Exercise and Sport Science Major | Undergraduate Admissions | Concordia University Irvine

Exercise and Sport Science

School of Arts and Sciences


A popular Nike ad campaign emphasized Just Do It. In today's world, however, it seems that the more we see exercise, sport and physical activity on TV, the less people are actually doing it. Why is that the case? This is just one example of the types of questions you will find the answers to by studying with us in Concordia's Exercise and Sport Science major.

Students in Exercise and Sport Science study the broad area of human movement. This means that you will study sport, but it also means you will study more than sport. You will study God's greatest creation, the human body, how it moves, why it moves, and the beauty of that movement. If you are interested in athletic training, coaching, being a PE teacher, health and fitness, exercise, rehabilitation, or physical therapy; or if you like sport and all its facets, including sport psychology, sport writing, sport sociology, or sport history, this is the area of study for you.

Students who graduate from these programs continue on toward graduate school; work in elementary schools, secondary schools, and other educational settings; work in business and sales; work in the fitness industry; are personal trainers; are firefighters; are paramedics; are athletic trainers; are physical therapists. The paths are endless, because your book for study was and is the human body.

Program Learning Outcomes

Skill in Scholarship

  • Articulate, apply and analyze scholarly resources to integrate best practices in the discipline.

Critical Thinking

  • Recognize and evaluate current conditions and practices in the discipline to formulate, create and implement an appropriate response.

Professional and Interpersonal Communication

  • Demonstrate effective written and oral communication skills.

Balanced Lifestyle

  • Articulate and develop healthy lifestyle choices and practices.

Concern for All People

  • Demonstrate respect for peoples of diverse backgrounds, experiences and needs.

Beauty in Movement

  • Discern and shape affective responses to movement and sport.

Profession and Service Attitude

  • Seek opportunities to serve the community though vocation.

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Deadlines to Apply
Early Action Dec. 1
Priority Feb. 15
Regular Apr. 1
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