Exercise Sport Science (ESS)

ESS 101   Education for Healthful Living   2 Units

Students will explore the values and benefits derived from the maintenance of a physically active life style and its contribution to the individual's physical and mental well-being in this course including instruction and laboratory experiences in physical fitness.

ESS 105   Christian Wellness   3 Units

A foundational exploration into Christ-centered wellness and how to construct a comprehensive strategy to develop and maintain personal wellness in relationship with God.

ESS 110   CPR/First Aid   1 Unit

This course will cover the theory and practice for prevention and care of accidents and sudden illness including the requirements for Red Cross Standard First Aid and CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) certification. Nominal fee.

ESS 111   Intercollegiate: Tennis   0.5 Units

Intercollegiate tennis.

ESS 112   Intercollegiate: Volleyball   0.5 Units

Intercollegiate volleyball.

ESS 113   Intercollegiate: Cheer   0.5 Units

Intercollegiate cheer.

ESS 114   Lifetime Fitness: Badminton   0.5 Units

This course will introduce the official singles and doubles games of badminton at the beginning level as students practice basic strokes, footwork, strategies, rules, scoring, and court etiquette.

ESS 115   Intercollegiate: Beach Volleyball   0.5 Units

This course is designed for varsity athletes on the Beach Volleyball team. Participants in this course have foundational knowledge of the sport of Beach Volleyball. Participation in this course is contingent upon making the varsity roster as defined by the Concordia University Athletic Department. The student athlete must meet all requirements of both the academic class and athletic department. The head coach will determine course grades for this course.

ESS 116   Intercollegiate: Basketball   0.5 Units

Intercollegiate basketball.

ESS 117   Intercollegiate: Soccer   0.5 Units

Intercollegiate soccer.

ESS 118   Intercollegiate: Lacrosse   0.5 Units

ESS 119   Lifetime Fitness: Bowling   0.5 Units

This course will introduce the official rules, techniques, and strategies, as students practice basic skills. A nominal fee will be charged.

ESS 120   Intercollegiate: Baseball   0.5 Units

Intercollegiate baseball.

ESS 121   Intercollegiate: Softball   0.5 Units

Intercollegiate softball.

ESS 122   Lifetime Fitness: Weight Training   0.5 Units

This course will provide an exercise program for those striving for a healthy lifetime activity. Students will be introduced to official rules, holds, and strategies at the beginning level.

ESS 123   Intercollegiate: Cross Country   0.5 Units

Intercollegiate cross country.

ESS 124   Intercollegiate: Track   0.5 Units

Intercollegiate track.

ESS 125   Lifetime Fitness: Zumba   0.5 Units

The course is designed to expose students to the components of fitness: Cardio-respiratory endurance, muscular strength, muscular endurance and flexibility. A state of physical fitness will be achieved via low and high impact aerobics and muscle conditioning exercises.

ESS 126   Lifetime Fitness: Aerobics   0.5 Units

This course will provide an exercise program for those striving for a healthy lifetime activity.

ESS 127   Lifetime Fitness: Cross Training   0.5 Units

This course will provide an exercise program for those striving for a healthy lifetime activity.

ESS 128   Lifetime Fitness: Tae Kwon Do   0.5 Units

This course will provide an exercise program for those striving for a healthy lifetime activity. A nominal fee will be charged.

ESS 131   Lifetime Fitness: Tennis   0.5 Units

This course will introduce the official singles and doubles games at the beginning level and provide an exercise program for those striving for a healthy lifetime activity. Students will practice forehand and backhand strokes, serves, basic strategies, footwork, scoring, and court etiquette.

ESS 132   Lifetime Fitness: Volleyball   0.5 Units

This course will introduce the techniques, rules, and etiquette as students serve, set, score, learn other volleyball strategies, and incorporate these skills in playing volleyball.

ESS 136   Lifetime Fitness: Basketball   0.5 Units

This course will introduce students to the basic practice skills, footwork, strategies, rules, scoring, and court etiquette while also providing an exercise program for those striving for a healthy lifetime activity.

