Physical Education Concentration | Liberal Studies Major | Concordia University Irvine

Liberal Studies

Physical Education Concentration

School of Education

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Curriculum

  • Liberal Studies Major: Physical Education Concentration
  • 12 Units
  • ESS 304: Motor Learning and Control
  • 3

This course will give an overview of significant factors which influence and determine the learning of motor skills including basic principles of learning theory and motor control as they apply to motor performance.

  • Choose three of the following courses:
  • ESS 303: Health Education
  • 3

In this course students will learn how to provide comprehensive school health education programs that incorporate concepts of maintaining balance in the physical, emotional, social, intellectual, economic, vocational, and spiritual components of life. Offered alternate years.

  • ESS 320: Historical, Social, Cultural Foundations of Sport and P.E.
  • 3

This course will present and discuss the historical, sociological, and philosophical analyses of sport and physical education, including current challenges, relevant issues, controversies, and career opportunities in sport and physical education.

  • ESS 355: Individual Activities
  • 3

Sports and individual activities commonly taught in physical education are analyzed in this course with theory and laboratory experiences designed to acquaint students with teaching progression, practice techniques, selection and care of equipment, history, rules, and strategy for these activities. Prerequisite: ESS 376 or consent of division chair. Offered alternate years.

  • ESS 357: Team Activities
  • 3

Sports and team activities commonly taught in physical education are analyzed in this course with theory and laboratory experiences designed to acquaint students with teaching progression, practice techniques, selection and care of equipment, history, rules, and strategy for these activities. Prerequisite: ESS 376 or consent of division chair. Offered alternate years.

  • ESS 370: Adaptive Physical Education
  • 3

An analysis of how physical education, sport, and physical activities can be adapted to meet students' special and unique needs will be examined in this course including an analysis of motor and intellectual development, appropriate skill progressions, and an examination of various diseases and genetic conditions that lead to adaptation needs. Offered alternate years.

  • ESS 376: Physical Education Management
  • 3

An evaluation of how to develop physical education lesson plans and curriculums will be examined in this course including practical tips for creating effective teaching environments and teaching developmentally appropriate skills and activities. Offered alternate years.

  • SPMT 350: Sport Law
  • 3

This course will examine the legal issues in sport and physical education and provide an explanation of key areas of the law such as negligence, contracts, civil rights, battery and defamation.

See requirements for Liberal Studies major coursework.

Current students, please note: The requirements listed here may not reflect the most current courses for this major and may not be the requirements for the catalog year you are following to complete your major. Please refer to the Academic Catalog for official requirements you must meet to qualify for a degree.


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