Sport Science and Physical Education Emphasis | Exercise and Sport Science Major | Concordia University Irvine

Exercise and Sport Science

Sport Science and Physical Education Emphasis

School of Arts and Sciences

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Curriculum

  • BA: Exercise and Sports Science Core Courses
  • 29 Units
  • BIO 246: Human Anatomy and Physiology I
  • 4

First of a two-semester sequence in human anatomy and physiology. Topics include the structure and function of cells, tissues, and the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, and nervous systems. Introduces common human disease processes. Emphasis is on interrelationships among systems and regulation of physiological functions involved in maintaining homeostasis. Laboratory component includes anatomical studies using microscopy and dissection and the study of physiological concepts via experimentation. Lab time is included in the schedule. A lab fee is required. Prerequisite: C- or better in BIO 111 or consent of instructor. Offered annually (fall semester).

  • BIO 247: Human Anatomy and Physiology II
  • 4

Second of a two-semester sequence in human anatomy and physiology. Topics include the endocrine, cardiovascular, lymphatic/immune, respiratory, digestive, urinary, and reproductive systems. Introduces common human disease processes. Emphasis is on interrelationships among systems and regulation of physiological functions involved in maintain homeostasis. Laboratory component includes anatomical studies using microscopy and dissection and the study of physiological concepts via experimentation. Lab time is included in the schedule. A lab fee is required. Prerequisites: C- or better in BIO 111 and BIO 246 or consent of instructor. Offered anually (spring semester).

  • 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.

  • 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 365: Sport Psychology
  • 3

The role of psychomotor and cognitive factors in human movement settings are discussed in this course along with selected topics of arousal, attribution theory, achievement motivation, anxiety, interventions, goal setting, attention styles, aggression, social facilitation, social reinforcement, and imagery.

  • ESS 406: Physiology of Exercise
  • 4

This course applies the physiological principles to the study of human performance in exercise. A lab fee is required. Prerequisites: BIO 246 and BIO 247.

  • ESS 407: Kinesiology (Structural)
  • 4

This course will study human movement with an emphasis on the biomechanics, structure and function of the skeletal, muscular, and nervous systems. A lab fee is required. Prerequisite: BIO 246.

  • ESS 410: Measurement and Evaluation of Exercise
  • 4

The development, evaluation, and administration of tests in exercise science will be explored through lecture and practical settings in this course along with basic statistical analyses and its application in interpreting tests and measurements. A lab fee is required.

  • Sport Science and Physical Education Courses
  • 22 Units
  • ESS 344: Group Fitness Programs
  • 2

This course will teach the methods, techniques, and skills that enable students to provide safe aerobic and group fitness activities as instructors in schools, clubs, and corporate environments.

  • ESS 346: Adventure Activities
  • 2

This course will teach the methods, techniques, and skills that enable students to provide safe outdoor and adventure-based activities as part of recreational and leisure programs.

  • 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.

  • Choose two of the following courses:
  • ESS 225: Principles of Weight Training and Cross Training
  • 3

A theory to practice approach to strength training and aerobic cross training methods will be examined in this course as students learn how to test, design, and implement strength training and aerobic cross training programs for sport and fitness. Prerequisite: ESS majors only; non-ESS majors must have consent of division chair.

  • ESS 306: Nutritional Sciences
  • 3

This course will explore issues pertinent to the study of health and nutrition for the active individual and will analyze concepts and controversies by illustrating the importance of research and clinical studies in the current nutritional literature. Students will also examine and discuss key concepts concerning the role of nutrition in overall health and well-being for a healthy lifestyle. Prerequisites: BIO 101 and sophomore standing.

  • ESS 340: Elementary Physical Education
  • 3

This is an instructional strategies course that will introduce students to movement and fitness education for children, including topics on the development and use of games and music to aid in children's motor development, and the integration of the principles of motor learning, motor development, and physiology of movement.

  • ESS 360: Principles of Coaching
  • 3

An analysis of the factors in coaching such as motivation; attitude formation and behavior; leadership and techniques of coaching will be covered in this course. Purchase of American Coaching Effectiveness Program (ACEP) material and certification is part of course.

  • Choose 1 of the following practicum courses:
  • ESS 392: Practicum: ESS Teacher Education
  • 3

This course is a practical, hands-on experience outside the classroom directly related to the student's major, minor or professional program that is a beneficial complement to the student's academic experience.

  • ESS 394: Practicum: ESS Coaching
  • 1

This course is a practical, hands-on experience outside the classroom directly related to the student's major, minor or professional program that is a beneficial complement to the student's academic experience.

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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