ESS 138   Intermediate Tae Kwon Do   0.5 Units

Intermediate Tae Kwon Do (Nominal fee)

ESS 140   Lifetime Fitness: Golf   0.5 Units

This course will introduce the techniques, rules, and etiquette as students practice chipping, putting, and golfing strategies, incorporating these skills in playing a round of golf. Students are responsible for balls, green fees, and clubs.

ESS 141   Lifetime Fitness: Scuba Diving   0.5 Units

This course will introduce the rules and procedures for safe scuba diving.

ESS 142   Lifetime Fitness: Beach Volleyball   0.5 Units

Intercollegiate beach volleyball.

ESS 143   Lifetime Fitness: Open Water Paddling   0.5 Units

This course will provide an exercise program for those striving for a healthy lifetime activity.

ESS 144   Lifetime Fitness: Rock Climbing   0.5 Units

This course will provide an exercise program for those striving for a healthy lifetime activity.

ESS 145   Lifetime Fitness: Fitness Walking   0.5 Units

This course will provide an exercise program for those striving for a healthy lifetime activity.

ESS 146   Intercollegiate: Swimming and Diving   0.5 Units

Intercollegiate swimming and diving.

ESS 147   Intercollegiate: Water Polo   0.5 Units

Intercollegiate water polo.

ESS 225   Principles of Weight Training and Cross Training   3 Units

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 238   Observational Clinical Coursework I   1 Unit

A non-classroom experiential course where students will be introduced to the principles of athletic training and the practical aspects of daily athletic training room activity, designed to correspond with the first semester of the observation phase of the Athletic Training Program and will require fifty (50) on- and off- campus lab hours for the clinical component. A lab fee may be required. Prerequisite: Consent of Athletic Training Program (ATP).

ESS 239   Observational Clinical Coursework II   1 Unit

A non-classroom experiential course where the student will be introduced to the principles of athletic training and the practical aspects of daily athletic training room activity, designed to correspond with the second semester of the observation phase of the Athletic Training Program and will require fifty (50) on- and off- campus lab hours for the clinical component. A lab fee may be required. Prerequisites: ESS 238 and consent of ATP director.

ESS 245   Medical Terminology   3 Units

A medical/healthcare terminology course which introduces the student to the medical abbreviations, prefixes, suffixes and root word terminology as it relates to the human body systems and the provision of health care. This course will be tailored to the pre-athletic training, pre-allied health care, nursing, or pre-medicine students. This course serves as a pre-requisite for most post graduate allied healthcare programs and will be required for admission in the Master of Science in Athletic Training. The course will be three units (3) and delivered in an online format.

ESS 303   Health Education   3 Units

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 304   Motor Learning and Control   3 Units

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 305   Motor Development   3 Units

This course will study motor skills and physical development from birth to adulthood with an emphasis on infancy, childhood, and adolescence including neurological, physiological, intellectual, social, and emotional factors that influence gross and fine movement activities.

ESS 306   Nutritional Sciences   3 Units

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 307   Functional Exercise for the Older Adult   3 Units

This course will familiarize students with the effects of aging on the different physiological functions of the body and introduce fitness assessment and exercise prescription of aging. Chronic diseases associated with aging such as hypertension, coronary heart disease, diabetes mellitus, and arthritis will also be studied. A familiarity of body systems is necessary.

ESS 308   Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries   3 Units

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 310   General Medicine and Pharmacology   3 Units

This course will incorporate the knowledge, skills, and values that entry-level certified athletic trainers or similar health professionals must possess to recognize, treat, and refer, when appropriate, general medical conditions and disabilities. Students will also look at the skills and knowledge of pharmacologic applications for athletes and others involved in physical activity. A class fee is required. Prerequisites: BIO 246, BIO 247 and ESS 308 or consent of division chair.

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

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 323   Sport Marketing and Sponsorship   3 Units

This course will study the multidimensional field of sport marketing and sponsorship including a survey of current research, theories, and strategies for sport marketing in profit and non-profit venues. Additional emphasis will be focused on the growing area of sport sponsorship. Prerequisite: ESS 222.

