Sports Medicine

Seaver, Natural Science, Academics, Sports Med. - Yoga

Our sports medicine degrees prepare students for careers in applied or clinical health professions or for graduate work in disciplines related to the exercise science. Both degree options require extensive laboratory experiences. Students are encouraged to participate in research in the discipline and or internship/volunteer venues relating to their particular emphasis and future professional aspirations.

Bachelor of Arts in Sports Medicine

Courses for this degree option were selected after review of our benchmark peers and comply with national standards established by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) for the Health Fitness Instructor Certification (HFI). Students receiving this degree are prepared for careers in the health/fitness industry as well as for graduate programs in exercise and sport sciences.

Bachelor of Science in Sports Medicine

This degree prepares students for graduate school in the health sciences, including medicine, physician's assistant, physical therapy, and occupational therapy as well as graduate work in exercise and sport sciences.

Minor in Sports Medicine

Our minor provides an opportunity for students interested in sports medicine to take several key courses while majoring in another discipline.

Our Program

Beyond Classes

Natural Science Division Seminar Series

Our Division hosts a seminar series for our undergraduate majors and minors, as well as the greater Pepperdine community.

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Marine Biology at Pepperdine University

Seaver offers a range of courses in marine biology. Because of our Malibu location, we are within five minutes of a variety of marine habitats in the Pacific Ocean, including rocky intertidal and lagoon sites. Laboratory facilities include marine aquaria, and equipment for physiological, ecological, and molecular research on marine organisms.

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Recommended International Study

The experiences of a summer of study and travel overseas provide an essential dimension of a liberal arts education that can be obtained in no other way. For students in the Natural Science Division, we often recommend summer study abroad experiences for scheduling reasons.

Our international programs are designed to provide any student, regardless of major, the opportunity to study, live, and travel overseas without interrupting other studies or postponing a career. This offers students a unique opportunity to gain both an academic and a personal understanding of other cultures, institutions, and languages. Learn more and check out the Summer Special Interest Programs, such as the 2014 Fiji Medical and Service Mission trip.

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Math Tutoring

The math department offers free tutoring for MATH 103, 104, 140, 141, 150, 151, and 250. Tutoring sessions are held Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings in RAC 138 from 7:00p.m. to 9:00p.m.

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Secondary Teaching Credential

Students who plan to teach science in secondary schools should complete the requirements for the bachelor of arts degree and a California Teaching Credential.

Learn more about our teaching credential program

Visit Grunion.org

Seaver's Dr. Karen Martin is the executive director of Grunion.Org. Learn more about her work and research, explore the website, and join the group of scientists, community members, environmental organizations, surfers, and beach workers dedicated to a better understanding of the habits and habitats of beach-spawning grunion, Leuresthes tenuis.

Learn more at Grunion.org