Positions

Overview

  • Kristi S. Menear’s professional disciplinary background is in special education and adapted physical education. As chair of the Department of Human Studies in the School of Education at UAB, she supports the work of 30 faculty and over 850 students in the following program areas: counselor education, educational foundations, educational leadership, educational psychology and research, community health and human services, physical education, and fitness leadership/exercise science. She is a former participant in UAB’s BLAZE Leadership Academy and an inaugural member of UAB’s campus-wide two-year Executive Development Program. When she was faculty in the physical education teacher education program, she trained special education teachers and physical education teachers to work with students who have disabilities. She has consulted with Alabama’s public schools and other school systems nationwide to address the needs of the students and the physical educators regarding physical education for students with disabilities. Her professional service and scholarship focuses on health and wellness for individuals with disabilities.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title Altmetric
    2018 Using Technology and the Ecological Model of Constraints to Develop Story-Based Interventions for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder 2018
    2017 Implications of Social Groups on Sedentary Behavior of Children with Autism: A Pilot Study 2017
    2016 Exercise following Mental Work Prevented Overeating 2016
    2016 Investigation of Predictors of Overeating Following a Cognitive Task: 802 Board #118 June 1, 3: 30 PM - 5: 00 PM. 2016
    2016 Obesity, Physical Activity and Sedentary Behaviors in Children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder 2016
    2015 Wellness among US adolescents ages 12-17 years 2015
    2015 Correlates of wellness among youth with functional disabilities 2015
    2015 Promoting Physical Activity for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder: Barriers, Benefits, and Strategies for Success 2015
    2015 Effective Collaboration among the Gross Motor Assessment Team Members 2015
    2014 Physical activity and physical fitness of school-aged children and youth with autism spectrum disorders. 2014
    2011 5-step approach: utilizing special education paraprofessionals in inclusive physical education 2011
    2011 Teaching Physical Education to Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders 2011
    2010 Working with students who have diabetes in physical education and athletic programs: Be active, be prepared 2010
    2008 physical education for students with autism: teaching tips and strategies 2008
    2007 Modifying Physical Activities to Include Individuals with Disabilities 2007
    2007 Adapting Physical Activities to Promote Overall Health and Development: Suggestions for Interventionists and Families 2007
    2007 Fitness Testing of Students with Disabilities: Comparing and Modifying Fitness Tests to Provide Quality Assessments for All Students 2007
    2007 Parents' perceptions of health and physical activity needs of children with Down syndrome. 2007
    2007 heart rate response of junior wheelchair basketball players during practice and competition 2007
    2006 Research Consortium grant - Physical activity profiles of children with Down syndrome: Parents' perspectives 2006
    2006 Physiological responses of skilled players during a competitive wheelchair tennis match 2006
    2006 case study of Achilles tendon rupture in clubfoot athlete 2006
    2006 connecting the national standards for school counseling programs with an adventure-based counseling intervention 2006
    2006 fitness playground for students with autism: ideas for design and use 2006
    2006 physical education requirements in alabama: a look at the past, the present, and the future 2006
    2005 L.I.F.E. for all students: Implementing the Lifelong Individualized Fitness Education course to actively include students with disabilities 2005
    2004 Use of high and low outdoor adventure elements to improve in-school behaviors of at-risk youth 2004
    2004 including students with disabilities in general physical education 2004
    2004 let's get moving! physical activity and students with physical disabilities 2004
    2003 Community-Based Physical Activities for Elementary Students 2003
    2003 assessing preschoolers' motor development skills 2003
    2003 who does what on the interdisciplinary team regarding physical education for students with a disability? 2003
    2002 Parents' perceptions of motor interventions for infants and toddlers with Down syndrome 2002
    2001 TEAMwork - Together everyone achieves more: Utilizing a multidisciplinary approach to adapted physical education, physical therapy, and occupational therapy 2001
    1996 Qualitative analysis of a pediatric strength intervention on the developmental stepping movements of infants with Down syndrome 1996