ESS 325   Exercise Testing and Prescription   3 Units

This is a National Council of Strength and Fitness (NCSF) approved course for those who want advanced personal training certification. Topics will include functional anatomy; health and fitness screening and assessment; cardiovascular assessment and prescription; strength and power assessment and prescription; nutrition and weight management. A lab fee is required. Prerequisites: ESS 225 or consent of division chair.

ESS 326   Sport Operations and Facility Management   3 Units

Through a study in the management of facilities and sport business, this course will incorporate the development of a new sport business and the management of existing sport businesses including current strategic planning models, sport finance, business leadership, and facility management. Prerequisite: ESS 222.

ESS 338   Beginning Clinical Coursework I   2 Units

This course is designed to allow athletic training students to develop and practice clinical skills under the direct supervision of a preceptor. Students will be assigned to clinical sites at Concordia University, university-approved junior colleges, or high schools. A Lab fee is required. Prerequisites: Acceptance into ATP and consent of the program director.

ESS 339   Beginning Clinical Coursework II   2 Units

This course is designed to allow athletic training students to develop and practice clinical skills under the direct supervision of a preceptor. Students will be assigned to clinical sites at Concordia University, university-approved junior colleges, or high schools. A Lab fee is required. Prerequisites: ESS 338 and consent of the ATP director.

ESS 340   Elementary Physical Education   3 Units

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 344   Group Fitness Programs   2 Units

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 Units

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 348   Recognizing and Evaluating Athletic Injuries I   3 Units

A theoretical and practical approach to injury assessment for the lower body, this course will use the systematic evaluation format, as governed by the National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA), is utilized with an emphasis placed on the evaluation of the lumbar spine, hip, thigh, knee, lower leg, ankle, foot, and gait analysis. Lab time is included in the schedule. Prerequisites: BIO 246, BIO 247, ESS 308, or consent of division chair.

ESS 349   Recognizing and Evaluating Athletic Injuries II   3 Units

A theoretical and practical approach to injury assessment for the upper body, this course will use the systematic evaluation format, as governed by the NATA, is utilized with an emphasis placed on the evaluation of the head/face, cervical/thoracic spine, shoulder, elbow, forearm, wrist, hand, and abdominal viscera. Lab time is included in the schedule. Prerequisites: BIO 246, BIO 247, ESS 308 or consent of division chair.

ESS 355   Individual Activities   3 Units

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 Units

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 358   Therapeutic Exercise   3 Units

This course will present a theoretical and practical approach to therapeutic exercise and rehabilitation techniques for the injured athlete or those who engage in physical activity. Lab time is included in the schedule. Prerequisite: BIO 246, BIO 247, ESS 308, or consent of division chair.

ESS 360   Principles of Coaching   3 Units

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.

ESS 364   Exercise Psychology   3 Units

This course will focus on the psychological understanding of exercise behavior through the examination of both new psychological and social factors that influence physical activity participation and performance; how participating in physical activity and exercise affect psychological well-being; and the theoretical, methodological, and applied approaches to a variety of topics related to exercise.

ESS 365   Sport Psychology   3 Units

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 368   Therapeutic Modalities   3 Units

A theoretical and practical approach for therapeutic modalities in exercise and rehabilitation are discussed and explored in this course. Lab time is included in the schedule. Prerequisite: BIO 246, ESS 308, or consent of division chair.

ESS 370   Adaptive Physical Education   3 Units

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 Units

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.

ESS 388   Intermediate Clinical Coursework I   2 Units

This course is designed to allow athletic training students to develop and practice clinical skills with equipment-intensive sports under the direct supervision of a preceptor. Students will be assigned to clinical sites at Concordia University, university-approved junior colleges, or high schools. A lab fee is required. Prerequisites: ESS 338, ESS 339, and consent of the ATP director.

ESS 389   Intermediate Clinical Coursework II   2 Units

This course is designed to allow athletic training students develop and practice clinical skills with equipment-intensive sports under the direct supervision of a preceptor. Students will be assigned to clinical sites at Concordia University, university-approved junior colleges, or high schools. A Lab fee is required. Prerequisites: ESS 338, ESS 339, and consent of the ATP director.

