Director’s Welcome

Jennifer Holtz

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

Our faculty and staff are professionals in their fields and experts in content area specialties. Many hold the highest degrees, levels of licenses and accreditation available. We strive to model best practices and contribute to the knowledge base of our fields through practice-based and theoretical research.

Our undergraduate and graduate programs 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. We provide a range of convenient online courses and programs for working professionals.

If the helping professions appeal to you, get to know the UA Little Rock 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

About Dr. Holtz

Dr. Jennifer K. Holtz joined UA Little Rock in 2012 as an assistant professor of adult education and program coordinator for the master’s degree in adult education. She is now a full professor and CHPR director. She teaches a variety of courses, including human development, research, and the psychology of adult learning.

Dr. Holtz holds a Ph.D. in adult, continuing and occupational education with an emphasis in medical education from Kansas State University. She has a master’s degree in gerontology from Wichita State University and a bachelor’s degree in biology, emphasis human biology, from Newman University. Her memberships include the American Association of Adult and Continuing Education, American Educational Research Association, Generalists in Medical Education and the Commission of Professors of Adult Education.

Dr. Holtz’s research focuses on facilitation of online teaching and learning, with emphasis on experiential learning and the role of problem finding behaviors in successful science and research learning. She has presented and published nationally and internationally.