Coaching Minor | Concordia University Irvine

Coaching Minor

School of Arts and Sciences



  • Coaching Minor 
  • 18 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.

  • 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 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 three 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 308: Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries
  • 3

The theory and practice of the principles and techniques pertaining to the prevention and treatment of athletic injuries will be covered in this course along with the techniques of preventative athletic taping and strapping being incorporated into the laboratory component. A lab fee may be required. Prerequisite: Bio 246 or concurrent enrollment.

  • 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 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.

  • 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.

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


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