Concentration Requirements (all colleges starting spring, 2011)

24 credits

  1. Required courses (16-18 credits)
    • ESS 100 Physical Activities: strength training (1 credit) or ESS 368 Strength Training Techniques and Programs (3 credits)
    • ESS 201 Safety, First Aid, and CPR (1 credit)
    • ESS 205 Anatomy and Physiology for Exercise Science I (3 credits)
    • ESS 206 Anatomy and Physiology for Exercise Science II (3 credits)
    • ESS 281 Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries (2 credits)
    • ESS 348 Theory of Coaching (2 credits)
    • ESS 349 Psychology of Coaching (2 credits)
    • ESS 451 Practicum in Athletic Coaching (2-3 credits)
  2. Elective courses (6-8 credits)
    • ESS 100 Physical Activities: strength training (1 credit)
    • ESS 130 Officiating Athletics (1-2 credits)
    • ESS 207 Human Motor Behavior (3 credits)
    • ESS 249 Youth Sport Issues (2 credits)
    • ESS 302 Physiology of Exercise (3 credits)
    • ESS 303 Biomechanics (2-3 credits)
    • ESS 323 Nutrition and Sport (3 credits)
    • ESS 348 Theory of Coaching (2 credits)
    • ESS 368 Strength Training Techniques and Programs (3 credits)
    • ESS 410 Legal Implications of Sport and Activity (2 credits, note admission prerequisite)
    • ESS 451 Practicum in Athletic Coaching (2-3 credits)
    • HED 409 Stress Management (1 credit)
    • HED 474 Nutrition Education (3 credits)

Advising notes

  • Students may earn credit in both ESS 100 (strength training) and ESS 368,
  • Those holding current American Red Cross 1st Aid and CPR certifications qualify to take the ESS 201 credit by exam option—students visit their Dean’s Office to start the process,
  • Students with credit in ESS 181 Introduction to Sports Medicine may request substitution for ESS 281,
  • ESS 348 may be repeated for elective credit in the concentration. The specific sports studied changes each semester, so please contact the program coordinator for information about the semester-by-semester rotation,
  • Enrollment in ESS 410 requires admission to either the Sport Management or ES-Fitness programs,
  • ESS 451 may be repeated for elective credit in the concentration, and students enroll in this course after completing all other required courses from Part A—see above.

Program Coordinator

Ms. Sheila Perkins
Department of Exercise and Sport Science
160 Mitchell Hall
(608) 785-8170
sperkins@uwlax.edu