do and to contribute to the knowledge base of our fields through both practice-based and theoretical research.

Our undergraduate programs in American Sign Language, Interpretation, and Health Education and Promotion, and graduate options in Adult and Professional Learning, Counselor Education, Exercise Science, Health Education and Promotion, Rehabilitation of the Blind, Rehabilitation Counseling and Sport Management help students develop the skills and knowledge to promote positive change in individual lives and group interactions. Our graduates know how to lead by example and prepare others for collaboration and strategic thinking. For your convenience, we provide a range of online courses and programs for working professionals.

If the helping professions appeal to you, get to know the UALR School of Counseling, Human Performance and Rehabilitation. Our outstanding alumni, our dedicated faculty and our talented students will tell you, this is the place you want to be!

Jennifer K. Holtz, Ph.D.
Director, School of Counseling, Human Performance and Rehabilitation