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London July Program


London July students will have the opportunity to live in a city that is vibrant, diverse, and full of history. There are two tracks students can apply for: Sports Administration or Nutrition. In addition to classes that utilize the London context in the classroom, students will have a wide range of amazing learning opportunities outside of the classroom as London has countless world-class museums, theatrical venues, and historical sites. 

Students in both tracks will have educational opportunities unique to London. SPAD 490, 'The Globalization of Sport,' takes advantage of the many opportunities in the worlds of Sport and Sport business in and around London. NUTR210, 'Contemporary Issues in Nutrition', allows students to complete their Science GE requirement in the most cosmopolitan city in the world; if all the world's cuisines are to be discovered in London, which nutritional issues also await discovery? 

Program Dates

July 3, 2024 - July 31, 2024

Dates above indicate a planned departure date from the US and in-country return departure date.


  • Tuition: $2,070 per unit (same as Malibu tuition per unit)
  • Housing & Food: $2,696
  • Program Specific Costs:
    • Global Health Fee: $100


Course Requirements

4 units required. 


Course Offerings


SPAD 490 Seminar in Sport Administration (4) 

This is an introduction into the study of the Globalization of Sport. The course will study the history of different sports and the evolution of sports that began in villages and cities and became competitive activities in countries around the world leading to a multi-billion-dollar industry.

Students will have an understanding of the growth and globalization of sports and how many sports have evolved from in-town and regional competition fueled by civic pride to international competition for world sports dominance and financial riches. Students will also learn through lectures and meetings with sports professionals the role of the media, marketing, sponsorships and globalization that have led certain sports and the media to become billion dollar enterprises

NUTR 210 Contemporary Issues in Nutrition (4)

GE: Lab Science

A study of the principles of human nutrition throughout the life cycle. Current topics and controversies in nutrition and health are discussed. A personal dietary analysis is a component of this course. Lecture three hours per week; laboratory and related work two hours per week. Tier I laboratory fee will be assessed. (GE, CC)


Ned Colletti

Ned Colletti

Executive in Residence in Sports Administration

Ned Colletti is an executive-in-residence of Sports Administration at Seaver College and teaches classes in Sport Media and Strategic Communication, Sport Leadership and Negotiation (The General Manager), Sport Organizational Culture, and the Globalization of Sport.  He is a graduate of Northern Illinois University and has worked in professional sports for 40 years, including nine years as the General Manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers. He is the author of the best-selling book The Big Chair, is a four-time Emmy winner for his work on Spectrum SportsNet LA, and is one of a few American sports executives to work in two major sports:  Major League Baseball and the National Hockey League.  He has been teaching at Pepperdine since the Spring semester of 2017 and will be serving in London for the third time during the summer of 2024, calling his London teaching experiences in 2019 and 2022, among the greatest and most fulfilling experiences of his career.  Pepperdine University recognized Professor Colletti’s personal character, leadership, professional sports career, and long service to serving and mentoring underprivileged youth in our community by awarding him an Honorary Doctorate in Humane Letters in 2023.

Dr. Loan Pham Kim

Dr. Loan Pham Kim

Professor of Nutritional Science

Loan Kim is a professor of nutritional science and public health at Seaver College. She holds a B.S. in clinical dietetics from UC Berkeley, and an M.S. in nutritional science from San Jose State University. She completed her dietetic training at UCSF Medical Center. After 6 years of working in the hospital and various community nutrition programs, she pursued her Ph.D. at UCLA, studying public health with a concentration in community health sciences and epidemiology. Dr. Kim is always fascinated about how nutrition impacts health and disease outcomes of individuals and communities at large. While she has been leading the Kenya summer IP since 2014, this will be her first time leading a summer IP in London.  With her husband, John, and daughters, Joy and Elizabeth, she is excited to explore the diverse food culture of this fun city with her students. The educational field trips will contextualize how culture influences food choices and nutrition of individuals, and, ultimately, their impact on community health and disease.  A bonus will be a field trip to the Broad Street Pump, which memorializes the work of John Snow, the father of epidemiology, who was credited with solving the mystery of the cause for the cholera outbreak in London. She is excited to live and learn alongside Pepperdine students because she knows how transformative study abroad experiences will be for her students, herself and her family. 





Updated: 08.08.23