    Book

    Year Title Altmetric
    1998 Pediatric Adapted Motor Development and Exercise An Innovative Multisystem Approach for Professionals and Families 1998

    Teaching Activities

  • PE645 - Advanced Motor Development (Fall Term 2011) 2011
  • ECY638 - Motor/Health Care Need Yng Chd (Summer Term 2011) 2011
  • HE222 - Concepts of Health and Fitness (Summer Term 2011) 2011
  • PE647 - Teaching Strategy/Iss PE K-12 (Summer Term 2011) 2011
  • PE649 - Adapted Physical Education (Summer Term 2011) 2011
  • PE308 - Adapted Physical Education (Spring Term 2011) 2011
  • PE450 - Phys Activity Indiv/Disab/SL (Spring Term 2011) 2011
  • PE300 - Organization and Admin of PE (Fall Term 2010) 2010
  • PE409 - Assessment in Phys Education (Fall Term 2010) 2010
  • PE509 - Assessment in PE (Fall Term 2010) 2010
  • PE645 - Advanced Motor Development (Fall Term 2010) 2010
  • PE305 - Motor Development (Summer Term 2010) 2010
  • PE729 - Physical Education Seminar (Summer Term 2010) 2010
  • ECY638 - Motor/Health Care Need Yng Chd (Summer Term 2010) 2010
  • HE222 - Concepts of Health and Fitness (Summer Term 2010) 2010
  • PE647 - Teaching Strategy/Iss PE K-12 (Summer Term 2010) 2010
  • PE649 - Adapted Physical Education (Summer Term 2010) 2010
  • PE308 - Adapted Physical Education (Spring Term 2010) 2010
  • PE450 - Phys Activity Indiv/Disab/SL (Spring Term 2010) 2010
  • PE649 - Adapted Physical Education (Spring Term 2010) 2010
  • PE726 - Supervised Research in PE (Spring Term 2010) 2010
  • PE300 - Organization and Admin of PE (Fall Term 2009) 2009
  • PE409 - Assessment in Phys Education (Fall Term 2009) 2009
  • PE509 - Assessment in PE (Fall Term 2009) 2009
  • PE645 - Advanced Motor Development (Fall Term 2009) 2009
  • ECY638 - Motor/Health Care Need Yng Chd (Summer Term 2009) 2009
  • HE222 - Concepts of Health and Fitness (Summer Term 2009) 2009
  • PE649 - Adapted Physical Education (Summer Term 2009) 2009
  • PE308 - Adapted Physical Education (Spring Term 2009) 2009
  • PE450 - Phys Activity Prog Indiv/Disab (Spring Term 2009) 2009
  • PE300 - Organization and Admin of PE (Fall Term 2008) 2008
  • PE409 - Tests and Measurements in PE (Fall Term 2008) 2008
  • PE645 - Advanced Motor Development (Fall Term 2008) 2008
  • ECY638 - Motor/Health Care Need Yng Chd (Summer Term 2008) 2008
  • HE222 - Concepts of Health and Fitness (Summer Term 2008) 2008
  • PE649 - Adapted Physical Education (Summer Term 2008) 2008
  • HE222 - Concepts of Health and Fitness (Summer Term 2008) 2008
  • PE308 - Adapted Physical Education (Spring Term 2008) 2008
  • PE450 - Phys Activity Prog Indiv/Disab (Spring Term 2008) 2008
  • PE653 - Plan Act Prog for Indiv w/Dis (Spring Term 2008) 2008
  • PE300 - Organization and Admin of PE (Fall Term 2007) 2007
  • PE305 - Motor Development (Fall Term 2007) 2007
  • PE409 - Tests and Measurements in PE (Fall Term 2007) 2007
  • PE645 - Advanced Motor Development (Fall Term 2007) 2007
  • Full Name

  • Kristi Menear