Physical Wellness Resources
Currently, over half of the U.S. population is diagnosed with a chronic disease, such as diabetes, heart disease, or lung disease, which can sometimes be preventable. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), simple healthy lifestyle choices like regular physical activity, eating a balanced diet, and sleeping at least 7 hours each night play a significant role in preventing such diseases. The CDC also stresses that regular preventive health screenings are directly linked to increased life expectancy and improved quality of life.
Pepperdine offers a wide variety of resources to help community members prioritize their physical wellbeing, including:
- Regular on-campus preventive health screenings (biometric, skin health, organ ultrasound)
- Free Flu and COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics
- Physician-led Health Webinars and Workshops
- Discounted Gym Memberships
- Group Fitness Classes
- Outdoor Recreation Events
- Intramural Sports Leagues
- On-Campus Facilities
Webinars and Workshops
- Diabetes Prevention, Diagnosis, and Management
- Practical Steps to Prevent Coronary Artery Disease
- Sleep and Total Health
- Understanding Dementia, Its Many Types, and Focusing on Alzheimer’s Disease
Pepperdine has a wide range of well-maintained and available-to-use sports facilities. More details are available at Campus Recreation.
Pepperdine Campus Recreation's Weight Center is open to all faculty, staff, and students. There is no charge to use this facility, but a faculty/staff ID card is required to enter. The center is located in the Firestone Fieldhouse.
Raleigh Runnels Memorial Pool
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday 7 AM - 9 PM
Saturday 11 AM - 7 PM
Sunday 11 AM - 7 PM
Open to all faculty, staff and students (must have ID)
Ralphs - Straus Tennis Center
Court reservations are not necessary. Faculty and staff may use them when courts are available, though athletic teams and PE classes have priority.