ESS 390   Practicum: ESS Sport Management   1-4 Units

This course is designed to allow athletic training students develop and practice clinical skills under the direct supervision of a preceptor. Students will be assigned to clinical sites at Concordia University, university-approved junior colleges, or high schools. A Lab fee is required. Prerequisites: ESS 388 and consent of the ATP director.

ESS 391   Practicum: ESS Sport Management   1-4 Units

A practical experience outside the classroom this is directly related to the student's major, minor or professional program. It typically involves "hands-on" experience that is beneficial complement to the student's academic experience.

ESS 392   Practicum: ESS Teacher Education   1-4 Units

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 393   Practicum: ESS Exercise Science   1-4 Units

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   1-4 Units

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 395   Practicum: ESS Rehabilitation   0.5-4 Units

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 403   Biomechanics   4 Units

This introductory course will look at the basic principles of anatomical mechanics and their applications to human movement including an analysis of efficient movement. Lab time is included in the schedule.

ESS 405   Advanced Physiology of Exercise   4 Units

As a continuation of ESS 406, this course will survey and evaluate current concepts and literature regarding physiological regulatory mechanisms of oxygen transport and muscle metabolism including the examination of both acute and chronic effects of exercise with an emphasis placed on physiological limitations. Lab time is included in the schedule. Prerequisite: ESS 406.

ESS 406   Physiology of Exercise   4 Units

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 Units

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 408   Advanced Athletic Training   3 Units

The theory and practice of advanced principles and techniques pertaining to prevention and treatment of athletic injuries. Advanced techniques of preventative taping and strapping are also incorporated with the lecture as a laboratory component. A lab fee may be required. Prerequisites: BIO 246, BIO 247 and ESS 308 or consent of division chair.

ESS 409   Research in Kinesiology   4 Units

Through practical experience and an understanding of general measurement issues, this course will prepare students to read and critique scientific research and develop the skills and knowledge to conduct research through practical experience using a range of different measurements of human movement.

ESS 410   Measurement and Evaluation of Exercise   4 Units

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.

ESS 428   Athletic Training Administration   3 Units

This course will incorporate the professional administrative and management components of operating an athletic training room through the investigation of human resource management, financial resource management, information management, facility design and planning, athletic insurance and legal/ethical practice.

ESS 438   Advanced Clinical Coursework I   2 Units

This course is designed to allow athletic training students to develop and practice clinical skills during the student's assignment with an athletic team under the direct supervision of a preceptor. Students will be assigned clinical rotations at Concordia University, university-approved junior colleges, or high schools. A lab fee is required. Prerequisites: ESS 388, ESS 389, and consent of the ATP director.

ESS 439   Advanced Clinical Coursework II   2 Units

This course is designed to allow athletic training students to develop and practice clinical skills during the student's assignment with an athletic team under the direct supervision of a preceptor. Students will be assigned clinical rotations at Concordia University, university-approved junior colleges, or high schools. A lab fee is required. Prerequisites: ESS 438 and consent of the ATP director.

ESS 492   Internship: ESS Teacher Education   1-8 Units

This course is an intense practical part- or full-time experience outside the classroom that is an integral part of a professional program that contributes significantly to the preparation of a student for entrance into a profession. Approximately forty (40) contact hours are required for each unit of credit. Each department may limited the maximum number of internship credit.

ESS 493   Internship: ESS Exercise Science   1-8 Units

This course is an intense practical part- or full-time experience outside the classroom that is an integral part of a professional program that contributes significantly to the preparation of a student for entrance into a profession. Approximately forty (40) contact hours are required for each unit of credit. Each department may limited the maximum number of internship credit.

ESS 494   Internship: ESS Coaching   0.5-8 Units

This course is an intense practical part- or full-time experience outside the classroom that is an integral part of a professional program that contributes significantly to the preparation of a student for entrance into a profession. Approximately forty (40) contact hours are required for each unit of credit. Each department may limited the maximum number of internship credit.

ESS 495   Internship: ESS Rehabilitation   1-8 Units

This course is an intense practical part- or full-time experience outside the classroom that is an integral part of a professional program that contributes significantly to the preparation of a student for entrance into a profession. Approximately forty (40) contact hours are required for each unit of credit. Each department may limited the maximum number of internship credit.